Matthew 5:38-48 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?
At his graveside, Paul Chatenoud was described as 'a poet, a creator, a farmer, a conformist, an anticonformist, an anarchist, a Catholic, a free man, a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and an artist whose masterpiece was his life '.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the target of stark and challenging examination in John Cornwell's critique of this most Catholic of rituals.
Mary Magdalene's hometown hid its treasures for nearly 2000 years. Among them are a synagogue in which Jesus almost certainly preached, an adjacent ritual bath complex, and a rare first century stone carved to depict the Second Temple.
Listen to a special meditation on the life of the great Jesuit leader Pedro Arupe, to mark the 200th anniversary of the 'Restoration' of the Jesuits.
Power of prayers for Sudanese refugees, caring for Thai orphans, Rockhampton's Br Mick, Dr John Lyons, Wilston centenary, Perth farewell, TAS Josephite jubilees, slavery-free chocolate campaign
In March, Sr Monica Cavanagh will take up the post of congregational leader of St Mary MacKillop's Josephite Sisters. Like the good Saint Mary herself, Sr Monica found her vocation in the Australian bush.
Fr Augustus Tolton was the first African-American priest. Born a slave, denied entry to US seminaries, he travelled to Rome to be enter the priesthood. Overcoming racism, he became a respected pastor. Now he is on the path to sainthood.
It's fifty years since The Beatles took America by storm. The world has never seen anything like it before or since. Or has it? In this piece from America magazine, religion writer and musician, Bill McGarvey, asks how, in a saturated communications market, a 77-year-old Argentine Pontiff has managed to bump rock stars off the covers of pop-culture magazines, and capture the imagination of the world. Has the Catholic Church found its mojo for engaging in the post-1960s cultural landscape?
Greatest movie ever told, Catholicism is 'mix of spirit and matter,' UK Cardinal-designate v Cameron Govt, Vatican Bank, abducted nuns, India, Italy, USA, Irish xenophobia
In our normal, daily lives, we are invariably so self-preoccupied that we find it difficult to be able to accord others the same reality and value we give to ourselves, says Fr Ron Rolheiser.
Ever since The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books first came out, there has been discussion of whether author JRR Tolkien intended to reveal his own very devout Catholic faith in the works, or not. Here, New Zealand Anglican Archbishop emeritus, Sir David Moxon, goes in search of the theology of Tolkien's theology.
Decentralisation and collegiality will be the ‘radical’ hallmarks of the Francis pontificate, writes Paul Vallely, author of 'Pope Francis - Untying the Knots.'
Franciscan University Presents: 'Lumen Fidei and the Life of Faith'
Here are 30 stunning examples of of American church architecture on university campuses.
Matthew 5:13-16: 'You are the salt of the earth'
Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci was a prolific composer of liturgical music and outspoken critic of ‘pop-inspired songs’ in worship. He was director of the Sistine Chapel Choir under six popes.
Joseph Epstein calls Pulitzer Prize winning author, Willa Cather, the 'best novelist of the 20th century.' Here he reviews a new collection of her selected letters.
Temple below Milan Cathedral, JPII blood crime arrest, Phillipines, S. Sudan, New York mayor, Madrid anti-abortion march, Montenegro fresco roasts communists and Catholics, more...
Australia's longest serving congregation of women religious is about to celebrate its 175th anniversary. Their mission began in working with female convicts. Sr Annette Cunliffe, provides this reflection on a remarkable legacy of service.