The latest from the Vatican

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his weekly general audience

Photo: St Peter's Square, May 28, 2014. Copyright Giulio Napolitano. Shutterstock Image ID 195361532


Who is Jesus?

The source and the fount of the Catholic faith, Christ and the Eucharist

Photo: Shutterstock Image ID: 198634943. Copyright Africa Studio

Under the altar 3

'Suffer the little children'

The eternal, catholic, Church, based on the parishes 

Photo: Littlies under the altar in St Canice's, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Copyright CathNews

  • International
    A priest has comforted the family of American journalist James Foley in New Hampshire after the Islamic State group released a gruesome video appearing to show him being beheaded by ...
  • National
    A Victorian MP has criticised Cardinal George Pell over evidence provided about a paedophile priest during a parliamentary inquiry. Cardinal Pell has issued a statement saying any suggestion that he ...
  • International
    Six Augustinian Recollect missionaries are staying in their Sierra Leone mission, to offer encouragement and accompaniment to the people there and to help battle Ebola, reports NCR Online. ...
  • Opinion
    Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa, asks Ronald Lauder in The New York Times. ...
  • International
    Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St Louis is asking Catholics to offer special prayers for peace in the ...
  • International
    Pope Francis' cautious comments about American airstrikes and the use of force have fostered a welter of interpretations, from "tacit approval" to a "yellow light" to outright endorsement, reports CNN ...
  • Film Review
    First time writer/director Gia Goppola comes from a fantastically talented filmic family. Her grandfather is Francis Ford Coppola, her aunt is Sofia Coppola. ...
  • Feature
    As dusk falls over Rome, giving only the slightest relief from the summer heat and humidity, two Conventual Franciscan friars join thousands of Romans and tourists on the banks of ...

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