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
    Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a US journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria yesterday to console them for their loss and assure them of his prayers ...
  • National
    Cardinal George Pell says he was surprised by the number of complaints made in the lead up to the introduction of the Melbourne Response to abuse within the Church, reports ...
  • National
    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse looks certain to be granted a two-year extension after Prime Minister Tony Abbott backed calls for additional funding, reports The ...
  • Arts
    Sydney poet Helen Thurloe has won the 2014 Australian Catholic University (ACU) Literature Prize with her poem Surgeon Mother.  ...
  • International
    Organisers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is ...
  • Reviews
    During the past 40 years, video games have evolved from simple black-and-white to complex multi-player games. Compass examines their narratives from basic good versus evil story lines to ones that ...
  • International
    The Bishop of Motherwell in Scotland has told a sheriff court that a priest “booby-trapped” a church house following attempts to evict him, reports The Tablet. ...
  • Feature
    The need to bring seminaries into the 21st century is well overdue, writes Bill Tammeus in NCR online. ...

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