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

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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

  • Society
    Many children today are effectively orphans because their fathers are absorbed with work and do not play with them, Pope Francis has said, and urged fathers to “waste time” playing ...
  • Politics
    Queensland political rivals have responded to Church leaders’ queries on policies ranging from job creation and education, to support for drought-affected farmers, environmental and law and order issues, reports The ...
  • International
    A Catholic priest who recently took charge of a San Francisco parish has said only boys can be altar servers, amid a wider debate over conservative concerns that the Church ...
  • International
    A judge in the Spanish city of Granada has charged 10 priests with sexually abusing a child, in a case that was brought forward after Pope Francis telephoned the victim ...
  • Vatican
    The top Vatican official for October’s Synod on the Family has tried to seize the ground for the reformers, telling a conference that bishops “should listen to couples in irregular ...
  • Education
    The Diocese of Toowoomba has vowed to respect the cultural significance of the site of the former Toowoomba South State School that it has just bought, reports The Chronicle. ...
  • Feature
    An archbishop in Niger said the Church would rebuild after rioters destroyed its places of worship during protests over cartoons mocking depictions of Muhammad by the French satirical newspaper Charlie ...
  • Film Review
    Unbroken tells the true story of Olympian and WWII veteran Louie Zamperini. Despite the story’s ripe foundations, the film feels curiously inert. ...

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