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 Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."

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

St Peters at Christmas

St Peter's Square at Christmas

Image courtesy of Wikipedia 
  • Euthanasia
    At least two key Victorian MPs yesterday unexpectedly withdrew their support for the assisted suicide bill following pointed warnings from Paul Keating and Tony Abbott, The Australian reports. ...
  • Plenary 2020
    Planning for the Church's Plenary Council 2020 took an important step last week with the first joint meeting of the three groups charged with organising the Plenary, the ACBC Media ...
  • Crime
    A priest believes satanists are behind a theft which desecrated a church in Beechworth, Victoria, The Border Mail reports. ...
  • Social Services
    Catholic-based community organisations in Adelaide's northern suburbs are bracing for a spike in demand for their services in the wake of the closure of Holden’s Elizabeth plant last Friday, The ...
  • Youth
    The Archdiocese of Melbourne has begun preparing its parishes for the upcoming Year of Youth, which begins on Sunday December 3, Melbourne Catholic reports. ...
  • Opinion
    The Turnbull government's announcement that British multinational Serco will be a service delivery partner for Centrelink is another blow to core public services that serve disadvantaged Australians, writes El Gibbs ...
  • Disability
    Pope Francis has issued a harsh condemnation of the underlying eugenic mentality in society that leads many to abort children who are disabled, CNA reports. ...
  • Liturgy
    Pope Francis has issued a public correction to an article by Cardinal Robert Sarah about the changes the Pontiff made last month to how Church liturgies are to be translated ...