Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, thus paving the way for their canonisation, Catholic News Service reports.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has called for prayer, compassionate solidarity and calm in the wake of Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London, reports the Catholic Herald.
A parish-based initiative is offering young Brisbane families the chance to “get off the rental merry-go-round” and buy their first home, The Catholic Leader reports.
A bridge featuring crosses on the property of Villanova, a Catholic university in a Philadelphia suburb, will be built despite complaints from some local taxpayers, Catholic News Agency reports.
Bible literacy is low in Australia, and if cultural forces have their way, it is destined for further decline, writes Greg Clarke of the Bible Society in The Australian.
St Mary MacKillop is being credited for a miraculous healing of a Victorian boy and of appearing to his mother, reports the Catholic Weekly.
Marches that take place throughout Australia in solidarity with asylum-seekers are particularly appropriate on Palm Sunday, writes Fr Andy Hamilton SJ on the CAPSA website.
A bishop in Sicily has banned known mafia criminals from acting as godfathers at baptisms in churches in his diocese, according to The Guardian.
If your parish offers clear policies, entry paths and support to volunteers, you will build confidence among people to step up and share their time, writes Richard McMahon in the Catholic Outlook.
You might be surprised to know most married Catholic priests are staunch advocates of clerical celibacy, writes Fr Joshua Whitfield, a married Catholic priest from Texas, in the Dallas Morning News.
Pastoral care of migrants and refugees will be top of the agenda for the Church in Australia later this year as two cardinals arrive in Melbourne for a national conference on the issue, reports the ACBC Media Blog.
More than 150 of Australia’s finest athletes and performers are enrolled at Australian Catholic University as part of the Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP), according to the university.
The bishops of El Salvador have asked Pope Francis to canonise Blessed Oscar Romero in their country, according to Rome Reports.
The annual ‘Blessing of Hands’ ceremony was held last week at the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus, the eRecord reports.
Archbishop Eamon Martin has paid tribute to the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and Irish Republican Army head who worked towards reconciliation with Britain, reports the Catholic Herald.
The Pope has called for the universal Church to set aside a special period of '24 Hours for the Lord', to be marked this weekend, reports Aleteia.
A Year 12 Student from Brisbane was the sole Australian student to present at the United Nation's 12th World Down Syndrome Day Conference, held in New York on Monday, reports The Catholic Leader.
Calvary Bruce Private Hospital opened its expanded mental health unit on Wednesday, boosting patient capacity by 40 per cent, reports the Canberra Times.