Faith and films have been lifelong obsessions for director Martin Scorsese, obsessions that he said have given him moments of peace amid turmoil and lessons in humility, CNS reports.
Some of the biggest names in the business arena last night unrolled their sleeping bags around the country to raise money for homelessness, The Australian reports.
A new film about the historic meeting between St Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, Malik Al-Kamil will have its Australian premiere in Sydney next month, Catholic Outlook reports.
A $60,000 bronze sculpture of a homeless Jesus on a park bench is yet to find a home more than a year after being gifted to the city of Townsville, the Townsville Bulletin reports.
Catholic school students have participated in a world-first research project which has "enormous potential" for improving the maths outcomes of children Australia-wide, The Canberra Times reports.
Australia needs to work towards the just and humane treatment of migrants and refugees in its care, writes Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv on the ACBC Media Blog.
Thirty years ago today Bob Hawke declared that "by 1990, no Australian child will be living in poverty," writes Michael Koziol in the Sydney Morning Herald.
More than 3300 people have been killed since October in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, said a report by Catholic officials this week, CNA reports.
The federal government's $23.5 billion school funding package has passed the Senate, in a significant victory for the Coalition ahead of the long parliamentary break, ABC News reports.
The mayor of a Central African Republic (CAR) town says at least 100 people are dead after heavy fighting broke out in the wake of a peace agreement signed this week in Rome, CBS News reports.
After public pressure, media spotlighting and a petition signed by 8000 people, the Department of Immigration has granted asylum visas to a Sydney-based Coptic Christian family, The Catholic Weekly reports.
A parliamentary committee says Centrelink's robo-debt program has had a profoundly negative impact on the lives of thousands of Australians, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The death of her son inspired a NSW woman to help young people develop skills to promote good mental health, Aurora Magazine reports.
The saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness is possible for everyone, and we should call on them for help in living our vocations, Pope Francis said yesterday, CNA reports.
Priests in Indonesia’s Ruteng Diocese have appealed to the Vatican to resolve a dispute with their bishop, who they accuse of misappropriating more than $100,000 in Church funds, the Catholic Herald reports.
The Turnbull government has pledged more than $5 billion to win over Senate crossbenchers in a desperate move to secure support for what will now be a $23.5bn schools funding reform package, The Australian reports.
A Turnbull government measure which stripped benefits from those with permanent disabilities caused by substance abuse has been overturned by the Senate, 9news.com.au reports.
With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to $US500,000 to the war-torn country to show his solidarity and support, CNS reports.