Pope Francis communicates well in today’s digital culture because “what you see is what you get”, says the secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, reports The Tablet.
Catholic leaders in the Philippines have voiced opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to extend martial law in southern Philippines, Crux reports.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says New Zealand’s offer to resettle Manus Island and Nauru refugees would create “a back door to Australia” for people smugglers, SBS News reports.
The Holy Land’s most senior bishop has spoken out against US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, ACN reports.
Pope Francis’s envoy in Medjugorje has backtracked on his recent comments on official visits to the Marian shrine, saying they were “a little exaggerated”, the Catholic Herald reports.
Labor MP Tony Burke has denied that he and other MPs in electorates which voted No in the same-sex marriage postal survey are feeling pressure from constituents over the issue, The Australian reports.
Despite a decline in Christian affiliation in Australia, Christian beliefs are publicly celebrated at Christmas, with carols a popular sign of this phenomenon, writes Joel Hodge in Melbourne Catholic.
Mental illness among Australian youth is on the rise but two Catholic men hope their new podcast could make young Aussies healthier in mind, body and soul, The Catholic Leader reports.
Australia has ranked third in a list of countries that comply with the ecological program proposed by Pope Francis in his environmental encyclical Laudato Si', according to Rome Reports.
Pope Francis yesterday reiterated his call to people everywhere “to work with determination to build a world without nuclear arms”, America Magazine reports.
A better translation is needed of the phrase “lead us not into temptation”, found in the Lord’s Prayer, says Pope Francis, The Tablet reports.
Last month, Victoria became the only jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia in 2017. Why and how did this happen, despite being rejected everywhere else, asks Robert Clark in The Spectator Australia.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge says there is an urgent need “to strengthen and renew our catechesis of marriage in every way and at every point”, The Catholic Leader reports.
A former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on a black couple’s lawn 40 years ago, and who later became a priest, has finally written his victims an apology, Crux reports.
While the Church has made changes in the wake of the child abuse royal commission, the need for reform is far from over, says Truth Justice and Healing Council chief Francis Sullivan, reports Nine News.
Some 200 pages of welfare changes have been delayed by several months after hitting a snag in the Senate on the final parliamentary sitting day of the year, SBS News reports.
About 15,000 people gathered in Sydney’s Domain on Saturday for the final Mass of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival where it was announced that the next ACYF will be held in Perth, the ACBC Media Blog reports.
St Vincent de Paul Society NSW vice president Beverley Kerr has been named 2017 NSW Volunteer of the Year, the Illawarra Mercury reports.