Pope Francis has criticised the Church’s most senior officials, telling them that reforming the Vatican is like cleaning the Egyptian sphinx with a toothbrush, The Tablet reports.
Scott Morrison says he will fight back against discrimination and mockery of Christians and other religious groups, The Canberra Times reports.
A Melbourne woman with a deep faith and a strong sense of social justice has been chosen to represent young Australians at a Vatican meeting next year to prepare for the 2018 youth synod, ACBC Media Blog reports.
Secret details of the criminal case against Cardinal George Pell have been released to lawyers for the ABC and lawyers for one of the broadcaster’s journalists, The Australian reports.
Melbourne's Sacred Heart Mission will deliver Victoria's first "social impact bond" with the Victorian Government, resulting in an expansion of its innovative homeless program, Melbourne Catholic reports.
When most people will be celebrating the joyous family festivities associated with Christmas, Perth priest Fr Michael Gatt will be offering a listening ear to the lonely and isolate, The eRecord reports.
In their annual Christmas messages, Australian prelates have touched on themes of charity, selflessness, family, and care for marginalised people.
The UN independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for stronger international pressure to be exerted on Myanmar's military commanders after she was barred visiting the country, ABC News reports.
Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal, has died aged 86, CNN reports.
Prince Charles says Christians should not take their freedom of worship and expression for granted, the Catholic Herald reports.
Only the most dedicated make their way up the church steps at the crack of dawn. But these Filipinos are committed Catholics and relentlessly positive, SBS News reports.
The Edmund Rice Centre has released the Guide to Surviving Christmas: How to Speak up for Social Justice to help people tackle difficult dinner table conversations this Christmas.
The Turnbull Government is canvassing the views of Aboriginal Australians as it revamps its Closing the Gap agenda, recognising the original targets were created without consultation, News.com.au reports.
A priest has stood down from a Perth parish amid claims he engaged in “inappropriate behaviour with adults”, The West Australian reports.
Townsville’s Homeless Jesus sculpture finally has a permanent position in the forecourt of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Townsville Bulletin reports.
Caritas Australia supporters from all walks of life are thinking creatively about how to spread goodwill and support the world's poor.
Pope Francis has advanced the sainthood causes of Irish/US Catholic media pioneer Fr Patrick Peyton and St John Paul II’s mentor, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, CNS reports.
An architect of the national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors says the burden of proof for compensation claims has been kept deliberately low, The Australian reports.