Despite being one of the most secularised nations in the world, Sweden is one of the few European countries where the Church is growing, said the country’s first cardinal, Crux reports.
A Nativity scene and Christmas tree are visible reminders of God’s benevolence and closeness to all men and women, Pope Francis said, CNS reports.
Same-sex marriage has been legalised in Australia, as Malcolm Turnbull fell short on his pledge to deliver stronger religious protections for faith-based schools and charities, The Australian reports.
Almost 20,000 young people were urged to set the world on fire with their faith as the Australian Catholic Youth Festival got underway in Sydney yesterday, the ACBC Media Blog reports.
Removing the inviolability of the seal of confession in law would be unproductive, writes Fr Bill Uren in Eureka Street.
The official image for the Church's Year of Youth was unveiled by the ACBC's Office for Youth at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival yesterday.
Australia needs a comprehensive suite of new laws to stamp out modern slavery, a federal committee's report tabled in parliament has found, ABC News reports.
The Star is animated film designed for the youngest of audiences and parents eager for their children to learn something about the religious meaning of Christmas.
The Turnbull government has defended a policy encouraging refugees held on Nauru to sever ties with their families in order to be considered for resettlement in the US, The Guardian reports.
Australians are making fewer donations to charity, despite ranking as the sixth most generous nation in the world, The Age reports.
At least 32 Catholic fishermen were killed when a tropical cyclone hit the southern coast of India over the weekend, CNA reports.
In an open letter to US President Donald Trump, Christian leaders in Jerusalem said US recognition of the city as the capital of Israel could have dire regional consequences, CNS reports.
Concerned Catholics and community members are questioning the decision of an aged care provider to refurbish a portion of a heritage-listed chapel in Brisbane, The Catholic Leader reports.
The National Catholic Education Commission yesterday welcomed the Turnbull government’s decision to ensure educational bodies are not sued for online copyright infringements by their staff and students.
Tens of thousands of young Catholics will descend on Sydney Olympic Park today for three action-packed days with some of the world's best known Catholic speakers and musical artists, the Sydney Archdiocese reports.
Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson attended court yesterday, accused of concealing information about the abuse of an altar boy by a priest in the NSW Hunter region in the 1970s, AAP/Nine News reports.
The abuse of hundreds of children at the hands of pedophile priests in and around Ballarat has been described as a “catastrophic institutional failure” of the Church, the Herald Sun reports.
The Perth Archdiocese has launched an inquiry into the historical financial records of its Subiaco church after complaints from parishioners, The West Australian reports.