Jewish, schooled in a convent... a writer who became a politician and activist thanks to her lived experience of apartheid in her home country... Nadine Gordimer's was a life right out of the box, as Nicholas Collura writes.
A Perth 23-year-old recently took the first steps to becoming a Dominican priest. Matthew Biddle interviewed Br Reginal Mary for The Record and filed this report.
In 2014, the Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of three documents of the Second Vatican Council concerning the teaching on the Church, writes Archbishop Denis Hart for Kairos Catholic Journal.
Monday marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I... the Great War, the War to end all wars. Leading American Catholic writer, George Weigel, turns his mind to the subject in this essay for First Things.
The Gospel for this Sunday - Matthew 14: 13-21 - is one of the best-known stories of the New Testament, and speaks of faith in the infinite nature of God's nurturing love.
Jews and Palestinians are the focus of the current strife in the Holy Land. But along with Arab Christians, there is another group referred to as 'the Living Stones.' As the region slides into turmoil, this documentary looks at Messianic Jews.
It's Gauci with a 'c,' not Gaudi with a 'd.' But like his near namesake from Barcelona, Franciscan Fr Alberto Gauci has a passion to build. He works on works in Honduras, reports David Agren for the Catholic News Service.
Dermot Healy has set forth across the waters as the send-off for this acclaimed Irish poet brought to mind a line from one of his poems, A Funeral: 'shovels work like oars, rowing the dead man from this world.'
Two thousand years ago, the region gave birth to the Prince of Peace. Today it is mired in a seemingly intractable conflict. How did this come to be, and what is the fighting all about?
Smut protest victory, Archbishop Coleridge says 'kill the pain, not the patient,' Mercy Sister reconised by ACU, Nick Kyrgios from Catholic college to tennis sensation, Fr Bill McCarthy, New QLD Vinnies leader.
New plane disaster, protections for migrants, youngest nation faces catastrophe, fresh start for Order of St Camillus, Church reaffirms desire for unity with Anglicans, Knights of Columbus, prayers of abducted JRS director.
A collection from the Latin Times of the best memes, Tweets, jokes, pictures and more from the week that saw our Argentine Pope and German Pope Emeritus both have their home nations reach football's World Cup final.
In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus talks of a field where wheat and weed are growing side by side. So it is within the Church and within ourselves. We are the crop of Christ, but there are weeds among us and within us, says Fr William Grimm MM.
Franciscan Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak is a celebrated artist who says the Holy Spirit inspires her ceramic murals. The Catholic News Service has this inspiring story.
Matthew 13: 44-52 Jesus uses illustrative language to explain what happens at the end of time when the evil and the righteous will be sorted through.
The canon of Catholic classics, with writing by such sainted luminaries as Augustine, á Kempis, Ignatius, Catherine of Siena, and Thérèse of Lisieux, offers an opportunity to grow in wisdom, writes National Catholic Register.
Canberra Goulburn's Archbishop Prowse feels deeply the shame of the Church's failures on child protection and is convinced that a focus on victims is essential to the Church's recovery.
What do the God-Mother of punk, a wise-cracking comedian, the grizzled gladiator, and the billionaire media mogul have in common? It seems they're all just wild about Francis and part of a growing club, reports The Catholic Herald.
While it is important to celebrate indigenous successes during NAIDOC Week, we should also reflect on some damaging silences affecting Aboriginal wellbeing, writes Anthony Dillon of the Australian Catholic University.
Israel bombs Gaza, 145,000 Syrian refugee women fight for survival, Hobby Lobby case explained, where atheists can't hold office, drop in Irish priests and nuns, Italian police target mafia after papal visit, China rethinks death penalty, Mexico.