The latest from the Vatican

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his weekly general audience

Photo: St Peter's Square, May 28, 2014. Copyright Giulio Napolitano. Shutterstock Image ID 195361532


Who is Jesus?

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."

Photo: Shutterstock Image ID: 198634943. Copyright Africa Studio

Under the altar 3

'Suffer the little children'

The eternal, catholic, Church, based on the parishes 

Photo: Littlies under the altar in St Canice's, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Copyright CathNews

St Peters at Christmas

St Peter's Square at Christmas

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  • Opinion
    Yesterday marked five years since the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments agreed to transfer asylum-seekers to Manus Island, writes Fr Maurizio Pettena CS. Source: ACMRO. ...
  • Legal Matters
    Bill Shorten has backed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s call for the Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson as abuse survivors call for other institutional leaders to be prosecuted for concealing ...
  • Human Rights
    The legislation of same-sex marriage in Australia may only require “slight tweaking” to protect religious freedom, according to Fr Frank Brennan SJ, a member of the Ruddock review panel. Source: ...
  • People
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  • Film Review
    It is the music of ABBA that makes Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again – not its storyline or moral tone. Source: ACOFB. ...
  • United States
    A lay minister who served parishioners in Colorado when the Columbine High School shooting took place in 1999 says United States parishes need to prepare for crises. Source: NCR Online ...
  • Saints
    A formal call for testimony has been issued, the first step of an investigation into the possible sainthood of Chiara Corbella Petrillo, a young Italian mother who delayed cancer treatment ...