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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  • Terror
    Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has called for prayer, compassionate solidarity and calm in the wake of Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London, reports the Catholic Herald. ...
  • Fatima
    Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, thus paving the ...
  • Reflection
    Marches that take place throughout Australia in solidarity with asylum-seekers are particularly appropriate on Palm Sunday, writes Fr Andy Hamilton SJ on the CAPSA website. ...
  • Miracle
    St Mary MacKillop is being credited for a miraculous healing of a Victorian boy and of appearing to his mother, reports the Catholic Weekly. ...
  • Innovation
    A parish-based initiative is offering young Brisbane families the chance to “get off the rental merry-go-round” and buy their first home, The Catholic Leader reports. ...
  • Opinion
    Bible literacy is low in Australia, and if cultural forces have their way, it is destined for further decline, writes Greg Clarke of the Bible Society in The Australian. ...
  • Parish Life
    If your parish offers clear policies, entry paths and support to volunteers, you will build confidence among people to step up and share their time, writes Richard McMahon in the ...
  • Odd Spot
    A bridge featuring crosses on the property of Villanova, a Catholic university in a Philadelphia suburb, will be built despite complaints from some local taxpayers, Catholic News Agency reports. ...