Latest in: Vatican

  • Pope’s picks for synod leaders express passion for peripheries

      On Saturday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’s picks for the four cardinals who’ll preside over an October meeting of bishops focused on youth. All four come from what the pontiff has described the “peripheries” of the world: Myanmar, Iraq, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea. Though a “president delegate”...
  • Toongabbie’s Thomist philosopher

    Austin Woodbury Place is nestled in the quiet streets of Toongabbie, a hint of the little known history of one of Australia’s greatest philosophers, the Rev Dr Austin Woodbury SM. This Thomist, a philosopher in the vast legacy of St Thomas Aquinas’ thought, was much loved and held in...
  • What to do with abandoned churches

    Vatican officials on Tuesday set out to rescue these forgotten religious sites, and the artistic and sacred treasures they contain, by issuing guidelines on how to address their disposition. We’re all familiar with the secularization that’s swept over the West, alienating many from the Catholic faith and leaving empty pews...
  • Pope to attend World Youth Day 2019 in Panama

    Pope Francis will attend the next World Youth Day event, set to take place in Panama on 22-27 January 2019, according to the Holy See Press Office....
  • Church reproposes Order of Virgins 50 years after its restoration

    The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life releases the Instruction Ecclesiae Sponsae imago in view of the 50th anniversary of the revival of the ancient Order of Virgins....
  • Exploring the ‘Joy of Love’

      An Australian couple, Ron and Mavis Pirola of Sydney, will be speakers at the 9th World Meeting of Families in Dublin this year. The focus of the Gathering will be Pope Francis’ Encyclical ‘Joy of Love’ (Amoris Laetitia). World Meetings of Families were instituted by Pope St John...
  • Mission to seafarers about being a friend

      Parishes across Australia are called to support the work of Seafarers as part of the annual Sea Sunday Appeal on 8 July. Every dollar raised will help to provide pastoral support for seafaring men, women and their families through the works of Stella Maris centres across Australia. When...
  • Working with Seafarers is different every day and it’s very fulfilling

      Parishes across Australia are called to support the work of Seafarers as part of the annual Sea Sunday Appeal on 8 July. Every dollar raised will help to provide pastoral support for seafaring men, women and their families through the works of Stella Maris centres across Australia. When...
  • Catholic Super CEO heads up sustainable investment talks with global leaders in Rome

      Global leaders in the Catholic and business community converged in Vatican City last week for the 3rd Rome Roundtable, cementing actions to make the world’s economy fairer and more sustainable. Catholic Super CEO Frank Pegan, who represented the investment community at the meeting in his capacity as Chair...
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