If you thought that the How to Train Your Dragon franchise was exclusively for kids, you might need to think again. It's a holiday delight for adults, too.
A group of US theologians and Catholic organisations has written to Pope Francis criticising the Vatican's treatment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), NCR Online reports.
The Ratzinger Prize, known as the Nobel Prize for Theology, has been won by a woman for the first time. Professor Anne-Marie Pelletier will receive the award in November in Colombia, reports Zenit.
Almost 90 per cent of Catholic schools in the Wollongong Diocese have voted to strike to draw attention to their negotiations with the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations, the Illawarra Mercury reports.
Lismore's Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett has publicly apologised to the victims of child sexual abuse for the 'heinous' crimes of the past, The Northern Star reports.
Malaysia's highest court ruled today that the Catholic newspaper The Herald has no grounds to appeal a lower court's decision preventing it from using the word Allah to refer to God, The Malay Mail Online reports.
Labor will oppose any Federal Government attempt to continue the school chaplaincy program unless it includes funding for secular welfare workers, WA Today reports.
Well you might ask, 'Who is this Michael White and is it worthwhile a film being made about his life?' A lot of famous people seem to think it is a worthwhile undertaking.
The preservation of century-old buildings at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne is at risk after a request for council funding was denied, The Age reports.
This website features the meditations of Pope Francis from the daily Mass celebrated in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
He was the very image of a tortured genius, but Yves Saint Laurent remains one of the most compelling figures in fashion. And it seems filmmakers cannot get enough of YSL's style.
The Vatican's International Theological Commission has published a new guide to the meaning of the terms sensus fidei and sensus fidelium, reports Catholic News Service.
The Associated Press has backed away from a report claiming that nearly 800 babies had been buried in a disused septic tank, America magazine reports.
An Abbott Government proposal to settle up to 1000 asylum seekers in Cambodia is no solution to the refugee problem at all, writes Sr Denise Coghlan RSM for ucan.com.
Vietnamese authorities have forced the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City to cancel an exhibition of historic maps detailing Vietnam's sovereignty over disputed waters, NCR Online reports.
A Ukrainian Catholic church in Sydney's west has been graffitied with racial slurs, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Toowoomba Bishop Emeritus Bill Morris is expected to tell a Canberra audience this week he was treated unfairly in the process which saw him forced from his bishopric, The Canberra Times reports.
On a visit to Calabria in southern Italy this weekend, Pope Francis took up a theme he has been developing for some time - orgnaised crime. He declared the Mafia 'excommunicated', Vatican Radio reports.
A Catholic priest with a passion for Papal memorabilia has made the winning bid for ephemera from the conclave in 1903. Outside the Vatican Archives, his is now perhaps the largest collection in the world, reports The Catholic Herald.
The news from Ireland these days is more Church horror, writes Ronan McCoy in America magazine. The media is in frenzy, the country's bishops are struggling and the world is again made aware of Ireland's darker side.