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Monsignor Tony Toms will celebrate 50 years as a priest on Sunday. He is pictured here with a copy of a painting hanging in Canberra which he called "The Friar's Dilemma" and it nicely illustrates "Mons's" own sense of humour.
It takes courage to speak out against the threatening presence of Islam in today's world.
Vatican City, Jul 22, 2014 / 10:54 am .- According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.
Going by the pseudonym "X," Pope Leo XIII anonymously crafted poetic puzzles in Latin for a Roman periodical at the turn of the 19th century.
About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighborhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city's 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church.
Though you would never guess it from the paucity of coverage in the major news media, there is a fierce persecution of Christians going on in the Middle East.
Vatican City, Jul 22, 2014 / 04:49 am .- The Vatican has released Pope Francis' schedule for the first of this two-day trip to the Italian city of Caserta, where he will later meet an evangelical pastor and friend from his time in Buenos Aires.
A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island's Buddhists to halt violence against minority Muslims and rejected him as a global spiritual leader.
With the likes of Sir Donald Bradman, Saint Mary MacKillop, Dame Roma Mitchell, R.M.Williams and Roy 'Mo' Rene all once calling South Australia home, selecting SA's greatest historical character had voters scrambling.
After the Obama and Tea Party years, US conservatives intend to redefine themselves.
Joseph Enos, an elder in the Native American community, blesses a new statue of St. Kateri Tekakwith at St. Mary's Basilica July 14. Franciscan Father Vince Mesi, pastor, also blessed it.
London, England, Jul 21, 2014 / 03:49 pm .- Tony Palmer, a Protestant Christian leader and a close friend of Pope Francis, passed away in the U.K. on Sunday due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
It began with the murder of an innocent 3-year-old boy who burned to death in his grandfather's car in a Mafia ambush in January.
Historians have a term we call the scapegoating concept of history. This is the idea that people tend to look for others to blame - scapegoats - for their condition.
The chorus of John Nienstedt's critics got a lot bigger last week with the addition of the New York Times.
On his second day in Italy, Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the Vatican and invited Pope Francis to come to New York.
Vatican City, Jul 21, 2014 / 05:55 am .- In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:41 am
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