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Our Lenten Journey, March 26: St. Mary of the Cross

How many saints do you know of who have been excommunicated? Joan of Arc comes to mind, however, she met a tragic end. You...

Australian Catholics seek prayers as fires continue in Western Australia, New...

As some of the worst wildfires in Australian history rage across four states, thousands of people in affected areas in New South Wales and...

Cardinal George Pell back to prison in Melbourne to await appeal...

MELBOURNE, Australia  -- Cardinal George Pell was taken back to prison June 6 at the end of a two-day hearing on his appeal of...

Cardinal Pell convicted on five counts; verdict will be appealed

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian court found Cardinal George Pell guilty on five charges related to the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old boys; sentencing...

Australian archbishop: New marriage law must include conscience clauses

  CANBERRA, Australia (CNS) -- After a majority of Australians indicated they favored same-sex marriage, Australia's bishops said legislators must ensure that any new law...

Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face sexual abuse charges in Australia

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell said, “I'm looking forward finally to...

Australian cardinal promises abuse survivors to support healing, protection

Catholic News Service ROME — Australian Cardinal George Pell promised to work with a group of abuse survivors to help prevent suicide among victims and...

Cardinal Pell: Bishop committed ‘gross deception’ about Australian pedophile

SYDNEY — When former Bishop Ronald Mulkearns of Ballarat moved a pedophile priest from parish to parish in the early 1970s without divulging the...

Cardinal calls for inquiry into ‘utterly false’ reports accusing him of...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Australian Cardinal George Pell called for an inquiry into the leaking of accusations that he is under police investigation...

Married couple tells pope and bishops that parishes should welcome same-sex...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A married couple told Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops on the family that Catholic parishes should welcome...

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