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Carthusian monks at a monastery in southern Italy (Photo: CNS)

Journalist suggests Causes could be taken up by Italian bishops

Pro-Russian separatists stand guard at a checkpoint near Donetsk, Ukraine (CNS)

‘People should realise what’s happening here has worldwide implications,’ says Bishop Dzyurakh


Print Edition: September 5 2014

This week we bring you reports on the amazing Catholic couple who are saving migrants at sea and the brave Nigerian bishop who refuses to have a bodyguard. Fr Thomas Casey dissects Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Hallelujah’ and Fr Matthew Goddard writes about his priest friend who was murdered by a burglar. Meanwhile newly-wed Will Heaven […]

Pope Francis welcomes former Israeli President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Former Israeli President asks Pope to head United Religions organisation

Daily readings: September 7-13

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year, Ez 33:7-9; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20 (Year A)

A detail from an icon of St John Chrysostom surrounded by scenes from his life

St John Chrysostom (September 13) preached for a decade from Antioch’s cathedral, the Golden Church

Prime Minister David Cameron (AP)

Conservative whips canvassing their party’s MPs over whether they would support military action

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (CNS)

The Diocese of Peroria has announced that the archbishop’s Cause has been suspended indefinitely

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis makes comments during general audience St Peter’s Square