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Heythrop College (Photo: Mazur/

Collapse of talks means Heythrop may no longer have a future after 2018

John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

The president of the Catholic University of America defended the identity of Catholic universities at a conference last week

Indian tribal Catholics kneel as they pray at Dantilingi in the eastern Indian state of Orissa (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/07/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

South Sudanese rebel soldiers  at a military camp in April (AP)

The cardinal and Bishop Kenney have appealed for peace and humanitarian assistance for the troubled country

Blessed Alojzije Stepinac enters a Zagreb courtroom in 1946 (CNS file photo)

Catholic and Orthodox commission seeks to ‘clarify some questions of history’ regarding Blessed Alojzije Stepinac

Cardinal Robert Sarah (CNS)

Commentators have debated the Vatican’s ‘rebuke’, Latin translation and the future of the liturgy

The Royal Navy's 16,000 ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard (PA)

The bishops suggested the $272 billion cost of replacing the aging arsenal of nuclear weapons could not be morally justified

Archbishop Cordileone is one of the church leaders in favour of the new legislation

The First Amendment Defence Act would ensure federal protection for faith-based organisations who support traditional marriage, committee hears

The wife of the injured editor blames the Lesotho army for the shooting, according to Amnesty International (PA)

The Church in Lesotho has recorded a rise in the ‘alarming’ number of human rights abuses by the government

Pope Francis delivers a speech flanked by Albania's President Bujar Nishani in Tirana in 2014 (AP)

November 5 will mark the beatification of 38 Catholic martyrs persecuted under the Albanian communist regime in the latter part of the 20th century