Catholic Herald logo
Menu
Cardinal George Pell celebrates Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of Sydney's Chinese community alongside Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun (CNS photo/Kerry Myers)

Soon one in four priests in Australia will be foreign-born or on visas

Cardinal Ivan Dias: says dispensed priests should be able to play a greater role in parish life (Photo: PA)

Priests who leave their ministry to marry could continue to teach theology and administer the Eucharist, says Vatican cardinal

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor for clerical sex abuse, left, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

New norms also strengthen penalty for attempting to ordain women as clergy