Catholic Mission has learned that 23 pastoral care workers died violently during 2010.
After weeks of rain it took just over an hour for Toowoomba to look like it had been hit by an inland tsunami, Catholic Communications reports.
Wednesday January 12 2011 marks one year since Haiti’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake shattered lives, devastated communities and sent a wave of shock around the world.
The Catholic Church has welcomed the announcement by Immigration Minister Chris Bowen on changes which would make the assessment process for refugees and asylum seekers faster and fairer.
Pope Benedict XVI has instructed the Pontifical Council Cor Unum to allocate the sum of $US 50,000 in response to the urgent needs of those affected by the recent flooding in North Eastern Australia.
Priests, Bishops and Archbishops from across Australia and a large contingent from Victoria's Maltese community have joined 4,000 mourners for the Funeral Mass of Bishop Joseph Grech, Catholic Communications reports.
Graphic news images of the devastating Queensland floods have brought forth many offerings of prayers and condolences from Catholic Mission offices around the world.
They may come from far flung parts of the world but a group of women gathering in Sydney this week has a unique bond - celebrating 50 years as members of the Sisters of St Joseph.
Eulogy for Bishop Joseph Angelo Grech by Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn Mark Coleridge.
A Message of Condolence to the Coptic Orthodox Community from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.