Pope Francis says that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming — his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters — and appeals to climate change deniers to listen to science.
Parishioners in rural communities are increasingly perform the role of priests, taking funerals and baptisms into their own hands.
Far from the turbulence that surrounds the conviction of George Pell, committed Catholic Kate Engelbrecht leads a quiet life of contemplation. But she warns if the church doesn't change, "it's a goner".
For the first time in more than a century, architects will be given the opportunity to substantially alter Paris's Notre Dame which has withstood centuries of political, social and environmental change.
At a school in Western Sydney, a new model of education has students choosing what they want to learn and avoiding exams, but teaching unions say it comes at a cost to the public system.
On the day of the faire, jolting pictures and video of the spire collapsing, the roof ablaze, were posted alongside people's snaps and memories of their visits to the famed old edifice. But for me, one photo captured a message, writes Simon Smart.
A Catholic priest in Tasmania's north is removed from his post after what the Archdiocese of Hobart describes as "tension within the parish", amid complaints from parishioners only men were allowed to serve at the altar, and concerns over Latin masses.
As a Catholic, the Pell verdict has shocked me deeply but these are the steps forward, writes Francis Sullivan.
My husband is a survivor of clerical abuse, but in the countless hours I've spent in waiting rooms, not one doctor has asked me if I'm okay, writes Winnie Mulherin.
George Pell's reaction to receiving his sentence wasn't visible outside the courtroom, but for those of us inside, we saw a changed man, writes Louise Milligan.