What’s in a name: How popes choose their papal name IMAGE Church

What’s in a name: How popes choose their papal name

February 14, 2018 Britten Thompson

On 13 March, 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. Upon stepping into the role of Pope, Bergoglio took the papal name Francis in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi.

A Millennial’s guide to Lent  IMAGE Church

A Millennial’s guide to Lent

February 13, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

You may have missed the memo but we are about to begin the Season of Lent – historically, one of the Catholic calendar’s most important periods.

Tenth Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation IMAGE Church

Tenth Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation

February 13, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

On 13 February, 2008 – 10 years ago today – the then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised for the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the policies that caused pain, trauma and suffering for those peoples.

Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2019 IMAGE Church

Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2019

February 12, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Pope Francis has used a tablet computer to sign himself up for next year’s World Youth Day which takes place in Pamana.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust IMAGE Church

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

February 12, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Ash Wednesday is inextricably linked to Easter. After all, it marks the beginning of the Lent penance period that ends on Holy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. In churches during Lent, the colour purple is prominent, symbolising mourning and penance and churches may remove decorations and choose more solemn hymns, to reflect Lent’s sombre tone.

The Pope’s message for Lent IMAGE Church

The Pope’s message for Lent

February 09, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

In his annual message for Lent, Pope Francis described a world marked by signs of “the end of time,” including false prophets and cold hearts.

The Holy See to be represented at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games IMAGE Church

The Holy See to be represented at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

February 09, 2018 Britten Thompson

A delegation from the Holy See has gone to PyeongChang to be a part of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

Pope Benedict XVI says he is preparing for the journey home IMAGE Church

Pope Benedict XVI says he is preparing for the journey home

February 09, 2018 Britten Thompson

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has written a rare letter in which he has alluded to being near the end of his life.