Sheepdog rescues hundreds of animals in Australian fire

Patsy the shepherd-mix fearlessly worked away to ensure hundreds of sheep got to safety.

US Firefighters get surprising welcome when they arrive in Australia to lend a hand

A moving video of many Aussies' showing their deep appreciation.

A convert, wife, mother, and humanitarian: Caroline Chisholm helped thousands of young female immigrants

Women settlers in Australia faced a life of prostitution, but Venerable Caroline was able to save many of them.

The fascinating history of Australia’s first Mass, and the priest who celebrated it

Fr. James Dixon, himself a convict, brought the Eucharist to a country where Catholicism was illegal.

This underground church in the Australian Outback was built as an escape from the heat

The Catholic St. Peter and Paul Church was hand-dug in the mining town of Coober Pedy.

Could this young woman be Australia’s next saint?

Eileen O'Connor spent her short life working for the sick and poor of Australia.

How Australia was placed under the care of St. Mary, Help of Christians

Australia has a long history of devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Priests in Tasmania could face 21 years in jail for refusing to break the seal of confession

Proposed legislation would require Catholic priests to report on suspected child abuse discussed in the confessional

Australian “Mother Teresa” takes another step toward sainthood

Sister Mary Glowrey, who worked with India's poorest, may become the second saint born in the "Land Down Under."

Mary MacKillop, the Mercy Saint of the Outback

The Australian was famous for the motto "Never see a need without doing something about it"

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