The women behind the ‘Maria 2.0’ movement, the German push for gender equality in the Church, have announced a second week of protests.
Laypeople and clerical sex abuse victims from Chile are warning Portuguese Catholics that the new papal ambassador in the country is a “demon” and an “evildoer”.
For almost fifty years Albania’s communist regime waged a savage war on religion, which it called “the opium of the people”.
Two German bishops have called the Church to more “credibility” when dealing with the “life realities” of gay and lesbian people.
In an historic first, three primary schools in Ireland have shed their Catholic identity and made the switch in real time to multi-denominational patronage.
The editor of a German magazine has come down heavily on Benedict XVI for what he said was the retired pope’s “intellectual pessimism” on the clerical sex abuse crisis.
A Slovenian magazine has accused the country’s Catholic Church of covering up its collaboration with Nazi and Fascist forces during World War II by honouring victims of Communist reprisals.
A Croatian bishop has condemned a new outbreak of anti-Serb violence in the country, and blasted those who he said are “promoting new divisions”.
A Finnish politician is holding firm on homophobic views she says are supported by the Bible as police begin a pre-trial investigation into her for promoting hate.
An Eritrean priest living in Rome has lamented the “walls” the European Union puts up to migrants and refugees.
An Irish bishop has criticised the way his country’s government treats asylum seekers.
Polish Catholics have launched a petition calling on their bishops to stop their attacks and lies on the LGBTQ+ community.
Anti-abortionists in the United States have self-revealed that rather than “protecting life”, their real goal is controlling women.
A former papal representative to Great Britain has pleaded with Pope Francis to allow women to be ordained to the priesthood.
A Swiss woman has presented to Pope Francis over 5,000 signatures on a petition seeking an end to the practice of compulsory celibacy for priests.
Representatives of the world’s religions gathered in Germany have committed themselves “to advancing shared well-being”.
Far-right Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney were among participants in a secret meeting of far-right Catholic politicians this weekend at the Fátima Marian shrine.
Catholics in Germany and Spain are proposing a new way to overcome the oppression and marginalisation to which women are subjected in the Church: the appointment of female papal ambassadors, or nuncios.
A German priest who recently announced he is gay has just published a book in which he questions Church doctrine on homosexuality, celibacy for priests and ordination for men only.
An Irish priest-professor of theology and religious studies has warned his subject is “under threat” because of “market forces” changing the face of the higher education sector.
Catholic organisations have joined the chorus of approval of the Maltese Government’s decision to receive the 356 migrants and refugees stranded for two weeks in the Mediterranean on the Ocean Viking rescue ship.
“Italy, if it cares about its future, must get rid of all the roots of hatred and discrimination and focus on integration, rights, and decent work for all”, a Catholic Church solidarity group has said.
The President of the Synodal Council of Zürich’s Catholic Church has insisted that “no one may be discriminated against because of their gender or their sexual orientation”.
A Latvian archbishop has called on his country’s politicians to ensure the ideals of solidarity and the common good among citizens cease to be “abstractions”.
“The devil exists as a symbolic reality, not as a personal reality”, the Jesuit Superior General Arturo Sosa has said.
Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Richard Gallagher has warned that the British people’s vote for Brexit “must be respected”.
The fates of two very different priests in Poland are revealing the distance of the country’s institutional Church from the Gospel message.
The editor of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has called for an “urgent reset” in Italian politics and social life.
Today, 22nd August, marks the first United Nations International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.
Pope Francis devoted his remarks at the General Audience today to the concrete signs of Christian community and to their enemy: hypocrisy.