Abolish the priesthood. That’s the simple but powerful call author and former priest James Carroll has launched in The Atlantic.
The Vicar General of the Essen diocese has denounced a “frightening” Vatican attempt to “stifle discussion” in the German Church’s binding synodal path.
“This really is a land of opportunity for a Church wishing to become missionary again”. That’s how Italian-born missionary Paolo…
Bishop Dionisio Lachovicz, the papal delegate to the Ukrainian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Italy, has insisted that married priests are a “gift” to the Church.
After the summer storms, a sense of “normality” has returned to the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Rome.
The Holy See is “very important” for future relations between Serbs and Croats, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić has said.
“Dismay”. That’s what the Federation of German Catholic Youth (BDKJ) has expressed in response to Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki’s repeated refusal to hold discussions important for Church reform.
The Catholic diocese of Basel, the Swiss Church’s largest, has come out in support of civil marriage equality and of Church blessings for same-sex couples.
They weren’t burnt. They didn’t suffer the effects of smoke inhalation or lead poisoning. But they’re victims of April’s tragic fire in Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Portugal is in mourning after the violent murder and post-mortem rape of popular “radical nun” and heroine of the needy, Maria Antónia Guerra de Pinho, in the district of Aveiro.
Today on Novena we continue our series of some quotes from the new cardinals Pope Francis announced on 1 September. Today, Miguel Ángel Ayuso.
The European Union has launched a new “Global Exchange on Religion in Society” initiative, an exchange program for civil society agents working on faith and social inclusion.
“If we’re not interested in how our bank is managing our money we can be complicit in wars, poverty or climate change”, Vatican City State economy councillor Alessandra Smerilli has said.
Church and humanitarian organisations in Malta have said they are “deeply concerned” about the “completely unlawful” detention of asylum-seekers.
The Austrian branch of the Catholic nonviolence movement Pax Christi has called on Churches to speak out in this time of “exaggerated nationalism, contempt for humanity and racism” and when “the danger of war increases through militarism, armaments and arms exports”.
Controversial Maltese priest David Muscat has launched a fierce racist attack on this year’s Victory Day speaker, technology expert Dr. Abdalla Kablan.
Church groups along with a total of 61 NGOs have written an open letter to Members of the European Parliament to express their “deep concern” about policy proposals.
The Bishop of Mainz has defended the German Church’s “binding synodal way” against the criticisms – of cardinals and others – that the process could lead to splits in the national and universal Church.
The leader of the Irish Catholic Church has warned the ongoing lack of a Northern Ireland Assembly, “increasing sectarianism” and the shadow of Brexit mean “a period of dangerous political, social and economic uncertainty” for the UK and Ireland.
The president of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has said married priests in the Church are possible “under certain conditions in certain regions”.
The Pontifical Academy for Life has endorsed on social media a new book claiming that a network of conservative United States churchmen, politicians, theologians and media outlets is trying to remove Francis as Pope.
The bishops of Spain dedicated a diatribe to the “incompatibility” of meditation and mindfulness with “authentic Christian prayer”.
“Populism is counter to the spirit of Europe”, cardinal-elect Jean-Claude Höllerich has said, also adding a warning about Brexit.
An overwhelming majority of the Catholic faithful in the Irish diocese of Killala are in favour of married priests, a change in Church teaching on homosexuality and the ordination of women.
Spain’s Catholic Bishops are pouring millions of euros each year into a failed television network, Trece TV.
Chinese spies tried to disrupt a secret far-right Catholic political meeting at the Fátima shrine, in Portugal, out of concerns about the presence there of Hongkonger politicians, and a Hongkonger cardinal.
A key German lay representative has hit out at one of his country’s cardinals for suggesting that the national Church’s “binding synodal process”, or grassroots consultation process, could lead to Church division.
The grand chancellor of Rome’s beleaguered John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences has promised to “address and overcome” conservative Catholic criticism of the restructuring of the Institute.