Beyond the platitudes of a “new European humanism capable of dialogue, integration and generation”, what did the European bishops really talk about at their Assembly in Santiago de Compostela, Spain?
The Church in Malta has urged the Government to “think of the long-term common good” in the preparation of the 2020 Budget.
Bishops from 45 countries around Europe have issued a call to a continent “in distress”, urging it to remember that “there are elements of hope”.
The majority of the world’s 3.3 billion workers suffer from a lack of economic security, equal opportunities and scope for human development.
“A vast number of believers are waiting” for the German Church’s “binding synodal way” reform process, the spokesman of the German Bishops’ Conference has said.
Are the rules for the sacrament of penance laid out in the Bible? Should priests who refuse to break the confessional seal in abuse cases go to jail?
The men and women of the Spanish progressive Juan XXIII Association of Theologians have come out in defense of the Synod for the Amazon.
We at Novena have been sharing some of our favourite quotes from the new cardinals Pope Francis announced last September 1. Today, it’s the turn of Michael Czerny.
An Irish son of a priest is calling on Pope Francis to let religious who father children remain in the ministry.
A French bishop has warned the faithful over the “confusion” being created by a breakaway Church not in communion with the Vatican.
The Pope’s ‘Robin Hood’, papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, has worked a miracle for the migrant workers of Foggia, in Italy.
Two of Europe’s most important churchmen have come out strongly in favour of the “Fridays for Future” movement for the climate.
Populisms in Europe “imprison the heart between walls of suffocating resentment”, the Pope has deplored.
Pope Francis has named a top anti-Mafia prosecutor as president of the Vatican criminal court two days after police raids.
Religious and lay women pleaded today with the Catholic Church to listen to them, treat them as equals and allow them to vote in Synods.
The Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh has warned Ireland’s Direct Provision centres for migrants and refugees could be the new Magdalene Laundries.
The new Vatican Synod secretary is a critic of “closed doors” migrant policies in Europe, a defender of divorced and remarried Catholics who want to take communion, and a supporter of the civil recognition of same-sex partnerships.
Women’s access to all levels of Church ministry is not all “theologically possible” and “structurally desirable”, but also “mandatory” from a social justice perspective.
The Vatican has suspended five employees over suspicious real estate deals and the alleged misuse of donations.
The decision of the new Cardinal of Bologna, Matteo Zuppi, to offer Muslim-friendly pork-free tortellini for Friday’s feast of patron St. Petronius is causing a stir in Italy.
The Spanish Salesian Cristóbal López has been the Archbishop of Rabat in Morocco since December 2017. He’s also one of the new cardinals.
Belgian laypeople are pushing the Pope to allow married priests, not only as a response to the plunge in vocations but also because it is a biblical and ecumenical practice.
Czech police are investigating the Archbishop of Prague, Cardinal Dominik Duka, for allegedly covering up the continued sexual abuse of a seminarian.
A Spanish bishop has blasted Cardinal Robert Sarah, one of Pope Francis’ fiercest critics, for living an “easy” Christianity.
On the eve of the Amazon Synod, a major meeting of bishops in the Vatican that will discuss the possible ordination of women and married men, the Pope has inched open the door to a greater visibility of women in the Church.