A German Jesuit has dismissed talk of schism around that country’s Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform process as “politically motivated exaggeration”.
A Catholic religion teacher in Croatia has emerged as the unlikely hero of a public education strike in the country.
A new Belgian bishop is surprisingly giving thanks for beer for giving him a head start on his new responsibilities.
The Pope’s new economy czar has been spotted in an American-led business management seminar in the Vatican.
The “wild psychotherapy” behind Christian gay ‘conversion therapy’ is “very deeply destabilising” for its victims, a French expert has denounced.
The cardinal archbishop of Barcelona has decried the “madness” and “exaggerated consumerism” of Black Friday.
The Salesians of Belgium have pointed a finger at the country’s courts after a convicted pedophile priest was allowed to work with children in Africa.
As French cardinal Philippe Barbarin appeals an abuse cover-up conviction, the diocese he led from 2002 until he stepped aside in March just wants to “turn the page”.
The leaders of the German Church’s controversial ‘synodal path’ have insisted on the need for “change and renewal” in the Church.
A group of Irish faithful, the Association of Catholics in Ireland, has warned the country’s bishops that a lack of lay leadership is of “serious concern”.
An Italian Mother Superior has apparently been forced out by the Church over an alleged affair, leading to the closure of the convent she headed due to a lack of possible successors.
Pope Francis slammed on Wednesday in his General Audience “the hypocrisy of talking about peace by building and selling war devices”.
“The truths of our faith cannot be rigid and immovable points of view”, German bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg has warned.
The Irish Government has scotched rumours the Vatican could block a new National Maternity Hospital to be built on land owned by a religious congregation over the non-Catholic healthcare, such as abortions, to be provided there.
A group of Amazon Synod cardinals has warned the world’s governments that inaction on climate change is a “crime” against humanity and nature.
The recent internal investigations over alleged corruption in the Holy See show that Vatican financial reforms are working, Pope Francis has said.
Two Italian bishops are welcoming divorced and remarried Catholics back to the sacraments in an historic break with Church tradition they say has been made possible by Pope Francis.
Cassock wearing in young priests is a “sign of fragility”, the Archbishop of Paris has said.
“In many western countries – even here in Ireland – to publicly espouse Christian ideals can lead to ridicule, insult and aggression”, an Irish bishop has lamented.
Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu has said he is “shocked” by “shameful” and “misleading” media reports pinning him for financial wrongdoing in a Vatican London real estate purchase.
The outcry over a controversial IVF law in Poland has become “a discussion about the role and place of the Catholic Church” in the country, a cultural anthropologist has said.
A key association of German laity is pressuring the country’s bishops to avoid “hardships” and “existential emergencies” for gay couples by approving Church blessings for their partnerships.
More than sixty Spanish women are planning to formalise their withdrawal from the Catholic Church in protest at what they are calling the Church’s “sexism” and “patriarchal morals”.
The author of a book on the US opposition to Francis that the Pope himself praised as a “bomb” has denounced that a group of rich lay Americans is lobbying to take down this pontificate.
The Vatican has nixed the controversial plan of a German diocese to slash the number of its parishes by 96%.
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union has urged the EU to sponsor “a fair and people-centred Eastern partnership, promoting sustainable and integral human development and lasting peace”.
Tens if not hundreds of thousands of LGBT people around the world fall prey each year to gay “conversion therapy”.
Italians are saying ‘Arrivederci’ to church weddings as civil ceremonies overtake religious ones for the first time in the country’s history.
The Pope has challenged the world to be “united” in a commitment “not to give in to indifference”.
The general secretary of the German Bishops’ Conference has urged Catholics to have “less anxiety and more courage and trust” in opening up Church offices to women.