A French archbishop has expressed his “sadness” at the secularist disruption of a live Nativity in Toulouse, leading to the event’s cancellation.
Members of an Irish Church charity have participated in an anti-far right rally in Dublin, “speaking up for love and unity, not hate and division”.
Catholic climate change and environmental activists have protested a German diocese’s enabling of lignite mining.
Catholics have denounced the “depressing and indefensible” results of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid.
Pope Francis scored an anti-abuse hat-trick December 17 with two “epochal” legal reforms and the removal of the assault-accused nuncio in Paris, Luigi Ventura.
The Pope’s Amazon Synod document is in danger due to senior cardinals’ resistance to give up the discipline of compulsory priestly celibacy.
Two documents are destined to make a lasting mark: Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret in the case of sexual violence and the abuse of minors committed by members of the clergy.
The Archdiocese of Freiburg, in Germany, is to offer monthly compensation payments to clergy abuse survivors.
A German prelate has expressed a desire for the Church to establish new courts to deal with bishops who overstep their power and who are negligent in their ministry.
An archbishop and a well-known tenor are just two of the Maltese people fighting for the 22 children of non-EU expatriate workers set to be deported in the lead-up to Christmas.
“Young people are frequently discarded because they do not have a job, and the elderly are discarded with the pretense of maintaining a ‘balanced’ economic system”, Pope Francis has deplored, enlisting the help of older people in the fight against this “poisonous throwaway culture”.
“Many Christians wash their hands when faced with the challenges posed by society, history, or people of their time, even regarding the smallest difficulties”, Pope Francis has denounced.
Lucetta Scaraffia, founder and former director of the Vatican magazine Donne Chiesa Mondo (“Women Church World”), has said that the unpaid or underpaid work of women is the only thing keeping the Church alive.
Practising Catholic and former Spanish Defence Minister María Dolores de Cospedal has blasted the Catholic Church’s veto on women priests, calling it “monumental nonsense and a manifest injustice”.
Villagers in a Dutch town are finding new ways to practise their faith and traditions… just now with members of a new Buddhist temple, after the local Catholic church sold up.
The French Church is sounding the alarm over the state of its finances as donations drop over the sex abuse crisis and over competition from other charities.
Religions in Belgium’s Flanders region receive almost 500 million euros yearly in taxpayer money, a community politician has denounced.
German Church aid organisations have railed against the rising revenues of the world’s arms manufacturers.
An ultra-Catholic group linked to former Trump strongman Steve Bannon has been ordered to vacate an Italian monastery under threat of police escort.
“The dead in the Mediterranean are Christ”, German cardinal Reinhard Marx has declared as he deplored the “scandal” that is the fact that refugees continue to drown attempting to cross into Europe.
Among the “sisters” Christ included among His disciples, “even in close collaboration with the Twelve”, “Mary Magdalene had a particular charism of faith and love for the Lord”, and “the other women also have a decisive presence in the stories of the Resurrection”, the Pope told a group of Italian consecrated women December 14.
God comes to meet us “wherever there is hunger and thirst for peace, hunger and thirst for justice, freedom and love”, Pope Francis said December 13.
French religious are tackling head on the “lies, deception and usurpation” behind spiritual abuse, the deviant ‘divine’ guidance from Church leaders that they say can be just as damaging as clerical sexual aggressions.
The Pope has told French pilgrims in the Vatican – including sex abuse cover-up-convicted Cardinal Philippe Barbarin – not to look at the downtrodden with “a look from above with condescension, but the look of a brother and sister, that elevates”.
Congratulation and best wishes have poured in from all over the world today for Pope Francis as he celebrates his 50th anniversary as a priest.
French lawmakers have denounced that gay ‘conversion therapy’ is “based on a false conception of homosexuality”.
A German expert is defending a controversial crucifix in a Mönchengladbach church with a headless lamb carcass for the body of Christ.
Loading women with “functions to fulfill” in the Church only leads “halfway” to real feminism, Pope Francis warned in a homily December 12 at a Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St Peter’s Basilica.