Women and lay ministers now make up the majority in the Church in Belgium, but both groups are still barred from real power, a Church study has found.
European Churches have urged the new EU authorities to “exercise solidarity, share responsibility and show leadership” on the migrants and asylum seeker issue.
The German Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform process is struggling to live up to the deep reform hopes of two of its most important groups of participants: laypeople and women.
To the inaction of the authorities, Irish universities are funnelling millions of euros in public money to Churches in no-tender chaplaincy contracts, Freedom of Information requests have revealed.
“Any form of xenophobia is opposed to Christianity”, the Irish Bishops have cried after their 2019 Winter General Meeting in Maynooth.
The Pope has said he is “shocked” by populist anti-immigration and wall-building narratives circulating in Europe.
The Vatican has invested tens of millions of euros worth of donations in lifestyle products, a toy wholesaler, mineral water, a tech startup, real estate and bonds and even films like Men in Black or Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, a report has claimed.
Vatican cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio has floated the revolutionary idea that the votes at bishops’ synods be deliberative – that is, binding – and not consultative, as is the case now.
Parents and parishes, and not schools, are to take responsibility for preparing children for the sacraments under a “significant change” in policy announced by the Archbishop of Dublin.
The papal almoner has called for churches to take in refugees on Lesbos to force the closure of the “shameful” camps on the Greek island.
The Pope’s ‘kitchen cabinet’ of cardinal advisers is taking a cue from the German Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform process, particularly on the need for the greater involvement of laypeople in Church leadership.
An Italian far-right politician is being criticised for insulting a Holocaust survivor and insisting that “Jesus was not a Jew”.
Pope Francis has pleaded with the leaders at the UN COP25 climate summit in Madrid for “honesty, responsibility and courage” in the fight against climate change.
The Bishops of Malta have pleaded for “unity, truth and justice” in the midst of political and social unrest over the investigation into the 2017 murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Vatican cardinal Angelo Becciu has said anti-Francis network EWTN’S Catholic News Agency (CNA) admitted to trusting “unreliable sources” in its reporting.
A German bishop has revealed he “can imagine” women priests, after the first step of the married male priests made possible, in theory, by the Amazon Synod.
Maltese people have launched a petition to ask that country’s nuncio not to let lame duck Prime Minister Joseph Muscat meet with Pope Francis.
Vatican cardinal Pietro Parolin has pleaded with participants in the COP25 summit in Madrid for “practical measures” in the face of the “urgency” of the climate crisis.
Hopeful German Catholics began on Sunday their two-year ‘synodal path’ reform process defending that “we have to do something … many people are leaving the Church”.
The cardinal archbishop of Vienna has hosted a World AIDS Day charity concert in the Austrian city’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The Archbishop of Dublin has said he is “horrified” by “the emergence of a new language of racism” in Ireland.
French Catholic women are experiencing the flipside of Church ‘equality’ as they take on more and more important roles in Catholic life but don’t receive the recognition they deserve.
“Pope”, “(arch)bishop”, “monsignor”, “Father”… “Your Holiness/Eminence/Grace”. Does the Catholic Church have an addiction to titles?