Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola has dismissed the conspiracy theory that coronavirus is “divine punishment”.
The Legionaries of Christ recently held their General Chapter in Rome, as the wider Regnum Christi Federation held its General Assemblies.
The Vatican is urging the international community to implement the Catholic social principles of subsidiarity and solidarity in healthcare policies in order to provide specific support and care for patients with rare diseases and their families, and make them feel part of society.
The coronavirus threat has forced the postponement of the first ‘ecumenical Mass’ in the Geneva cathedral in 500 years.
“Catholics must learn from the faith and the expressions of faith and holiness in other Churches”, the Archbishop of Dublin has said.
The Annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse was marked in Ireland on 28 February, the first Friday of Lent.
Ahead of the Slovak elections this Saturday, the country’s Bishops urged voters to remember the “Gospel and common sense” as a far-right surge in polling threatens the stability of the very European Union project, according to analysts.
Matteo Salvini’s uses — and abuses — of religious symbols haven’t failed to attract attention. Some consider them comparable to the politicised Evangelicalism found in the US, while others see them as merely a populist ploy to appeal to the masses.
Tech giants IBM and Microsoft today joined the Vatican in calling for greater regulation of facial recognition technology and “algorithmic conditioning” as they jointly signed a document prepared by the Pontifical Academy for Life and known as the ‘Rome Call for AI Ethics’.
Pope Francis has established a task force “in order to assist the Episcopal Conferences in the preparation and updating of guidelines for the protection of minors”.
The Vatican pointman on child abuse has insisted that with new papal initiatives since a watershed anti-pedophilia summit in Rome last year “silence and cover-ups” in the Church are now “a thing of the past”.
It’s been a year since Church leaders, abuse survivors and experts came to the Vatican for an unprecedented summit entitled the “Protection of Minors in the Church”.
On married priests and women deacons, “Francis needs to bite this bullet” and “soon”, the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland has warned.
The Nunciature in Poland has said it has “no information” on reports of a supposedly imminent Vatican investigation of the Archbishop of Gdańsk.
The ‘Economy of Francesco’ event in Assisi could be the next coronavirus domino to fall as organisers and Vatican authorities study the possibility of postponing the conference planned for March 26-28.
A German bishop is shaking his head at the “loud, loveless and terrifyingly excessive criticism” of the national Church’s “synodal path” reform process as path working groups meet today for the first time.
An Irish Church development organisation has denounced that disasters stemming from climate change kill 14 times more women than men.
A German theologian has insisted that Church same-sex blessings are “entirely possible” even under current Catholic doctrine.
Bishops in the north of Italy have said the cancellation of Ash Wednesday services in the region this February 26 due to the coronavirus outbreak are a reminder of human “fragility”, but also an “occasion for grace”.
“Our earthly possessions will prove useless, but the love we share will save us”, Pope Francis has recalled this Ash Wednesday in a Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on Rome’s Aventine Hill.
Lent is starting today. This is a special time of the year when we are invited to pray, reflect and feel closer to one another.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis prayed for the victims of the coronavirus, for “peace” in the “battlefield with wars on each side” that is Iraq, and for the 1,200 Air Italy employees under the threat of mass layoffs after the airline entered into liquidation.
The Archbishop of Dublin has again hit out at the Irish government over “failures” in the healthcare system, for the second time in two weeks.
Ahead of Ash Wednesday today, which marks the beginning of Lent 2020, Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched the #LivingLent initiative on Twitter and Instagram.
Bologna cardinal Matteo Zuppi has railed against Church “prophets of calamities who confuse conversion with relativism”.
German Catholic women are pushing for a new female Bishops’ secretary after the incumbent in that post today said he would be stepping down.