A Dutch theologian has questioned the revival in COVID-19 times of what he called the “museum piece” consecrations of countries to Mary.
An Italian Church reform group has criticised the revival during the coronavirus of “problematic and ecumenically unfortunate” indulgences.
Oranges and strawberries rotting in the fields, empty shelves in our supermarkets, and ‘invisible’ workers living in unsanitary conditions putting their own – and society’s – safety at risk is a reality Caritas Europa is asking EU member states to address by recognising the rights of migrant farm workers.
Pope Francis’ creation of the Vatican John Paul I Foundation was made public through a statement released on Tuesday.
A papal advisor has suggested that the Catholic obligation to attend Sunday Mass “could fall” after the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Francis has rushed “immediately” to the aid of a group of Latin American transsexual prostitutes in Italy suffering due to the coronavirus.
An essay written by President of the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia – “Pandemia e fraternità. La forza dei legami umani riapre il futuro” (“Pandemic and fraternity. The strength of human bonds reopens the future”) – has just been published.
The German Bishops have condemned the actions of their predecessors under the Nazis, and redoubled their efforts against clergy sex abuse.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter, turning this thoughts to the reaction of God’s people in the face of an easing of the current quarantine measures.
Pope Francis dedicated his morning Mass on Thursday to those who have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Vatican cardinal has denounced that COVID-19 is exposing the “vulnerability and fragility” of the elderly people living in nursing homes.
A Spanish cardinal has denounced the “orchestrated campaigns” for a hasty return to public Masses after COVID-19.
“The opening of the sacramental diaconate to women is overdue”, German lay groups have cried.
A French bishop has proposed that priests be allowed to celebrate Masses in private homes in the face of what the country’s Episcopal Conference has called the ongoing “severe confinement” of liturgical life in the nation due to COVID-19.
In a joint statement with more than 50 other civil society organisations, Catholic group Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (“International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity”; CIDSE) has urged the EU to use the coronavirus pandemic to “fast-forward the transition to a just, sustainable future”.
At this moment, while the powerful continue to rely on the interests of a few, normal people respond with solidarity.
The Vatican has confirmed the 10th case of coronavirus within its walls as Pope Francis has postponed the annual ‘Peter’s Pence’ collection.
A German bishop and a German Church reform movement have hit out at what they see as “premature” restart to public Masses after the coronavirus.
The German Bishops’ president has warned against COVID-19 conspiracy theorists and retributivists, insisting that, with regards to the pandemic, “God does not punish”.
The Italian Bishops have accused the government of “arbitrarily excluding” public Masses from the beginning of the country’s coronavirus reopening.…
This morning’s general audience took place at 9.30 in the Library of the Vatican Apostolic Palace.
Pope Francis introduced morning Mass on Monday of the Third Week of Easter, with special thoughts for artists.
At the start of Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Wednesday, the liturgical memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, patron saint of Europe and virgin and doctor of the Church, Pope Francis prayed for Europe.
Caritas Europa believes that minimum income schemes are indispensable to achieve poverty eradication in Europe.
Priests in option for the poor in Argentina have proposed a tax on the rich to combat the “virus of injustice”.
Brother Cobweb was released by Open Books Press this Easter.
“Not every occasion needs the Eucharist”, a German prelate has reminded the Church, speaking to the situation under coronavirus restrictions and beyond.
Pope Francis on Sunday said that, even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, “we must continue the effort to prevent and cure malaria, which threatens millions of persons in many countries”.