Cardinal Reinhard Marx has ripped the new Vatican document on parish life, lamenting with respect to the text that “no fruit is borne like this”.
At the Angelus today on the memorial of Jesus’ “grandparents”, Saints Joachim and Anne, Pope Francis urged young people to perform gestures of tenderness towards the elderly, “especially the loneliest”, with the “inventiveness of love”.
Human trafficking – the stealing of people’s freedom for profit – is a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall victim to traffickers in their own countries or abroad.
On 10 July, in a speech to the nation, President Erdoğan announced that the ancient Basilica of Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, would be reopened for Muslim worship on 24 July.
Church renewal group ‘We Are Church International’ has hit out at the Vatican over its new instruction on parish life and reform, accusing the Roman authorities behind it of “living in a patriarchal bubble”.
Rome’s gay community has criticised a bishop for disciplining a priest who celebrated a same-sex civil union.
Since its origins in the sixth century A.D, the Hagia Sophia has served as a church, a mosque, and, since 1934, a museum.
Islamic prayers were held on Friday in Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia basilica for the first time in 86 years.
A German missionary has warned that establishing a true democracy in Church is the “only way out” of the “dead end of feudalism, clericalism and traditionalism” in which the institution is stuck.
The Catholic Church held what is being termed as the first online pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.
The Pope has praised the “sincerity, joy, and cheerfulness” of a disabled boy who completed the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
German bishops are protesting en masse over the “absurd” and “theologically deficient” Vatican instruction on parish reform.
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith recently published an instruction manual for bishops and religious superiors to consult when seeking the truth in cases of clergy sex abuse of minors.
7 women ‘apostles’ have claimed their place in the male-only Catholic hierarchy, insisting that “the Church is experiencing a deep crisis, and we need to open up its doors”.
The Pontifical Academy for Life released a document on Wednesday, entitled “Humana communitas in the age of pandemic: Untimely meditations on life’s rebirth”.
We are all invited to join an online prayer today, July 23 – promoted by religious around the world – for all those who are suffering from COVID-19 and from the injustice that may be preventing their adequate care.
Cardinal Angelo Scola has called the attacks on Pope Francis “a decisively negative phenomenon” that should be “eradicated as soon as possible”.
German laity are hitting out at the new Vatican instruction on parish life, describing it as the “last yelp of a dying religious dictatorship”.
“Humana communitas in the age of pandemic: Untimely meditations on life’s rebirth” is the title of the document released on Wednesday by the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life.
A German bishop has come out swinging against the new Vatican instruction on parish life, doubling-down on the German Church’s ‘synodal path’ as the “only answer to this Roman challenge”.
7 women “apostles” are applying for male-only ministries in the Church with the aim of challenging the “immense injustice” of Catholic sexism.
The President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, has expressed his appreciation for the approval of a European Union coronavirus recovery fund.
German dioceses are accusing the Vatican of harbouring a “fundamental fear of the visibility of the laity” in its new instruction on parish life.
A Vatican cardinal has floated a COVID conspiracy theory, suggesting that the virus could be a biological weapon.
An Italian bishop has scrapped the figures of godparents in baptisms and sponsors in confirmations, arguing that the people frequently chosen for these duties “are not fully aware of the role to which they are called”.
“In a world where everyone wants to be right, there’s no more room for listening”, Pope Francis has lamented in the third video released by the Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.