A German bishop has said the need for Catholic renewal is not about saving the Church but instead about rediscovering the gospel.
Pentecost marks the birth of the Catholic Church.I believe it was no accident that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit had as one of its effects a Spirit of inclusivity among all races and all languages – all people.
During the World Health Organization’s media briefing on Covid-19 on Tuesday, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke about the logistical challenges involved in combatting the pandemic.
A German archbishop and an Austrian bishop are seeking more debate on the ordination of women, saying that on that question “the discussion is still alive”.
German Catholics are appealing to citizens not to vote for the “right-wing extremist” AfD or ‘Alternative for Germany’ political party, denouncing that the group has no place in a mature democracy.
As a show of “practical love for our neighbours” during COVID-19, Irish Church leaders have urged the wearing of face masks during services.
Jesuit Cardinal Michael Czerny, the under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has warned that the challenge of migratory movements due to global warming will only become even more pronounced in the future.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion practiced especially within traditional circles in the Catholic Church. The Sacred Heart exhibits the boundless love that the Trinity has for all humans.
Caritas has shared its deep concerns on the dire side effects that EU sanctions are having on vulnerable civilian populations in the Middle East.
Ever since the reversion of Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, the Muslim call to prayer has been resounding from its minarets.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis pleaded for a cure to the “virus” of “social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalisation and the lack of protection for the weakest”.
“People are worth more than things, they are more valuable than any riches we possess”, Pope Francis has stressed.
A Catholic parish in Germany has hoisted a 8-metre-high rainbow banner to show that LGBT+ people “can be at home in our church”.
Fifteen leading organizations headed by “progressive feminist Catholics” have issued an Open Letter to Catholic Voters and All Voters for Justice, calling on voters to “stem the tide of injustice and usher in a new era of equality.”
An Irish cleric has called for a “a radical reappraisal and an honest dialogue about what has gone wrong with vocations of priesthood” in order to turn around the “abysmal” vocations slide.
“Jesus was… very hard on those who condemned others or excluded people on the basis of neat divisions”, the Bishop of Derry in Northern Ireland, Donal McKeown, warned Catholic “Pharisees” in a sermon Sunday August 16.
The Bishop of the Algarve in southern Portugal, Manuel Quintas, has decried the “long-standing deep imbalance” in the world economy that has “only been made worse” by COVID-19.
The 1964-1985 Brazilian military dictatorship spied on Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga, worried he was “subversive” and an “undesirable Spanish communist”.
A theologian has denounced “the patriarchal and priestly worldview in which churchmen have been educated to feel doubly superior” to women.
A recent action by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) suggests that it is rebranding itself as the US Conference of Censoring Bishops.
The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, hit out this Sunday at the “narrowness and bitterness” of Catholics who confuse zeal for defending the Church with intolerance and disrespect.
The Archbishop of Seville has warned Francis critics against dissenting from the successor of Peter, insisting that this Pope “has not diverged at all from the faith”.