Päivi Räsänen is a Finnish politician currently under police investigation for an alleged homophobic hate crime.
The Superior General of the Jesuit Order, Arturo Sosa, has taken aim at Pope Francis’ critics and denounced a “political struggle” within the Church.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has strongly rejected Vatican criticism of the German Church’s “binding synodal path” reform process.
From 1 October, there’ll be no more eulogies or testimonials to the deceased in funerals in the diocese of Huesca, in Spain.
“Walls fall when they are ‘besieged’ with prayer and not with weapons, with longings for peace and not conquest, when one dreams of a good future for all”, the Pope has affirmed.
“We exist. We are humans. We deserve dignity!”, Maltese rainbow Catholics have cried on the occasion of Malta Pride Week 2019.
Would you want a robot for a priest? Like it or not, a $1 million machine named Mindar now preaches in a Buddhist temple in Japan.
The Vicar General of the Essen diocese has denounced a “frightening” Vatican attempt to “stifle discussion” in the German Church’s binding synodal path.
“Dismay”. That’s what the Federation of German Catholic Youth (BDKJ) has expressed in response to Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki’s repeated refusal to hold discussions important for Church reform.
Today on Novena we continue our series of some quotes from the new cardinals Pope Francis announced on 1 September. Today, Miguel Ángel Ayuso.
“If we’re not interested in how our bank is managing our money we can be complicit in wars, poverty or climate change”, Vatican City State economy councillor Alessandra Smerilli has said.
The Bishop of Mainz has defended the German Church’s “binding synodal way” against the criticisms – of cardinals and others – that the process could lead to splits in the national and universal Church.
The president of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has said married priests in the Church are possible “under certain conditions in certain regions”.
The bishops of Spain dedicated a diatribe to the “incompatibility” of meditation and mindfulness with “authentic Christian prayer”.
Spain’s Catholic Bishops are pouring millions of euros each year into a failed television network, Trece TV.
Chinese spies tried to disrupt a secret far-right Catholic political meeting at the Fátima shrine, in Portugal, out of concerns about the presence there of Hongkonger politicians, and a Hongkonger cardinal.
A key German lay representative has hit out at one of his country’s cardinals for suggesting that the national Church’s “binding synodal process”, or grassroots consultation process, could lead to Church division.
The grand chancellor of Rome’s beleaguered John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences has promised to “address and overcome” conservative Catholic criticism of the restructuring of the Institute.
An Austrian-Brazilian bishop who has served for over five decades in the Amazon has suggested that the world’s industrialised nations are complicit in the destruction of the region.
528 million euros. That’s the amount the Spanish Catholic Church takes into its coffers every year that falls outside the control of the taxman.
The Pope met Saturday with victims of Spain’s “stolen babies” scandal, the dark chapter of the country’s history that saw up to 300,000 children stolen from their families and given to households loyal to the Franco dictatorship.
Laypeople and clerical sex abuse victims from Chile are warning Portuguese Catholics that the new papal ambassador in the country is a “demon” and an “evildoer”.
The editor of a German magazine has come down heavily on Benedict XVI for what he said was the retired pope’s “intellectual pessimism” on the clerical sex abuse crisis.
A Slovenian magazine has accused the country’s Catholic Church of covering up its collaboration with Nazi and Fascist forces during World War II by honouring victims of Communist reprisals.
A Finnish politician is holding firm on homophobic views she says are supported by the Bible as police begin a pre-trial investigation into her for promoting hate.
Polish Catholics have launched a petition calling on their bishops to stop their attacks and lies on the LGBTQ+ community.
Anti-abortionists in the United States have self-revealed that rather than “protecting life”, their real goal is controlling women.
A former papal representative to Great Britain has pleaded with Pope Francis to allow women to be ordained to the priesthood.