Populisms in Europe “imprison the heart between walls of suffocating resentment”, the Pope has deplored.
The bishops of Spain dedicated a diatribe to the “incompatibility” of meditation and mindfulness with “authentic Christian prayer”.
Religious and lay women pleaded today with the Catholic Church to listen to them, treat them as equals and allow them to vote in Synods.
The new Vatican Synod secretary is a critic of “closed doors” migrant policies in Europe, a defender of divorced and remarried Catholics who want to take communion, and a supporter of the civil recognition of same-sex partnerships.
Spain’s Catholic Bishops are pouring millions of euros each year into a failed television network, Trece TV.
Women’s access to all levels of Church ministry is not all “theologically possible” and “structurally desirable”, but also “mandatory” from a social justice perspective.
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 decision of the new Cardinal of Bologna, Matteo Zuppi, to offer Muslim-friendly pork-free tortellini for Friday’s feast of patron St. Petronius is causing a stir in Italy.
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.
The Spanish Salesian Cristóbal López has been the Archbishop of Rabat in Morocco since December 2017. He’s also one of the new cardinals.
Belgian laypeople are pushing the Pope to allow married priests, not only as a response to the plunge in vocations but also because it is a biblical and ecumenical practice.
Czech police are investigating the Archbishop of Prague, Cardinal Dominik Duka, for allegedly covering up the continued sexual abuse of a seminarian.
A Spanish bishop has blasted Cardinal Robert Sarah, one of Pope Francis’ fiercest critics, for living an “easy” Christianity.
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.
A Swiss woman has presented to Pope Francis over 5,000 signatures on a petition seeking an end to the practice of compulsory celibacy for priests.
Representatives of the world’s religions gathered in Germany have committed themselves “to advancing shared well-being”.
Far-right Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney were among participants in a secret meeting of far-right Catholic politicians this weekend at the Fátima Marian shrine.
Catholics in Germany and Spain are proposing a new way to overcome the oppression and marginalisation to which women are subjected in the Church: the appointment of female papal ambassadors, or nuncios.
A German priest who recently announced he is gay has just published a book in which he questions Church doctrine on homosexuality, celibacy for priests and ordination for men only.
Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Richard Gallagher has warned that the British people’s vote for Brexit “must be respected”.