Noted Austrian priest and theologian Paul Zulehner has warned Europe’s “hard-won freedom” is at risk from “illiberal democracies” in countries such as Hungary and Poland.
The newly-retired Bishop of Vac in Hungary, Miklos Beer, has urged the Church to find “a new voice”: to “shift the emphasis” away from the “trap” of the “clerical Church structure”.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is giving “security and hope” to the resistance to Pope Francis in what they consider to be a “difficult moment” for the Church.
The interim head of the Church of Fabriano-Matelica has announced this Italian diocese will be merged into the diocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche.
A German parish priest has resigned his post and left the priesthood after decades of fighting from within for a more open Christianity, frustrated with what he called a “power-obsessed, arrogant Church”.
The John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences has angrily denied ultraconservative ‘fake news’ reports that Pope Francis is dismantling the legacy of his Polish predecessor by reforming the Institute.
Ultraconservative Cardinal Robert Sarah has claimed in an interview on the occasion of his fifty years of priesthood that he…
A German bishop has said the international community should give official refugee status to people who migrate due to the effects of climate change.
Michael Czerny, under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development in the Vatican, has insisted that there are “humanitarian, economic, social, cultural [and] spiritual reasons” for Western countries to take in migrants and refugees.
Pope Francis has today begged the international community to act “quickly and decisively” to put an end to the “tragedies”…
Thirty religion journalists from around Central and Eastern Europe met in Warsaw for a conference on journalism and religion in the region organized by the International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ).
The head of the German Catholic aid agency Misereor has denied ultraconservative ‘fake news’ reports that the German bishops are funding the Amazon Synod simply to push through married priests and women deacons.
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has decried the “senseless process of self-destruction” of “our increasingly tortured” planet.
Michael Czerny, subsecretary of the Vatican section for migrants and refugees – directly under the supervision of Pope Francis – has insisted that the Church’s defence of migrants and refugees is “evangelical”, not political.
German Church historian Hubert Wolf has claimed celibate priests are “easier to control and blackmail”.
The outgoing director of the German edition of Vatican News, the Jesuit Bernd Hagenkord, has criticised German cardinal Walter Brandmüller for his loud and sustained attacks on the Amazon Synod.
Far-right Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán is expanding his ultranationalist and ultraconservative ‘Marshall Plan’ in Europe with the Church as a key ally. This time, pushing “Hungarian identity” in the heart of Romania.
The Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the Church’s key organisations on the frontline of the European refugee crisis, has said it appreciated new EU Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s call to “save human lives” in the Mediterranean.
Catholic women’s organisation Voices of Faith is appealing to the world’s bishops to give women a vote in synods, the major decision-making bodies in the Church.
Sicilian Cardinal Francesco Montenegro has lamented the climate of “anxiety” washing over Europe because of the refugee crisis.
The editorial director of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication, Andrea Tornielli, has addressed in an interview the charge that Pope Francis is a communist.
A Spanish bishop has pleaded with the Church to defend “with the same passion” both migrants and the unborn.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said that the custom of allowing only priests to give sermons needs to “evolve”. Laypeople should be able to preach at Mass, he said.
The Polish Bishops have insulted gays and clergy abuse victims. A spokesman condemned the violence that marred the first-ever Gay…
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