After this Saturday’s consistory, Europeans will make up 42% of cardinals eligible to vote for the next Pope, down from 52% in 2013
“While dialogue may not be able to prevent all atrocities, solidarity in the wake of violence can help to heal communities in the aftermath of trauma”
“Laïcité has increasingly become an expression of French identity. It now acts as a touchstone for ‘le vivre-ensemble’: how French people can live together”
The month-long demonstrations – triggered by a controversial abortion ruling – are the country’s largest since Solidarity, drawing nearly half a million women and their supporters daily
New justice’s ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia could provide religious organisations with legal cover to discriminate against LGBTQ people… but there’s even more than that at stake
“Leadership that summons Americans to recognise “we are all in the same boat” could heal divisions by bringing voices together over an agenda Catholics and non-Catholics can embrace”
“The release of the McCarrick Report shows that bishops wield excessive power and may use it for self-interest as opposed to the good of the Church… For far too long, bishops have acted like temporal lords in their respective dioceses without proper safeguards to temper this lordship”
“What we are seeing today even more so than four years ago is a population not only living in two diametrically opposed realities, but with two diametrically opposed views on reality”
“Though he is not changing moral teaching, he is departing from traditional Catholic rhetoric and offering an inclusive, merciful vision to guide Church practice”
“A victory for Donald Trump would translate into a coup de grace for the liberal world order. If Joe Biden enters the Oval Office, there is a chance for the system to survive, but it would require both bold vision and reforms”
“All three of these evils are contrary to Catholic teaching… The US bishops ought to condemn the publication and advise the faithful that it is not recommended”
The PM’s embrace of religion “has served to consolidate his power, ‘other’ his opponents and shield Hungary from EU criticism of its attacks on the rule of law”
The terrorist attacks in France aren’t just about “religion” – they also involve a whole series of intricate historical, geopolitical and economic factors
Conservative believers are increasingly turning their backs on the president, worried about his failures of leadership and his exploitation of Christianity
“Francis does not merely state that Black Lives Matter, but he shows it by this long-overdue naming of a Black American to the College of Cardinals”
What would Jesus have thought of online Masses? Will there still be a place for in-person services post-pandemic?
“Were the Pope to put his same-gender civil unions support in an official document, he could remove all doubt as to where he – and the Church – stand”
The pontiff’s remarks in a new documentary are “a way to express what Catholics believe about human dignity in response to new social and political conditions”
“It is tempting to dismiss the delusion as too small and fringe to lead to violence… However, past experience has shown us that when a minority drapes its cause in a cosmic discourse of good versus evil, atrocities can follow”
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process has put focus not only on the would-be justice’s faith but also on the religious makeup of the court itself
“This situation is only possible coming from a cultural mindset of white people believing that they are the center of the universe and can do whatever they please, at any cost, disregarding all international law”
Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata in Argentina says it is “nonsense” to attribute to Francis contempt for all business and support for welfarism
The president is using religious language at a much higher rate than any predecessor. And the rhetoric is only increasing
Houses of worship may be busier than usual come Election Day as Americans head to the polls rather than the pews.
Along with their swastikas borrowed from Nazi Germany, white supremacists marching in the U.S. and elsewhere have in recent years displayed crosses embellished with the Latin phrase “Deus Vult” – “God wills it.”
Given Breonna Taylor did not receive justice for her tragic murder, I want to address a particular type of venom seeping from certain Christian and right-wing groups.
Amy Coney Barrett reportedly will be Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.