The Catholic Church held what is being termed as the first online pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.
7 women ‘apostles’ have claimed their place in the male-only Catholic hierarchy, insisting that “the Church is experiencing a deep crisis, and we need to open up its doors”.
7 women “apostles” are applying for male-only ministries in the Church with the aim of challenging the “immense injustice” of Catholic sexism.
The French Bishops’ head is showing signs of having understood the demands for greater rights of Catholic women and laypeople, saying “the Church cannot act as if human beings were children who must be held by the hand”.
A group of French Catholics has lined up behind the Pope, issuing a stirring call to all the faithful to commit to Franciscan reforms.
A French archbishop has welcomed a woman’s bid for the episcopacy and warned it “would be grave not to engage seriously” with the issues that it raises.
“Why not include women in the college of cardinals?”, a member of the new Vatican female deacons commission has asked.
The French Church’s pedophilia commissioner has warned of a link between “hierarchical function” and “systemic” abuse in Catholicism.
French Catholic women are pushing their bishops for a German-style ‘synodal path’ in which “to envision the Church of tomorrow”, saying that “the future of Catholicism depends on synod-like dialogue between clergy and laity”.
There are George Floyds in Europe too, in the opinion of a French bishop who has deplored the racism and “ghettoisation” suffered by minorities on the continent.
A member of the Vatican female deacons commission has warned of the danger of a Church “where women exist only in the imagination of men, far from the difficult but life-giving test of relationship”.
Maintaining the COVID-19 health protocols, Pope Francis received in audience only eight members of the flat-sharing association Lazare on 29 May at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, on the occasion of the organisation’s 10th anniversary.
More than 4,500 people have signed in support of a female theologian’s bid to be the next Archbishop of Lyon.
“The situation of women in the Church is scandalous”, a female candidate to be the next Archbishop of Lyon has deplored.
To put a stop to clericalism and abuse in the Church, a female theologian has put her hand up to be the next Archbishop of Lyon.
A French traditionalist abbot has resorted to fearmongering on the universal basic income (UBI), saying it would lead to an “apocalypse”.
A bishop has rapped French Catholics for their insistence on public Masses during COVID-19, calling their demands for the Eucharist a “fixation” that “does not seem healthy to me” and even “a little immature”.
A Dutch theologian has questioned the revival in COVID-19 times of what he called the “museum piece” consecrations of countries to Mary.
A French bishop has proposed that priests be allowed to celebrate Masses in private homes in the face of what the country’s Episcopal Conference has called the ongoing “severe confinement” of liturgical life in the nation due to COVID-19.
During a telephone conversation with the French President, Pope Francis expressed his closeness and support to France, where Covid-19 has claimed more than 20,000 lives.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, “we’re crucifying Christ again due to post-liberalism and the destruction of the public health system”, a French Jesuit economist has decried.
The late Henri Tincq, who succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic at the age of 74, was a prominent French religion journalist of a liberal Catholic persuasion.
In the midst and the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, “serious questions must be asked about the relationship between humans and nature”, a French bishop has warned.
Two Conventual Franciscan friars of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua in Italy tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.
A French Jesuit economist has urged the world to learn lessons from the coronavirus crisis, warning “there will be other pandemics, that’s for sure”.
“Obviously, we must contain the pandemic, but at the same time we must bear in mind that there are countries suffering far more than we are”, the French Bishops’ president has recalled, urging Western populations to maintain “a sense of proportion” on the coronavirus crisis.
A notorious French pedophile ex-priest has appealed a 5-year sentence for abuse he committed over decades against at least 75 boys.
Church group brings more refugees to France through humanitarian corridors: “Despite the coronavirus, we haven’t forgotten Syria”.
French laypeople are overcoming their own reluctance and the resistance of priests to claim their “rightful place” in Church leadership.