A French bishop has ripped providentialist Catholics who he says are “tempting God” by their reckless behaviour in seeking Communion at all costs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
In January 2017, two books were published, both authored by two French public intellectuals, whose public image has in common the declaration of their Catholic faith.
Experts are warning that stress, abuse and an “unattainable ideal” of spirituality are causing a drop in the number of the world’s nuns and a decline in new vocations.
A French bishop has deplored the fearmongering around the coronavirus, lamenting that with the panic “it seems we’ve all lost our minds!”.
Former Irish president Mary McAleese has demanded the Vatican be held to account over the abuse committed by the ‘saint’ of the disabled Jean Vanier, recently revealed to have sexually and spiritually assaulted at least six women.
Lent is starting today. This is a special time of the year when we are invited to pray, reflect and feel closer to one another.
“We have come here to remember Laurent Barthélemy and to join him and his father, with the good perfume of our compassion”.
A group of French laypeople has said Pope Francis’ post-Amazon Synod apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia, is an invitation to be “inventive” in the Church “without waiting for the hierarchy”.
Jean Vanier, the Geneva-born Canadian founder of L’Arche – one of the world’s most famous organisations for the physically and intellectually disabled – has been “credibly” accused of the sexual abuse of at least six women.
Bishops in Spain, Italy, France and other countries are still not applying “zero tolerance” policies for priest abusers and their enablers, abuse survivors said in Rome February 17.
The French Church is not cooperating fully with the independent Church sex abuse inquiry, a survivor has denounced.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France – recently acquitted on appeal of the cover-up of clergy sex abuse, and now tipped for a new Vatican post – has blamed his prosecution on the persecution of Christians in modern society.
More than 3,000 refugees have reached Europe safely and legally via the “humanitarian corridors” set up by the Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio.
In the ongoing saga of abuse in the Church, a French cardinal has been acquitted of a cover-up charge and members of a “cult” are being investigated in Italy.
In a surprise move, the Archbishop of Paris has backed the withdrawal method of preventing pregnancy over the ise of the pill and condoms.
Though it is failing in Italy, former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s idea of a “gladiator school” for ultra-Catholics is now infecting France.
A French bishop is still defending the sacramental seal despite a pedophile ex-priest admitting he confessed his abuse and begged for help.
“Pedophilia is a symptom of an inward-focused, masculine clerical culture, in which sexuality is always seen as a sin”, a feminist French Church reform campaigner has denounced.
A French pedophile ex-priest has contradicted the cardinal convicted for covering-up his abuse, saying he confessed his crimes to the red hat years before the prelate claimed.
The French Bishops have accused President Emmanuel Macron of legitimising “liberal eugenics” with a new bioethics law.
Today, there is no binding international legal framework to establish the liability of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the area of human rights and environmental protection.
A child stowaway was found dead Wednesday in the undercarriage of an Air France plane at a Paris airport, officials said.
Grassroots French Catholics are pushing their bishops to speak up on controversial pension reforms, while the episcopate seems determined to maintain a position of careful neutrality.
French women are denouncing their exclusion from serving in some places as lay Eucharistic ministers, saying “it calls into question the equal dignity of the baptised”.
“To rebuild Europe together, we need unity. It is necessary to rediscover the unity which is at the very foundation of the life of the human person” said the Holy See Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher.
“Building Europe together: 50 years of the Holy See in the Council of Europe”. This is the central theme of the colloquium organised in the Faculty of Theology of the University of Strasbourg, from January 7 to 9, 2020.
The Famous French Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral is undergoing an interval period of reconstruction following a disastrous fire in 2019 which damaged large parts of the cultural and architectural icon, including almost totally destroying its famed spire and roof.
In a gay-friendly move, a French bishop has scrapped the words ‘father’ and ‘mother’ from baptismal registers in favour of gender-neutral terms for parental relationships.