“There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.”
Since the inception of human history, patriarchal ideology has driven human behavior in ways that are very detrimental to human relations and to the entire community of creation.
This is a continuing reflection on The Paradox of Religious Patriarchy and the Golden Rule to focus on the absurdities of patriarchal gender ideology, the travesty of denying to Christ any chance of calling women to the ministerial priesthood in today’s world, and the social and ecological repercussions.
The selflessness of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic has forced sections of the UK media and general public to rethink their xenophobia.
Every year thousands of devotees visit the shrine of Montevergine in the Italian region of Campania (Italy). Among them, many transsexuals who feel welcome in front of “Mamma Schiavona” (Slave Mama or Slavic Mama). “Even if we are daughters of an ancient cultural tradition, discrimination against us is still deeply rooted.”
Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, the infamous 1994 apostolic letter by Pope St. John Paul II on “reserving priestly ordination to men alone,” was a brutal abuse of religious authority.
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.
In the face of hatred, fear, and division, Pope Francis called Sunday on the Christian communities of the Mediterranean to recognise the inherent unity of the region’s multiculturalism.
In an unexpected outcome, Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation stays silent over the question of ordaining married deacons, instead shifting attention to the need for greater “inculturation” of the Church’s message in the Amazon region.
National populists argue for Catholicism’s “inherent” nationalism and Euroscepticism as the American and European far-right seek to expand their influence.
Since the interpretation of the so-called mafia state Orban regime remained rational on the ground until now, the interpretations could not find the cause of the regime’s emergence and functioning. However, if we cannot find the reasons, we cannot defend ourselves against the regime.
For many, it is no secret that the practice of celibacy lies at the root of clerical sexual crimes. However, few have come to realise that neither the early Fathers nor the later Church hierarchy invented the practice.