“If we received a sacrament in order to serve, how then, called to serve, could we say no?”, ask couple, 44 and 42, parents of two children
Nice diocese holds moving rite of reparation, Mass for All Saints in remembrance of three who perished in October 29 tragedy
The involvement of women is “an important and determining element in the construction of the Church”, insists Bishop José Ornelas
Bishop José Ornelas of the Setúbal diocese takes aim at businesses and politicians “unremorseful in using suffering and confusion to draw political and economic dividends”
A leaked questionnaire on potential bishops has pointed up shortcomings in the Vatican appointments process.
Portuguese Catholics have blasted a cardinal and a bishop for their “disappointing and undesirable conservatism”.
The Bishop of the Algarve in southern Portugal, Manuel Quintas, has decried the “long-standing deep imbalance” in the world economy that has “only been made worse” by COVID-19.
“Migrants are a necessity and an asset for Portugal”, a bishop has proclaimed from the Marian sanctuary of Fátima.
The new Vatican parish instruction is being met with criticism not only in Germany but also in Portugal and Austria, with one Portuguese priest theologian claiming that the text is “a document destined for oblivion”.
The new head of the Portuguese Bishops has criticised the “sect mentality” in Church and its attachment to “fetishistic realities of the past”.
The Portuguese Bishops have called for a “globalisation of solidarity” to meet the COVID-19 economic and social crisis they are warning will be and already is “unparalleled in recent history”.
“Corporate social responsibility cannot be just for show”, a Portuguese Church commission has reminded business in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
A Portuguese cardinal has discouraged communion on the tongue, recalling that “Christ said, ‘Take and eat’, not ‘Open your mouth'”.
A Portuguese Church commission has blasted bonuses to bankers during COVID-19, insisting that “not everything that is legal is legitimate”.
Bishops in Portugal and Spain are backing a push to implement a Europe-wide guaranteed minimum income, calling the initiative “an anchor for the most disadvantaged”.
A Portuguese cardinal has called “ignorance, sectarian fanaticism or madness” the belief that the coronavirus is God’s punishment.
A Portuguese priest is looking to banks to return their global financial crisis bailout and to fund the coronavirus rescue.
Two Conventual Franciscan friars of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua in Italy tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.
“One of the biggest challenges” in Portugal today “is housing: rising rent and house prices”, Catholic relief, development and social service organisation Caritas has warned.
Catholic Church relief, development and social service organisation Caritas Portugal presented a study in which it expressed great concern about the obstacles that prevent the weakest sectors in society from accessing basic services such as education, medical care, employment and housing.
A Portuguese bishop has warned of a “very serious” housing problem in the country as the Church accompanied the demolition of an ‘illegal’ settlement, Quinta da Parvoíce, in the Lisbon metropolitan city of Setúbal.
A Portuguese divorced and remarried Catholic couple have thanked their cardinal and Pope Francis for enabling their return to communion.
110 bishops have conspired in Portugal in a “secret” ultraconservative rival to the conference Pope Francis has planned on a more sustainable economy.
At an unprecedented meeting in Porto, Portugal, last week, the city’s Catholic and Jewish communities presented to the world a project to combat anti-Semitism and foster good mutual relations.
tuguese Church groups are warning that although the number of poor people in the country is on the decline, it is still “very disturbing” that “nearly 20% of young people are at risk of poverty”.
Christian communities have the obligation to demonstrate that it is possible to live the reception of migrants and refugees.
A Portuguese bishop has condemned the “complete failure” of that country’s judicial system after a convicted criminal murdered and raped a nun.