“Many individual bishops continue to prioritize Catholic sexual teaching against homosexual acts over and above Catholic social teaching and its prohibition against discrimination”
“Are we going to be a nation centred on the Gospel of love and on a message of caring for the poor and marginalised? Or are we going to be a nation centred on fear?”
Scholar John Wijngaards clears up Novena concerns of cissexism in his new book ‘What they don’t teach you in Catholic college. Women in the priesthood and the mind of Christ’
As a Catholic lay leader I am often confronted and challenged because I support Biden for president.
Migrants and refugees often arrive in the UK traumatised by the lives they’ve left behind and by the dangerous journeys they’ve had to endure to reach some semblance of safety.
Recently the organization ‘Catholic Vote’ issued a statement in which they accused the Democratic Party of fueling a climate of hate against Catholics. And called on Biden “to stand up to the rising climate of anti-Catholicism across the country.”
It was recently announced that Cardinal Dolan will be giving the opening prayer at the Republican National Convention Monday August 24. This should not be a surprise to anyone considering how much flattery Cardinal Dolan has given to Trump over the years.
There is a practice in social justice groups known as “call-outs,” whereby members are corrected in front of a group for holding a belief or making a certain reference that is judged to be not in keeping with equity.
Most of us have seen people we are connected to on social media post material that we might find truly offensive and/or an antithesis to our core beliefs.
I used to admire Timothy Dolan. As an undergraduate when I was discerning the priesthood, I read his book Priests for the Third Millennium, a collection of talks he gave while rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have incited long-overdue discussion and action regarding racism, particularly among the Black community.
The selflessness of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic has forced sections of the UK media and general public to rethink their xenophobia.
Countries around the globe are exiting the COVID-19-related confinement, albeit with economic prospects looking not all that good and other negative news floating around, leading to widespread paralysis.
The first female university rector in Lithuania has said that the “idea of hospitality as missional” is the key to her personal and institutional success.
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.
Despite calls to isolate and limit travel, many US bishops have called home their seminarians at the North American seminary in Rome.
The spoon of patriotism: why the Greek Orthodox refuse to give up Communion in times of coronavirus (and are making it political).
Novena reader John Jerpe sends us these “Twelve Steps to Recovery From Femaphobia” in the Church to which we at this website totally subscribe.
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.
Last week demonstrations by the Far Left took place in Athens and other cities of Greece. Their demand was the abolition of borders and the unconditional entry of refugees and immigrants in Greece.
Novena reader and contributor from Athens George Karpouzas has written to us on Facebook regarding an article published on this website March 4 and entitled “Greek Church deplores migrant pincer on Turkey border as Catholic support for refugees floods in from Europe”.
Matteo Salvini’s uses — and abuses — of religious symbols haven’t failed to attract attention. Some consider them comparable to the politicised Evangelicalism found in the US, while others see them as merely a populist ploy to appeal to the masses.
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.