“Same old moth-eaten” arguments against women deacons, priests and bishops “far from convincing”, decries Dresden academic Julia Enxing
“As a Church we have done a great job in making sure that homosexual people never even have the idea of turning to a priest”, laments Dresden cleric Christoph Behrens
During COVID “we have discovered a new ecclesiology, perhaps even a new theology, and a new ministry”, affirms Bishop Mario Grech
Vatican OSCE representative warns COVID-19 transforming trade in people into an “ever-growing internet business”
“I’m not saying anti-mask protestors are neo-Nazis, but the danger is there…”, warns Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop emeritus of Tanger Santiago Agrelo suggests Church pray: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, anointed and sent to evangelise the poor, the communion of saints…”
42% of Catholics in the country in favour of full Christian unity, according to a newspaper survey
Deplore the “ongoing injustice” of money needed for COVID-19 prevention and treatment “still being diverted to debt repayments”
Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata in Argentina says it is “nonsense” to attribute to Francis contempt for all business and support for welfarism
Bishop of Innsbruck Hermann Glettler admits “inequality” in admission to ordained ministries “difficult to justify”
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”
Cardinal Marx says ball in Catholic Church’s court after latest Vatican refusal: “The others want to and we say ‘no'”
Prelates call for greater investment in mental health, particularly during COVID-19, “so that no one is left behind”
“The Church has to be courageous. It has to live off what everyone else lives off: not off religious belief, but off work and productiveness”
Nun: “We need the women’s priesthood today: we cannot postpone it to Saint Never’s Day”
“No company should be able to disregard or circumvent human rights to gain profit or competitive advantages”, clamour the Catholic and Reformed Churches
New Archbishop of Zaragoza laments Church’s “clumsiness” in reforming itself: “The Church is like a Titanic and she needs time to make the reforms she has to make”
The Irish Bishops have said they “fully support” public health authorities after a new COVID-19-related suspension of public worship.
Church leaders from across the island of Ireland have appealed to the UK and the European Union to “act with urgency and generosity to end the economic and social uncertainty” over Brexit and to secure the best foundations for their evolving relationship.
French laypeople have decried the “huge damage” being done by clericalism, and have demanded a say in a much-needed “rebirth of the Church”.
A German bishop has criticised reform-phobic Catholics, reminding them that “Catholicism is not armour, but backbone”.
Pope Francis’ third encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti (All brothers and sisters), a call to solidarity for all of humanity to live in fraternity and social friendship, was published on Sunday.
The talking points on the new encyclical Fratelli tutti (‘Brothers all’) that the Vatican has provided for Spanish-speaking bishops refute the claim that the Pope is a “socialist” or a “communist”.
As an Indian-American living in the US, I often feel like a sheep without a shepherd.
The US Bishops have said they are “disappointed” at President Donald Trump’s “heartbreaking” cut to the number of refugee admissions into the country.
Bishops who cover up sex abuse should have their episcopal ordinations annulled, a aurvivors’ group has said.
The bishops of the German state of Bavaria are standing behind an abbess who is being prosecuted for sheltering asylum seekers.
During the 2020 US presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden if they would denounce white supremacy.