In just-released memoir ‘A Catechism of the Heart: A Jesuit Missioned to the Laity’, Benjamin Brenkert laments order’s betrayal of his dream to be the first openly gay priest in good standing
“The real ‘clericalism and disrespect’ is in Pope Francis’ understanding of women”, Women’s Ordination Conference fires back at pontiff over remarks in new book
At book launch in Saudi Arabia, Holy See representative to UN in Geneva Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič says human fraternity key to move from “incivility of conflict” to “civilisation of encounter”
In new book ‘Let Us Dream’, Francis likens plight of indigenous ethnic group to that of the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Yazidi in the Middle East and the persecuted Christians of Egypt and Pakistan
First-hand testimonies from 23 women from all walks of life show the spiritual abuse facilitated by “imbalances of power” often “grooming strategy” for sexual assaults
“Do we look after people or sacrifice them for the sake of the stock market?”, Francis asks in new book, ‘Let Us Dream’, in which he also condemns “horrendous” police killing of Black man George Floyd
To change the world, Francis counsels “attention to the needs of the most fragile”, “compassion”, “sharing” and the “denunciation of injustices”
Justification for women’s ordination “lies not in emancipation but in baptism”, argues expert John Wijngaards
“It is very sad when ideologies take over the interpretation of a nation and disfigure the homeland”, Pope tells Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez
An essential resource for moving forward the dialogue on how the Church can lead, teach and respond to conflict in the world
“It is a violation of human rights to force people to be in a concentration camp”, denounces Marie Doutrepont, who has witnessed first-hand the “shame of Europe” on Lesbos
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’
Renowned Scripture scholar John Wijngaards sets out the definitive case for female priests in a brilliant and accessible new book
“Only women can reform the Church because they are not compromised by power”, a Vatican expert has said.
Pope Francis has told parents of LGBTIQ+ offspring that “the Lord loves your children just as they are”.
“Everything rigid and immovable goes against the essence of the Church and the Spirit that guides it”, a German Church historian has declared.
“Why do those who are different from us frighten us so much?”, Pope Francis has deplored in a preface to a new book on peace.
In a new book length interview, Pope Francis has given a sneak peek of his forthcoming third encyclical, railing against the “savage market economy” and “violent social injustice”.
An ex-Vatican journalist is standing up to sexism in the Church, recalling that “the Gospels were the first feminist book in history”.
A theologian has denounced “the patriarchal and priestly worldview in which churchmen have been educated to feel doubly superior” to women.
A recent Pew Research poll found that religious faith had deepened for a quarter of Americans because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a book preface released on Tuesday, Pope Francis reflected on the lessons Christians have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The former Benedictine Abbot Primate has questioned the hierarchies the Church takes for granted, saying “I find none of it in the Gospels”.
This week saw the release of the book Cuarentena (“Quarantine”), a diary by journalist Alver Metalli on how people lived the coronavirus confinement in one of the shantytowns on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
It’s no secret to even the most casual of Catholic observers that Pope Francis has been and is the target of vicious and well-organised attacks.
“Today, motherhood is demeaned, because the only growth which interests us is economic growth”, Pope Francis has denounced.
The Vatican Publishing House (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, LEV), with the Dicastery for Communication, has released a new volume of Pope Francis’ writings, focusing on the Holy Father’s reflections on human relationships – the relationships that exist between people created in the image of God.