Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon expresses “great shock and agony” at “cold-hearted” incarceration of elderly Indian Indigenous rights activist Stan Swamy SJ
Academics interpret Francis’ welcoming of business activity, condemnation of corruption as evidence of his support for eco-social market economy
“Economic development has not reduced the gap between the rich and the poor”, laments leader of world’s Orthodox. “Rather, it has prioritised profit, to the detriment of the weak, and contributes to the exacerbation of environmental problems”
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
What newspapers of reference choose not to notice reveals the values they defend
“No company should be able to disregard or circumvent human rights to gain profit or competitive advantages”, clamour the Catholic and Reformed Churches
The promotion of a “clean finance in which the ‘merchants’ are prevented from speculating in that sacred ‘temple’ which is humanity” is a cause “particularly dear to my heart”, Pope Francis said on Thursday to evaluators of the Moneyval Programme visiting the Vatican for an inspection.
A leading economist has taken aim at the capitalist system for the economic crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, citing its “unique incapacity” to respond effectively to the outbreak and protect public health.
“Indifference is the great evil that leads to a self-centred world, turned in on itself”, Pope Francis has warned in a new interview.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis hit out at what he called the “false prophets” of “trickle-down” economics, lamenting that “the glass grows and grows and never overflows to the poor”. “We must be careful”, he warned.
At the opening of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis stressed the inextricable link between caring for our home and the way our economy works.
German Catholic Workers have thrown their support behind a Europe-wide push for an unconditional basic income.
In his catechesis at the General Audience today, Pope Francis deplored that multinationals and Big Pharma have the ear of government more than the people and healthcare workers.
Pope Francis on Saturday decried the injustice of what he called “pharmaceutical poverty”, denouncing that those who live in need are poor even in medicines, treatment and health.
Tax justice, including reforming the current tax systems, enacting jubilee, and paying reparations, was the focus of the second 2020 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management public webinar held on 14 September.
President Trump has increased the number of loopholes that exempt many multi-billionaires from paying any taxes whatsoever.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has encouraged the world to “think beyond capitalism” post-COVID-19, echoing a question posed also by Pope Francis even before the pandemic: “How can we work for an economy that really serves people and is not only oriented towards material interests?”
A Vatican official has denounced those companies and countries that plunder the global South “like madmen, leaving behind a disaster”.
As a professor of medieval Europe, I’ve taught the bubonic plague, and how it contributed to the English Peasant Revolt of 1381. Now that America is experiencing widespread unrest in the midst of its own pandemic, I see some interesting similarities to the 14th-century uprising.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis called for “antibodies” of solidarity to heal “systems of injustice” and “oppression”, and warned that “solidarity today is the road to take towards a post-pandemic world, towards the healing of our interpersonal and social sicknesses”.
“As a Church we have to stand up for those with no lobby”, a German priest advocate for migrant workers has declared.
As our modest little tribute to Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born ‘bishop of the poor’ of the Brazilian Amazon and indeed the world over who died Saturday at 92 – we at Novena are publishing texts from the prophet and poet in which he himself explains some of his visionary and intensely gospel-driven ideas for the Church and the world.
Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born Claretian missionary, prophet and voice of conscience to the world against all forms of injustice who served for over three decades as Bishop of São Félix do Araguaia in the Brazilian Amazon – died Saturday at the age of 92.
Pope Francis’ notion of the “polyhedron” has been hailed as a “fairer and more equitable” way to rethink globalisation post-COVID-19.
Four global organizations representing some 500 million Christians have written an urgent letter to G20 leaders, calling for them to leave behind the current broken financial architecture and promote a truly just and sustainable recovery.
“Capitalism, the Satan of the Earth, is destroying the planet”, ecotheologian Leonardo Boff has denounced.
In the recent years, scandals involving multinational companies have proliferated, putting into question the morality of our economic system
In a statement coordinated by CIDSE – the Catholic NGO for international cooperation for development and solidarity – 110 bishops and cardinals from all over the world have called on States to enforce corporate social responsibility, denouncing that “irresponsible companies are complicit in acts of violence and suffering”.