“It is clear” that current opportunities for women in the Church are “not enough”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has lamented.
Two cardinals and an archbishop have said that “Europe should be ashamed” after a devastating fire in a Greek island migrant camp.
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 cardinal has said that dialogue between science and faith is necessary for integral human development.
The COVID-19 pandemic “is teaching us that no one can do it on their own: a shared and coordinated response is needed to deal with the virus”, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has insisted.
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.
An Irish priest has taken down conservative critics of Pope Francis, denouncing that “they have little purchase on either reality or substance”.
A Vatican cardinal has backed a German abbess who is being prosecuted for sheltering refugees, exclaiming “God bless her!”.
Today, on the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Pope Francis pleaded that “much remains to be done” to end human trafficking, “an open wound on the body of contemporary society”.
A theologian has called for women cardinals, arguing that in the Church “the untethering of competency from orders is long overdue”.
Vatican Congregation for the Clergy member Cardinal Anders Arborelius has said he “doesn’t know” how the controversial Congregation instruction on parish reform was completed.
A Vatican cardinal has denounced the “sick system of relationships of submission and domination” that “in many cases” women religious suffer at the hands of men in the Church.
Lamenting that “it doesn’t help a bit”, yet another German bishop has criticised the new Vatican instruction on parish reform, while Cardinal Walter Kasper has defended the document, although with nuances.
A cardinal has called for a “change in mentality” among Catholics on the subject of migration, saying the widespread human mobility in our world today is “not a crime, but a right” and “not a problem, but an opportunity”.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has ripped the new Vatican document on parish life, lamenting with respect to the text that “no fruit is borne like this”.
Cardinal Angelo Scola has called the attacks on Pope Francis “a decisively negative phenomenon” that should be “eradicated as soon as possible”.
A Vatican cardinal has floated a COVID conspiracy theory, suggesting that the virus could be a biological weapon.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said he dreams of Hagia Sophia becoming a “centre for the encounter of religions”.
Today the Church recalls the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ historic and moving visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, a journey he undertook just four months after being elected Pope and where he denounced that the Mediterranean migrant tragedy was “a painful thorn in my heart”.
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”.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has lamented that some Catholics find it “strange” that “the Church has to learn, not only from herself but also from history”.
“Why not include women in the college of cardinals?”, a member of the new Vatican female deacons commission has asked.
An Italian cardinal has denounced the “increasingly harsh and insolent attacks” on Francis, reminding critics of the current pontiff that “the Pope is the Pope”.
A Belgian Jesuit is calling for women deacons and cardinals, saying that “it is vital that the world not always be seen through male eyes”.