In a sermon Sunday, the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, warned against becoming an “inward-looking Church… zeamous about irrelevant or marginal things”, and instead urged Catholics “to constant conversion, to purify the Church to be a Church with faith and trust in Jesus”.
“Jesus was… very hard on those who condemned others or excluded people on the basis of neat divisions”, the Bishop of Derry in Northern Ireland, Donal McKeown, warned Catholic “Pharisees” in a sermon Sunday August 16.
At the Angelus today on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis recalled that “God looks on the…
“Migrants are a necessity and an asset for Portugal”, a bishop has proclaimed from the Marian sanctuary of Fátima.
A strong sign for Christian ecumenism: the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and the Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx were awarded the 2020 Augsburg Peace Prize for their “unconditional will to live together in peace”.
We are Church International celebrates the life of Dom Pedro Casaldáliga, who died on 8 August 2020 aged 92. He was a model disciple of Jesus and his Gospel.
“We can no longer build our Christianity and Church life on traditions alone”, a German bishop has alerted.
A severe lack of lay theologians and a public perception of division are giving the German Church even more reasons to push on with its ‘synodal path’ reforms.
Pope Francis’ notion of the “polyhedron” has been hailed as a “fairer and more equitable” way to rethink globalisation post-COVID-19.
A German priest has urged the Church to learn the “basics of modern society” and thereby regain relevance.
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to Saint Mary Major on Wednesday, the feast of the dedication of the papal basilica.
In a new video, put together by Forming Missionary Disciples, young adults have shared their hopes for the Church after lockdown, recognising Pope Francis’ call to contribute their gifts and energies to the Church.
People who have religious beliefs wonder whether or not God is responsible for what we are suffering because of this pandemic we are enduring. Does God have the final say in this matter or not?
The Vatican has fired back at German bishops after their criticisms of a controversial Roman parish reform instruction, but it has offered them the chance to clear up their “doubts and perplexity” over the document.
“Power, money, relationships… The Church lives a lot of things that contradict what Jesus said and did”, a Spanish theologian has written.
Cathedrals and chapels have played vital roles in the development of Christian culture.
Papal confidant Father Antonio Spadaro SJ says the next pope “wont be able to go back” on Francis’ reforms.
The German Church is at loggerheads over Bishops’ plans to reform seminaries, with a debate between a theologian and a prelate responsible for the proposals the latest show of tension over the issue.
In the wake of the massive protests around the world against racism and colonialism, calls have been made to do away with the cross on the Swedish flag because it represents the nation’s Christian heritage and the oppression it allegedly stands for.
The Catholic Church held what is being termed as the first online pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.
The Pope has praised the “sincerity, joy, and cheerfulness” of a disabled boy who completed the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
Cardinal Angelo Scola has called the attacks on Pope Francis “a decisively negative phenomenon” that should be “eradicated as soon as possible”.
An Old Catholic bishop has said that the dogmas of papal primacy and papal infallibility have led the Roman Church to a “dead end”.
A Jesuit expert on Islam has said that it is “hypocritical” to say that ‘Christianity has lost a church’ with the Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis repeated his plea for a “global and immediate” ceasefire, at the same time that he expressed his particular concern over the skirmishes in the Caucasus region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in which at least 16 people have been killed in clashes over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
An Austrian theologian has said that Catholics have no need to identify completely with all Church teachings.
Are the ‘Our Lady of COVID’ images that have sprung up during the pandemic a “message of hope” or a “blasphemous provocation”? That’s the debate that has arisen in Italy, where popular opinion on the icons is divided.
The pandemic we are suffering is not only a misfortune but also a great teacher which is teaching us important things we could not have imagined.
The number of Spaniards self-identifying as Catholics and attending Mass regularly has fallen to a new low, as the Church in the country is also being forced to close convents and monasteries due to a decline in the ranks of active and contemplative religious and a lack of new vocations.