Bishop of Dresden-Meissen Heinrich Timmerevers wonders about “intention” behind Secretariat of State explicatory note, still intends to push ahead with blessings for gay couples
“Were the Pope to put his same-gender civil unions support in an official document, he could remove all doubt as to where he – and the Church – stand”
Irish Catholics are calling on their bishops to ensure “real and meaningful” lay participation in the “new” Church post-pandemic.
Amid the confusion of voices and messages that surround us, a Christian journalist is called to be a new witness to the truth, Pope Francis said Friday.
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.
In a special prayer for the fifth anniversary of Laudato si’, his encyclical on “care for our Common Home”, Pope Francis prayed today in the Regina Caeli that the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor “may become the birth-pangs of a more fraternal and sustainable world”.
For World Communications Day today, Irish Primate Eamon Martin has said that hopes 2020 will be remembered as “the year we learned to appreciate each other more”.
President of the Italian Bishops Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti has told Francis critics to become Protestants if they don’t like this Pope.
Pope Francis’ discourse to the Roman Curia on Saturday 21 December, was important both in terms of what he said, and how he said it.
“Christendom no longer exists!” The Pope has issued a powerful call today, in his traditional Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia, for the Church “to change in order to be faithful”, explaining that “we need other ‘maps’, other paradigms, which can help us reposition our ways of thinking and our attitudes”.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has caused a civil war in the German Church by founding a new independent and conservative foundation for Catholic journalism.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle Gokim, the new Prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples – or ‘Red Pope’ for the power that position entails – has expressed his desire for more women and young people in Church leadership.
Vatican cardinal Angelo Becciu has said anti-Francis network EWTN’S Catholic News Agency (CNA) admitted to trusting “unreliable sources” in its reporting.
The Archbishop of Dublin has hit out at the “nastiness and bitterness” of some Catholics on social media, lamenting that the “negativity and polarisation” in some discussions online “reflects… a pointless retreat into self-defined false certainties”.
A German bishop has blamed the Halle synagogue shooting on the “brutalisation of language” in politics and social media.
Thirty religion journalists from around Central and Eastern Europe met in Warsaw for a conference on journalism and religion in the region organized by the International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ).
Every two years, the members of the European region of SIGNIS meet for a General Assembly, a time of gathering with topics on media and communication.