The month-long demonstrations – triggered by a controversial abortion ruling – are the country’s largest since Solidarity, drawing nearly half a million women and their supporters daily
The PM’s embrace of religion “has served to consolidate his power, ‘other’ his opponents and shield Hungary from EU criticism of its attacks on the rule of law”
Conservative believers are increasingly turning their backs on the president, worried about his failures of leadership and his exploitation of Christianity
The Archbishop of Luxembourg and president of the EU Bishops warns nationalistic responses to COVID have “the explosive power to smash the EU”
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process has put focus not only on the would-be justice’s faith but also on the religious makeup of the court itself
A German bishop has criticised reform-phobic Catholics, reminding them that “Catholicism is not armour, but backbone”.
An Irish priest has warned that bishops’ cozying up to the alt-right is “reaping a bitter whirlwind”.
Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown has criticised Catholic “harshness”, saying that it “can make faith in Jesus hard to take seriously” and “actually works against the spread of the Gospel”.
A German bishop has hit out at conservative Catholic haters online, saying after commentators hijacked a post on his Facebook account that trolls don’t give “a testimony to our Lord”.
“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.
The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, hit out this Sunday at the “narrowness and bitterness” of Catholics who confuse zeal for defending the Church with intolerance and disrespect.
The Archbishop of Seville has warned Francis critics against dissenting from the successor of Peter, insisting that this Pope “has not diverged at all from the faith”.
An Irish priest has taken down conservative critics of Pope Francis, denouncing that “they have little purchase on either reality or substance”.
Papal confidant Father Antonio Spadaro SJ says the next pope “wont be able to go back” on Francis’ reforms.
Cardinal Angelo Scola has called the attacks on Pope Francis “a decisively negative phenomenon” that should be “eradicated as soon as possible”.
An Italian nun has accused Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò of “throwing pearls before swine” with the Catholic cover he is providing for US President Donald Trump.
Santiago Agrelo is a Spanish-born priest who from 2007 to 2019 was Archbishop of Tanger, in Morocco.
Madrid LGBTI+H Christians have responded to ultra-Catholic, queerphobic attacks on their association’s premises with even more “love” and “forgiveness”.
Warsaw Jews are standing up for LGBT people against the “hostility and hatred” directed at them by the Polish government and also by the Church.
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 Spanish Catholic University president has accused Bill Gates and George Soros of wanting to control the world with a chip in a COVID-19 vaccine, blasting them as “slaves for Satan” for that underhanded plan.
German Church figures have criticised a bishop who pulled out of the ‘synodal path’ over alleged “dissent” in the reform process, accusing him of a “simplification” of doctrine and of issues involved in the discussions.
A group linked to populist icon and former chief strategist to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, has won back control of an Italian monastery, only to now face criminal prosecution over its application for the lease on the property.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has criticised Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s COVID-19 conspiracy theory, saying that it “divides and scares”.
A Church historian has ripped the COVID-19 conspiracy claim of Cardinals Müller, Zen and Pujats, among others, saying that “it’s so ridiculous that it discredits itself”.
A German cardinal has likened so-called gender ideology to Nazism as the country outlawed gay ‘conversion therapy’ for minors.