Genaro Ávila-Valencia SJ says solidarity with the poor – not buying more – is the solution to COVID economic downturn, consumers’ existentialist black hole
German Catholic youth are boycotting Nestlé over environmental protection and human rights concerns.
Contemplation and compassion are indispensable ingredients for integral ecology, Pope Francis stressed on Saturday.
Archbishop Paul Coakley, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the US Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), is encouraging solidarity, respect for the dignity of workers and charity in the annual USCCB Labor Day statement, centered this year on rebuilding a dignified post-pandemic world.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has said that the COVID-19 pandemic is the right time to settle the debt Europe has accrued with Africa after having exploited its resources.
The Indian priest Joshtrom Kureethadam, in charge of the ecological area of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development…
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”.
Opinion by Josianne Gauthier, Secretary General of Catholic organisation Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité, CIDSE.
Spanish Church groups have deplored the world’s model of “predatory development” and the “avalanche of consumerism”.
Lent is starting today. This is a special time of the year when we are invited to pray, reflect and feel closer to one another.
“We live with our kind of prosperity at the expense of less developed countries”, a German bishop has decried.
Pope Francis has recalled today on the Feast of the Epiphany that “life’s greatness does not consist in having, but in loving”, as he warned against worshipping “the god of money, the god of consumerism, the god of pleasure, the god of success, the god of self”.
The cardinal of Barcelona has sounded an alarm for the estimated 20,000 people in the city suffering “energy poverty”.