In a message for the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4, the presidents of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco and the Reverend Christian Krieger respectively, have stressed the need for a “just and sustainable balance” in society, the economy and ecology.
Every mainstream media outlet is covering the protests contesting the elections results in Belarus. Could this be the new Ukraine? Maybe not, but it is definitely a continuation of the White-West’s attempts to get closer to Russia’s border.
Political and opinion leaders, scientists and civil society almost entirely agree that post-COVID economies should be run differently.
This is a continuing reflection on The Paradox of Religious Patriarchy and the Golden Rule to focus on the absurdities of patriarchal gender ideology, the travesty of denying to Christ any chance of calling women to the ministerial priesthood in today’s world, and the social and ecological repercussions.
As our modest little tribute to Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born ‘bishop of the poor’ of the Brazilian Amazon and indeed the world over who died Saturday at 92 – we at Novena are publishing texts from the prophet and poet in which he himself explains some of his visionary and intensely gospel-driven ideas for the Church and the world.
Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born Claretian missionary, prophet and voice of conscience to the world against all forms of injustice who served for over three decades as Bishop of São Félix do Araguaia in the Brazilian Amazon – died Saturday at the age of 92.
Pope Francis’ notion of the “polyhedron” has been hailed as a “fairer and more equitable” way to rethink globalisation post-COVID-19.
“Democracy can be one of the victims of the pandemic if we do not take care with our political condition”, the Jesuit Superior General has warned.
The Indian priest Joshtrom Kureethadam, in charge of the ecological area of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development…
“If the Pope’s ecology had been implemented we wouldn’t have a coronavirus pandemic”, a priest and liberation theologian has written.
“Capitalism, the Satan of the Earth, is destroying the planet”, ecotheologian Leonardo Boff has denounced.
Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, the infamous 1994 apostolic letter by Pope St. John Paul II on “reserving priestly ordination to men alone,” was a brutal abuse of religious authority.
In the recent years, scandals involving multinational companies have proliferated, putting into question the morality of our economic system
In this time of crisis, it is clear that nonviolence is a crucial pillar in the foundation of the more just and sustainable post-pandemic world to which Laudato Si’ leads us.
For the past 97 years, the International Day of Cooperatives has been celebrated each year on the first Saturday of July. Since 1995, the United Nations and the International Cooperative Alliance have chosen the theme of the annual day. The focus for this year is on climate action for sustainable development for a healthier, fairer and more united economy.
(Source: Leonardo Boff, Brazilian ecotheologian and liberation theologian; translation: Novena) To understand the meaning of the coronavirus, we have to…
A Vatican official has urged the world “to press the reset button” on the system post-COVID and to forge “a new path”.
Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: “Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?” Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. It implies more freedom, fewer worries, more happiness, higher social status.
To announce the Gospel today, the language best understood by humanity is that of charity, not of the great theological explanations, Cardinal Tagle has said.
The document that has just been published by the Church in Malta, entitled One Church. One Journey. A Process of Ecclesial Renewal 2020-2024, underlines a strong commitment to the promotion of human life and dignity.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement has hailed a new Vatican Laudato si’ ‘user’s guide’ as “unprecedented”, “remarkable” and “prophetic”.
The Portuguese Bishops have called for a “globalisation of solidarity” to meet the COVID-19 economic and social crisis they are warning will be and already is “unparalleled in recent history”.
The Vatican released a document on Thursday that offers a guide to Catholics, and all Christians, regarding our relationship with God’s Creation.
A blind person perceives with their hands or with their cane the most relevant things that they find in their path. Well, we are going to try to undertake a blind person’s reading of the ecological encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’: on the care of the Common Home, whose five year anniversary we have just celebrated. What are its main points?
Opinion by Josianne Gauthier, Secretary General of Catholic organisation Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité, CIDSE.
Spanish Jesuits are offering the chance to make a difference in the world with their online social justice platform.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, “it is time to rethink so many aspects of our life together”, the Italian Bishops have warned.
“The wounds inflicted on our mother earth are wounds that also bleed in us”, Pope Francis lamented today on the occasion of World Environment Day.