The Bishops of France are to consider in a biannual meeting this week a “financial gesture” to victims of clergy sex abuse.
The Amazon Synod in the Vatican has come to its conclusion, with participants calling on Pope Francis to ordain married men to the priesthood and to study further the possibility of ordaining women to the diaconate.
“Here in Europe we have a lifestyle that our planet can no longer sustain”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has warned.
“We cannot continue having wild capitalism”, where “nation-states cannot control big companies, or the flow of money anymore”, a leading European cardinal has warned.
The “new perspective” the world needs on climate change requires “a deep revision of our cultural and economic models”, the Pope has claimed.
The Bishops of France will open their next assembly to lay experts on the environment in an unprecedented “synodality exercise”.
New Luxembourg cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich is warning of the prospect of “terrible disaster” if the world and the Church don’t commit to a “radical” ecological conversion.
The Bishop of Essen, in Germany, Franz-Josef Overbeck, is predicting that “nothing will be the same” in the Church after the Synod for the Amazon.
The men and women of the Spanish progressive Juan XXIII Association of Theologians have come out in defense of the Synod for the Amazon.
We at Novena have been sharing some of our favourite quotes from the new cardinals Pope Francis announced last September 1. Today, it’s the turn of Michael Czerny.
Two of Europe’s most important churchmen have come out strongly in favour of the “Fridays for Future” movement for the climate.
The Koningsakker, in the Netherlands, was the site of part of the World War II Battle of Arnhem. Now, it’s a natural burials cemetery.
The Interdiocesan Environment Commission (KA) of the Church in Malta has accused elements of the public and private sectors of “greenwashing” major development projects.
The international Catholic peace movement Pax Christi has given new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recommendations for policy action.
The Irish Church is standing with young people attending the Global Climate Strike this Friday and calling for a “radical ecological conversion”.
Today on Novena we begin a series gathering up some memorable quotes from the new cardinals named by Pope Francis on 1 September. First, from Jean-Claude Höllerich, S.J.
An Austrian-Brazilian bishop who has served for over five decades in the Amazon has suggested that the world’s industrialised nations are complicit in the destruction of the region.
The Pope has deplored the “sin”, “selfishness” and “greedy desire to possess and exploit” that mar humankind’s care for the “precious gift” of the environment.
Representatives of the world’s religions gathered in Germany have committed themselves “to advancing shared well-being”.
The Presidents of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conferences of European Churches (CEC) have lamented in a joint message the environmental damage being done to the planet “by selfishness and neglect”.
The Vatican has announced important new measures in the fields of child sexual abuse prevention and environmental protection.
A German bishop has said the international community should give official refugee status to people who migrate due to the effects of climate change.
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has decried the “senseless process of self-destruction” of “our increasingly tortured” planet.
The Vatican is growing greener, making strides in heeding to Pope Francis’ call to creating a more environment-friendly world.
Whether Catholics should support climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg has been a talking point in the Church ever since the Swedish teenager began her “School Strike for the Climate” protests outside the Swedish Parliament in August 2018.
Experts of EU Bishops’ Conferences gathered in Brussels on Wednesday 26 June 2019 to participate in the COMECE Social Affairs Commission.
The Interdiocesan Environment Commission (KA) of Malta holds that the revised fuel stations policy has not been properly reviewed prior to its publication.