“If we do not take care of one another, starting with the least, we cannot heal the world”, Pope Francis implored today in his Wednesday General Audience.
We are Church International celebrates the life of Dom Pedro Casaldáliga, who died on 8 August 2020 aged 92. He was a model disciple of Jesus and his Gospel.
“We can no longer build our Christianity and Church life on traditions alone”, a German bishop has alerted.
During his Angelus address at midday today, Pope Francis pleaded for a world “completely free of nuclear weapons” and a commitment to make Lebanon – still reeling after last Tuesday’s blast in the port in Beirut – “free and strong”.
Pedro Casaldàliga, Spanish-born ‘bishop of the poor’ in Brazil and hero of liberation theology, dies at 92.
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to Saint Mary Major on Wednesday, the feast of the dedication of the papal basilica.
Resuming his weekly Wednesday General Audience today after a summer break, and beginning a new cycle of catechesis on the Church’s social doctrine, Pope Francis called for a “creative and renewed spirit” to “transform the roots of our physical, spiritual and social infirmities”.
In a new video, put together by Forming Missionary Disciples, young adults have shared their hopes for the Church after lockdown, recognising Pope Francis’ call to contribute their gifts and energies to the Church.
The COVID-19 pandemic is “not God punishing us or tripping us up”, the Minister General of the Conventual Franciscans has insisted.
A recent Pew Research poll found that religious faith had deepened for a quarter of Americans because of the coronavirus pandemic.
People who have religious beliefs wonder whether or not God is responsible for what we are suffering because of this pandemic we are enduring. Does God have the final say in this matter or not?
The notes of the Hallelujah of July 22nd, which I sang from the second pew of the Madeleine church in the heart of my hometown, Paris, are still echoing in my ears, and the media rabble won’t cover them over. It is a resounding and endless Hallelujah, with a life of its own, which belongs to another dimension.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis called for “solidarity and creativity” to solve post-COVID poverty and unemployment, as he pleaded for the “converging commitment of all political and economic leaders” in tackling the social consequences of the pandemic, since “families and society cannot continue without work”.
In a book preface released on Tuesday, Pope Francis reflected on the lessons Christians have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Power, money, relationships… The Church lives a lot of things that contradict what Jesus said and did”, a Spanish theologian has written.
At the Angelus today on the memorial of Jesus’ “grandparents”, Saints Joachim and Anne, Pope Francis urged young people to perform gestures of tenderness towards the elderly, “especially the loneliest”, with the “inventiveness of love”.
The Catholic Church held what is being termed as the first online pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.
The Pope has praised the “sincerity, joy, and cheerfulness” of a disabled boy who completed the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
Cardinal Angelo Scola has called the attacks on Pope Francis “a decisively negative phenomenon” that should be “eradicated as soon as possible”.
An Old Catholic bishop has said that the dogmas of papal primacy and papal infallibility have led the Roman Church to a “dead end”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis repeated his plea for a “global and immediate” ceasefire, at the same time that he expressed his particular concern over the skirmishes in the Caucasus region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in which at least 16 people have been killed in clashes over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
An Austrian theologian has said that Catholics have no need to identify completely with all Church teachings.
Are the ‘Our Lady of COVID’ images that have sprung up during the pandemic a “message of hope” or a “blasphemous provocation”? That’s the debate that has arisen in Italy, where popular opinion on the icons is divided.
The pandemic we are suffering is not only a misfortune but also a great teacher which is teaching us important things we could not have imagined.
Every year thousands of devotees visit the shrine of Montevergine in the Italian region of Campania (Italy). Among them, many transsexuals who feel welcome in front of “Mamma Schiavona” (Slave Mama or Slavic Mama). “Even if we are daughters of an ancient cultural tradition, discrimination against us is still deeply rooted.”