“All three of these evils are contrary to Catholic teaching… The US bishops ought to condemn the publication and advise the faithful that it is not recommended”
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”
“It is tempting to dismiss the delusion as too small and fringe to lead to violence… However, past experience has shown us that when a minority drapes its cause in a cosmic discourse of good versus evil, atrocities can follow”
“I’m not saying anti-mask protestors are neo-Nazis, but the danger is there…”, warns Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Along with their swastikas borrowed from Nazi Germany, white supremacists marching in the U.S. and elsewhere have in recent years displayed crosses embellished with the Latin phrase “Deus Vult” – “God wills it.”
Portuguese Catholics have blasted a cardinal and a bishop for their “disappointing and undesirable conservatism”.
German Catholic women have declared that the far-right AfD political party is “not compatible” with Christian values.
Founded in 2010 by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ and Timothy R. Busch, the Napa Institute aims to provide American Catholic leaders with formation to counteract growing cultural secularism.
Pope Francis today said he is in “mourning” and “deeply affected” by the “terrible act of violence” in Hanau, Germany.
Christians from Germany and beyond have condemned the far-right terrorist attacks in Hanau in which at least nine people were killed.
The Catholic and Protestant Churches, along with the local Jewish community, are standing up to the far-right in Dresden, saying that in Germany “we need peacemakers, not pyromaniacs”.
The Münster diocese in Germany has banned members of the far-right AfD (Alternative for Germany, Alternative für Deutschland) party from Church leadership roles.
The far-right Hungarian Jobbik party has elected an anti-Semitic Catholic with Jewish roots as president.
Since the interpretation of the so-called mafia state Orban regime remained rational on the ground until now, the interpretations could not find the cause of the regime’s emergence and functioning. However, if we cannot find the reasons, we cannot defend ourselves against the regime.
The Patriarch of Venice has condemned an anti-Semitic, Mussolini-inspired attack on a left-wing politician in the Italian city’s emblematic St. Mark’s Square.
Priests have ‘blessed’ with their presence a re-enactment of the horrors of Auschwitz at a Polish primary school, complete with a mock gassing of victims.
The Catholic and various other Churches are turning a blind eye to the Christian-nativist populist slide in Hungary.
Tens of thousands of Poles are petitioning the Pope to silence the “hateful voice” of controversial priest media tycoon Tadeusz Rydzyk.
A Polish archbishop has blasted Swedish anti-climate change icon Greta Thunberg as nothing short of the Antichrist for her defence of the environment.
Members of an Irish Church charity have participated in an anti-far right rally in Dublin, “speaking up for love and unity, not hate and division”.
The Hungarian Church is providing Catholic cover for the “illiberal democracy” of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – an increasingly authoritarian regime especially targeting migrants, refugees, and the homeless – in direct contradiction to the example and leadership of Pope Francis.
openDemocracy, a UK-based independent global investigative journalism platform, has uncovered evidence that a coalition of Christians of various denominations, from Orthodox to Catholics to Evangelicals, is pumping large amounts of money to far-right European political parties from Spain to Hungary and beyond.