“Laïcité has increasingly become an expression of French identity. It now acts as a touchstone for ‘le vivre-ensemble’: how French people can live together”
“Mechanisms need to be found to ensure that the whole diocesan people of God is adequately represented” in the nomination of their shepherd, insists Bishop of Basel Felix Gmür
“We need to start or keep looking at the Common Home from a woman’s perspective”, insists professor Sister Alessandra Smerilli, warning “dominant” male view “distorts reality”
“The Church recognises faults and feels a present responsibility” for anti-Jewish hate, “a sin against God and against people”, says General Synod spokesman on 82nd anniversary of ‘Kristallnacht’ pogrom
Faithful commemorate Immerath church demolished in 2018 to make way for Garzweiler surface mine, call on North Rhine-Westphalian government to abandon “hostile and climate-destroying” enabling of extractivism
Image celebrates feminine contributions to “far-reaching new development in the Church” by which “the gospel found a new path to the people”, say experts
The terrorist attacks in France aren’t just about “religion” – they also involve a whole series of intricate historical, geopolitical and economic factors
What would Jesus have thought of online Masses? Will there still be a place for in-person services post-pandemic?
Junia was described by St. Paul as “prominent among the apostles” but was airbrushed from later Church tradition
“We accuse ourselves for not standing to our beliefs more courageously, for not praying more faithfully, for not believing more joyously, and for not loving more ardently”, reads the Stuttgart Declaration of Guilt
“It’s very important to us to save our heritage and keep it safe for future generations”, says Chaldean prelate Najeeb Michaeel of Mosul
“Our position in society and the Church makes us observe things in a different way from men”, says Colombian feminist thinker Isabel Corpas de Posada
A Russian Orthodox official has accused the US of inciting inter-Christian division in Belarus and “deliberately expos[ing]” Catholics in the country.
“Everything rigid and immovable goes against the essence of the Church and the Spirit that guides it”, a German Church historian has declared.
‘From each according to ability; to each according to need’: the socialist ideal has biblical roots.
The Bishops of the United States are inviting the faithful of the nation to participate in a day of prayer and fasting against racism this August 28 or alternatively on September 9, the feast of St Peter Claver.
The memorial to victims of Nazism and Stalinism cuts right to the heart of the tiny Catholic Church in Estonia.
Pentecost marks the birth of the Catholic Church.I believe it was no accident that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit had as one of its effects a Spirit of inclusivity among all races and all languages – all people.
Ever since the reversion of Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, the Muslim call to prayer has been resounding from its minarets.
During the sixty-three days of the Warsaw Uprising, which was the biggest revolt of the population against the Nazi occupants during World War II, about 150 diocesan priests and many nuns provided the insurgents and civilians with pastoral and medical care, and shelter.
“The development of atomic energy for war and the possession of atomic weapons is immoral and incompatible with our faith in Christ the Prince of Peace,” Archbishop of Armagh and the Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin warned August 9 in a message for the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing.
On the 75th anniversary this week of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Columban Missionaries have denounced that the money “squandered” on nuclear weapons means people are “denied the essentials of life”.
Ahead of the 75th anniversary year of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pope Francis visited both cities.
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to Saint Mary Major on Wednesday, the feast of the dedication of the papal basilica.
A recent Pew Research poll found that religious faith had deepened for a quarter of Americans because of the coronavirus pandemic.