Monuments in 2,300 cities light up in Sant’Egidio campaign to stop “highly inhuman and useless” capital punishment that “reduces states to mere perpetrators of injustice”
“We must reject the ruinous ideologies of indifference, invisibility and individualism”, clamours undersecretary of Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section
Genaro Ávila-Valencia SJ says solidarity with the poor – not buying more – is the solution to COVID economic downturn, consumers’ existentialist black hole
“Right now, the greatest need in the Church is to return to Jesus and his nonviolence”, insist storied peace activist Father John Dear
To change the world, Francis counsels “attention to the needs of the most fragile”, “compassion”, “sharing” and the “denunciation of injustices”
Quoting Pope Francis, President of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue insists fundamentalism “not due to religion, but to misinterpretations of religious texts”
In new interview with Serbian paper, Pope issues reminder to lockdown faultfinders: “Not everyone has the same abilities and resources” to face COVID-19
“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”
“Francis does not merely state that Black Lives Matter, but he shows it by this long-overdue naming of a Black American to the College of Cardinals”
“No statistic proves that capital punishment is a deterrent to major crimes”, clamours Community of Sant’Egidio
“The proposed solution of ‘fraternity’ as an antidote to inequality simply does not get to the root of gender injustice”, decries Women’s Ordination Conference
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis hit out at what he called the “false prophets” of “trickle-down” economics, lamenting that “the glass grows and grows and never overflows to the poor”. “We must be careful”, he warned.
Pax Christi and other Catholic organisations have joined a total of 170 peacebuilding groups from around the world in urging governments on World Peace Day this September 21 that “if we are to meet the challenges of tomorrow, we must recommit to peace today”.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has been portrayed by its detractors as many things: Marxist, radical, anti-American. Added to this growing list of charges is that it is either irreligious or doing religion wrong.
Contemplation and compassion are indispensable ingredients for integral ecology, Pope Francis stressed on Saturday.
On September 9th, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Peter Claver. Peter Claver was a Spanish-born Jesuit missionary sent to Cartagena, Colombia, and his primary apostolate was ministering to the West Africans who arrived in Cartagena aboard slave ships.
A statement by the head of the Caritas Switzerland development policy department revealed that Swiss weapons are being used in the Yemeni war and seem to have fuelled the latent conflict between India and Pakistan.
Archbishop Paul Coakley, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the US Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), is encouraging solidarity, respect for the dignity of workers and charity in the annual USCCB Labor Day statement, centered this year on rebuilding a dignified post-pandemic world.
While the US Bishops are complicit in white privilege, a New York City parish is leading the way forward in the fight against racism.
On 23 August, the shooting of a Black man by police officers in the US state of Wisconsin during a response to a domestic incident sparked an immediate social media backlash, protests and a Department of Justice investigation.
“When will it end?”, the US National Council of Churches has cried after two more “horrific” shootings of Black men by police.
The murder of Saint Stephen, the first martyr of the Catholic Church, became a witness to the Roman citizen and Jewish leader Saul.
The 2018 movie The Hate U Give, based on the novel written by Angie Thomas, has as its central focus the tragic event of the murder of an unarmed Black young man by a young White police officer.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion practiced especially within traditional circles in the Catholic Church. The Sacred Heart exhibits the boundless love that the Trinity has for all humans.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis pleaded for a cure to the “virus” of “social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalisation and the lack of protection for the weakest”.
Fifteen leading organizations headed by “progressive feminist Catholics” have issued an Open Letter to Catholic Voters and All Voters for Justice, calling on voters to “stem the tide of injustice and usher in a new era of equality.”