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”
Mother Mechthild Thürmer says of run-in with law over granting sanctuary in her Bavarian abbey: “I have no choice, I have to help, I have to help, as much as I can”
“If you promise transparency and then fail to keep your promise, there is the suspicion of another cover-up”, laments Johannes-Wilhelm Rörig of scandal in Cologne archdiocese
Bishops plead with President Trump, Attorney General William Barr: “Witness to the dignity of all human life: stop these executions”
New justice’s ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia could provide religious organisations with legal cover to discriminate against LGBTQ people… but there’s even more than that at stake
Dominican Paweł Gużyński accuses prelates of bearing “indirect” responsibility for violation of “delicate social balance” that has led to biggest protests since fall of communism
Pope asks for “heroic love” to defend all life as German Catholic women blame Church intransigence for stoking unrest, insist “abortion is not a crime”
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process has put focus not only on the would-be justice’s faith but also on the religious makeup of the court itself
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is certainly unfit to fill the shoes of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a justice who truly prioritized justice”
“No statistic proves that capital punishment is a deterrent to major crimes”, clamours Community of Sant’Egidio
Amid the growth in the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent protests related to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among others, there has been a growing counter-protest movement centered around the police force with the slogans “Blue Lives Matter” and “Back the Badge,” among other variations.
A Vaticanist is urging the Pope to bring transparency to the “circus” of disinformation on the latest round of Holy See financial scandals.
The bishops of the German state of Bavaria are standing behind an abbess who is being prosecuted for sheltering asylum seekers.
The US Federal Government has carried out five executions so far this year. Two of those took place last week, and two more are scheduled for the end of September.
“When will it end?”, the US National Council of Churches has cried after two more “horrific” shootings of Black men by police.
A German abbess charged for sheltering refugees has said she would accept a possible jail term with a “clear conscience”.
The murder of Saint Stephen, the first martyr of the Catholic Church, became a witness to the Roman citizen and Jewish leader Saul.
An Irish bishop has voiced his “awful sadness” at the loss of a policeman murdered “so randomly and horrendously” after Detective Garda Colm Horkan was shot several times with his own gun in an incident June 17 in Castlerea, County Roscommon.
I learned with Christianity, dear George Floyd, that the blood spilled by the martyrs waters the earth and produces fruit in abundance.
Two days after the Catholic bishop of El Paso, Mark Seitz, knelt with a dozen other priests in a silent prayer for George Floyd holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign, he received a phone call from Pope Francis.
Catholic peace movement Pax Christi International has slammed “sins of white supremacy and systemic violence” in the US and around the world it says have been exposed both by COVID-19 and by the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
The Spanish Jesuits have stressed the need for “truth, justice and forgiveness” in the trial that begins in Madrid today over the 1989 massacre of colleagues in El Salvador.
In a vigil against racism Friday night in the Roman Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Irish-American cardinal and Vatican official Kevin Farrell urged Christians to work for a “reconciled and fraternal humanity” in the wake of protests in the US and around the world over the latest show of police brutality and systemic injustice in the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd.
The civil unrest seen across the United States following the killing of George Floyd brings to the fore the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous observation that “a riot is the language of the unheard.”
A German Jesuit has blasted US President Donald Trump for “exploiting” the Church and the Bible in his response to the George Floyd anti-racism protests.
George Floyd’s “I can’t breathe” is an expression of the “cry of the poor”, Vatican cardinal Peter Turkson has denounced.
Referring to the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd that has unleashed a wave of outrage across the US and beyond, a Vatican official has called for a “revolution of brotherhood” to fight the “virus” of racism.
The World Council of Churches has expressed its “revulsion” at the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of US police officers and called for “full accountability” for those responsible.
Pope Francis has decried the “cruelty” and “persecution” of “unjust” prison sentences hours after former Vatican treasurer and top Australian cardinal George Pell was acquitted of child sex abuse.