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”
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”
Francis “not the first Pope to denounce the evil of the mafia, but he goes much further” than predecessors, says Don Luigi Ciotti
“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.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin received members of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Measures against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval) of the Council of Europe, which began its evaluation visit to the Vatican on Wednesday.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Angelo Becciu as a cardinal and as the prefect of the Vatican saints’ department.
The US Bishops called on President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr to stop the federal use of the death penalty ahead of more executions this week.
10,000 Swedes are demanding permanent residency permits for unaccompanied migrant children who have been in the country for more than a year.
Following worrying developments in Belarus, Msgr. Marc Stenger (Co-President of Pax Christi International) has sent a letter to Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, expressing deep concern over escalating tensions in the country.
As riot police moved in to break up a demonstration in Minsk on August 26 to push demands for the ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka [in Belarusian; in Russian, Lukashenko – ed.] following his disputed reelection, protesters scrambled.
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.
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.
Belarusian authorities have barred Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz from entering the country a day after the head of the Catholic Church in Belarus warned the nation’s political crisis could lead to civil war.
The Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Monsignor Janusz S. Urbańczyk, has denounced the plight of the world’s 40 million victims of trafficking or exploitation, a shocking 10 million of whom are children.
“Remembering the Lord’s call for mercy, we renew our plea: stop these executions!”, the US Bishops have cried to the government on the resumption of the federal death penalty.
“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.