The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Eamon Martin, called in his sermon for Trinity Sunday for help from young people to manage the transition back to full parish life after COVID-19.
An Austrian theologian is pushing for sacramental blessings for same-sex couples, saying that God brings them together.
An Iraqi Patriarch has hit out at Cardinal Robert Sarah for creating “confusion” on COVID-19 Masses, accusing the Vatican liturgy tsar of holding to a position both “superficial” and “neither bold nor heroic”.
The chair of the German Bishops’ Conference has warned that without more options for women’s leadership, “the Church will soon be finished”.
Three out of every four Spanish priests are seeking a “new pastoral model” after COVID-19, with a group suggesting holding Masses without bishops or priests.
A Portuguese cardinal has discouraged communion on the tongue, recalling that “Christ said, ‘Take and eat’, not ‘Open your mouth'”.
A theologian has proposed the Church overhaul the idea of a Sunday Mass “obligation” incumbent on Catholics.
Despite the concerns of priests in the country, the Irish Bishops are eager “to move beyond the virtual” and return to public Masses post-COVID-19, drawing up a framework document in case the health situation should permit the resumption of public liturgical life before the current timeline of July 20.
The worst of COVID-19 might be over, but some German bishops are still remaining cautious about returning hastily to public Masses.
The new Pope Video has just been published, as it is each month, to make known the prayer intention that the Holy Father has entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
A bishop has rapped French Catholics for their insistence on public Masses during COVID-19, calling their demands for the Eucharist a “fixation” that “does not seem healthy to me” and even “a little immature”.
“Not every occasion needs the Eucharist”, a German prelate has reminded the Church, speaking to the situation under coronavirus restrictions and beyond.
A papal advisor has suggested that the Catholic obligation to attend Sunday Mass “could fall” after the coronavirus pandemic.
A German bishop and a German Church reform movement have hit out at what they see as “premature” restart to public Masses after the coronavirus.
A Spanish priest has invited Catholics desperate for Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic to “become volunteers and give out food and medicine”.
A Swiss diocese has banned the “communion to go” that was being offered in churches there as a way of getting around coronavirus restrictions on public Masses.
A German bishop has criticsed the “whining” and “belligerent” demands of some Catholics for Mass in the time of coronavirus restrictions.
At the morning Mass celebrated – and broadcast live – in the Chapel of the Casa Santa Marta, this Friday in the Octave of Easter, Pope Francis prayed for pregnant women:.
A German bishop has blasted “some” Catholics’ “obsession” with the Eucharist, given the complaints of a small minority of the faithful over not being permitted to attend Masses during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Church reform group “Noi Siamo Chiesa” (We Are Church Italy) has presented its reflections on the coronavirus pandemic.
COMECE launches SanctuaryStreaming.eu, an online platform offering live streaming services from Catholic sanctuaries and churches in Europe.
A theologian has blasted the “quasi-magical” Masses being offered online and on TV during the COVID-19 pandemic, lamenting that they give the impression “that grace can’t leave churches, while the virus travels around the world”.
German and Austrian theologians are proposing ‘do-it-yourself’ sacraments to beat coronavirus lockdowns as well as clericalism.
An Italian archdiocese has warned people locked down over coronavirus against the dangers of digital “drugging”.
The poor are the people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The alarm was raised by Caritas Switzerland.
A Spanish bishop has hit out at the “bombardment” of the faithful with coronavirus TV broadcast and livestreamed Masses, asking: “Aren’t we treating believers as if they don’t know how to pray, and should depend on the clergy to do so?”
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a new Decree on Wednesday 25 March, entitled “In time of COVID-19” (II).