“We must reject the ruinous ideologies of indifference, invisibility and individualism”, clamours undersecretary of Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section
Manos Unidas sounds alarm on “shadow pandemic” on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
“The Gospel says you have to get down to the nitty-gritty and get your hands dirty”, says 56-year-old “street priest” and Archbishop of Siena
“The devastating consequences of inequality can no longer be ignored”, pleads Holy See foreign minister Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher
“Everyone is working to return to the situation before the pandemic. But why do we want to return to that system, which was terrible?”, asks Muhammad Yunus
Pushing back against president’s allegations of “fraud”, sisters say his “reckless attempts to disenfranchise millions… are shameful and will not be tolerated”
On September 9, 2020, the Roman Catholic Bishops of California announced a year-long initiative to examine the impact of racism, particularly as it is felt in the African-American community.
In the cathedral of Como on Saturday morning, the funeral Mass took place for priest Roberto Malgesini, murdered on Tuesday by a homeless person.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has encouraged the world to “think beyond capitalism” post-COVID-19, echoing a question posed also by Pope Francis even before the pandemic: “How can we work for an economy that really serves people and is not only oriented towards material interests?”
On Saturday August 29 a centre for the Roma was inaugurated in Croatia, where Europe’s largest ethnic minority numbers over 35,000 people, mainly concentrated in the north.
To the chagrin of many, Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered this Monday the opening prayer at the Republican National Convention.
“Too many people are leaving church with a clear conscience”, Spanish theologian José María Castillo has lamented.
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”.
“People are worth more than things, they are more valuable than any riches we possess”, Pope Francis has stressed.
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.”
Racism is a deep-seated vice, one that is ingrained in humans at a very early age and is generational. Power, social and economic structures benefit from and perpetuate inequity in order to confer unmerited privileges to a select few.
We are all invited to join an online prayer today, July 23 – promoted by religious around the world – for all those who are suffering from COVID-19 and from the injustice that may be preventing their adequate care.
“We became priests to bless people, not to curse them”, a Spanish priest has explained of his LGBTQ outreach.
“Global inequality is scandalous”and political democracy is “not enough” to counter it, a liberation theologian pushing for economic democracy has written.
It is not surprising that social services and assistance projects of all sorts pop up at the beginning of summer in Italy in an effort to accompany the many elderly people left alone in the cities during the hot months of July and August when families go on holiday and support systems close.
A Vatican official has urged the world “to press the reset button” on the system post-COVID and to forge “a new path”.
Madrid LGBTI+H Christians have responded to ultra-Catholic, queerphobic attacks on their association’s premises with even more “love” and “forgiveness”.
This week saw the release of the book Cuarentena (“Quarantine”), a diary by journalist Alver Metalli on how people lived the coronavirus confinement in one of the shantytowns on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
The Council for World Mission, a global partnership of 32 member Churches, has called on Christians worldwide to “rise up” against the “pandemic” of racial injustice revealed by the George Floyd murder.