The long-awaited updated Directory for Catechesis was released in the Vatican on Thursday.
The new head of the Portuguese Bishops has criticised the “sect mentality” in Church and its attachment to “fetishistic realities of the past”.
An Irish priest has urged the Church to learn lessons from the “dress rehearsal” of COVID-19-related suspensions of public liturgies, warning that “in a decade or so Sunday Mass will not be celebrated in every parish”.
The Church in Malta has committed to a five-year grassroots “process of ecclesial renewal”, inspired, it said, by “Pope Francis’ insistence that the Church must initiate life-giving processes in a spirit of discernment and constant dialogue”.
“All this suffering will be of no use if we don’t build a more just and fair and more Christian society, together”, Pope Francis has implored on COVID-19.
In an interview with Vatican News, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has urged Catholics “to get out of ourselves” and to do away with Church “narcissism and self-sufficiency”.
The Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of Spain have taken up the request of Pope Francis to create an international emergency fund to help mission territories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis has established an emergency fund at the Pontifical Mission Societies in order to come to the aid of those people and communities who are being tragically impacted by the spread of COVID-19.
11 priests and 3 religious of the Xaverian Missionaries have died in less than a month amid coronavirus in Italy.
The Dublin archdiocese is looking for new lay ministries to connect beyond people around in the Church and ensure that it “thrives into the future”.
French laypeople are overcoming their own reluctance and the resistance of priests to claim their “rightful place” in Church leadership.
Experts are warning that stress, abuse and an “unattainable ideal” of spirituality are causing a drop in the number of the world’s nuns and a decline in new vocations.
Bologna cardinal Matteo Zuppi has railed against Church “prophets of calamities who confuse conversion with relativism”.
Pope Francis has decided to include a year spent in mission territory in the training curriculum of future Vatican diplomats.
The Oblates of Mary Immaculate in South Africa, OMISA are devastated by the death of Fr. Jozef (Jef) Hollanders, killed in a robbery in the parish of Bodibe, near Mahikeng, in the northwestern province of South Africa.
Agenzia Fides continues its service to collect information regarding the missionaries killed during the year.
Fifteen months ago Father Luigi Maccalli, a priest of the Society for African Missions was kidnapped in Niger, in September 2018.