The month-long demonstrations – triggered by a controversial abortion ruling – are the country’s largest since Solidarity, drawing nearly half a million women and their supporters daily
President of Caritas Internationalis urges “better way of doing politics” to combat “closing hearts, hands, minds, territories and cultures”
Father Tomáš Halík laments more and more believers falling prey to “dead religion” of “fundamentalism and bigotry”
“The Church must seek justice not only for the unborn but for those already born, particularly Black Lives that are in danger due to the sin of racism”
“What we are seeing today even more so than four years ago is a population not only living in two diametrically opposed realities, but with two diametrically opposed views on reality”
“A victory for Donald Trump would translate into a coup de grace for the liberal world order. If Joe Biden enters the Oval Office, there is a chance for the system to survive, but it would require both bold vision and reforms”
“Trumpism and white nationalism is driven by the lack of resolve, the lack of the soul and commitment to make justice a reality for all”, denounces Father Bryan Massingale
The PM’s embrace of religion “has served to consolidate his power, ‘other’ his opponents and shield Hungary from EU criticism of its attacks on the rule of law”
The terrorist attacks in France aren’t just about “religion” – they also involve a whole series of intricate historical, geopolitical and economic factors
“It is very sad when ideologies take over the interpretation of a nation and disfigure the homeland”, Pope tells Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez
The Archbishop of Luxembourg and president of the EU Bishops warns nationalistic responses to COVID have “the explosive power to smash the EU”
The involvement of women is “an important and determining element in the construction of the Church”, insists Bishop José Ornelas
A German bishop has criticised reform-phobic Catholics, reminding them that “Catholicism is not armour, but backbone”.
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.
During the 2020 US presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden if they would denounce white supremacy.
I have noticed and written of the multiple times the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), both as individual US bishops and as a collective organization, has exhibited cluelessness in its handling of racism.
Anyone familiar with the ritual called the State of the Union is also familiar with the fact it invariably ends with the exhortation “God bless America.”
Given Breonna Taylor did not receive justice for her tragic murder, I want to address a particular type of venom seeping from certain Christian and right-wing groups.
Bishop Robert Barron strikes again. His Excellency released yet another tone-deaf article on his site Word On Fire, this one titled, “Acknowledging an Abyss; Finding a Bridge.”
German Catholic women have declared that the far-right AfD political party is “not compatible” with Christian values.
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.
“It is clear” that current opportunities for women in the Church are “not enough”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has lamented.
In an open letter organised by the ‘Faith in Public Life’ network, over 150 Catholics including theologians, religious and former staffers at the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference have accused Donald Trump of a “fundamental contempt for what it means to be a Christian”, denouncing that the US president “defiles the Gospel in his words and policies”.
On Sunday, September 6, Fr. Bryan Massingale, in conjunction with the National Black Sisters’ Conference and the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, offered a Zoom presentation on “The Racist Sitting in the Pew: The Challenge Facing Black Catholicism Today.”
Cardinal Peter Turkson has invited humanity to “recraft and relaunch” the economy and society post-COVID-19.
During the World Health Organization’s media briefing on Covid-19 on Tuesday, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke about the logistical challenges involved in combatting the pandemic.
German Catholics are appealing to citizens not to vote for the “right-wing extremist” AfD or ‘Alternative for Germany’ political party, denouncing that the group has no place in a mature democracy.