Female candidates for traditionally male-only Church roles in France have appealed to the example of Jesus in their push for gender justice in Catholicism.
An ex-Vatican journalist is standing up to sexism in the Church, recalling that “the Gospels were the first feminist book in history”.
The motto is new and marks a turning point in the Catholic world: “12 women. 12 places. 12 sermons.” The Catholic Women’s Association of Germany (kfd) has proclaimed May 17th the nationwide Women Preachers’ Day.
A female Vatican official has urged Catholic women to put their hands up for Church leadership “without being shy or feeling inferior”.
A German bishop has said the need for Catholic renewal is not about saving the Church but instead about rediscovering the gospel.
A German archbishop and an Austrian bishop are seeking more debate on the ordination of women, saying that on that question “the discussion is still alive”.
An Irish cleric has called for a “a radical reappraisal and an honest dialogue about what has gone wrong with vocations of priesthood” in order to turn around the “abysmal” vocations slide.
A theologian has denounced “the patriarchal and priestly worldview in which churchmen have been educated to feel doubly superior” to women.
Support for a female candidate for archbishop in France has arrived from the other side of the world, with a group of Catholics in New Zealand saying she has the “knowledge and experience” to take on the role.
A German vicar general has called for equal rights for women in Church leadership and an “open debate” on Catholic “fundamental questions”.
The Catholic renovation movement ‘We Are Church’ Germany has pleaded for that country’s Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform discussions to continue despite COVID-19 and the “extremely irritating” recent Vatican instruction on parishes.
Is the fact of more women on the Vatican economic council a “progressive step” from the Pope or just a “fig leaf” covering up inequality?
An Irish priest has taken down conservative critics of Pope Francis, denouncing that “they have little purchase on either reality or substance”.
We are Church International celebrates the life of Dom Pedro Casaldáliga, who died on 8 August 2020 aged 92. He was a model disciple of Jesus and his Gospel.
“We can no longer build our Christianity and Church life on traditions alone”, a German bishop has alerted.
In May 2019 Catholic women in Münster called a week of strikes and action and thousands followed their call. The starting point was the horror about sexualised violence and the cover-up of the same in the Roman Catholic Church.
As our modest little tribute to Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born ‘bishop of the poor’ of the Brazilian Amazon and indeed the world over who died Saturday at 92 – we at Novena are publishing texts from the prophet and poet in which he himself explains some of his visionary and intensely gospel-driven ideas for the Church and the world.
Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born Claretian missionary, prophet and voice of conscience to the world against all forms of injustice who served for over three decades as Bishop of São Félix do Araguaia in the Brazilian Amazon – died Saturday at the age of 92.
The Vatican is facing more pushback on its new parish instruction, this time from the Church in Malta on the subject of fees for the sacraments.
A severe lack of lay theologians and a public perception of division are giving the German Church even more reasons to push on with its ‘synodal path’ reforms.
With Pope Francis’ 2013 arrival to the pontificate, fresh air came into the Church. The air became less rarefied and we saw a pope closer to the people.
A German priest has urged the Church to learn the “basics of modern society” and thereby regain relevance.
In a new video, put together by Forming Missionary Disciples, young adults have shared their hopes for the Church after lockdown, recognising Pope Francis’ call to contribute their gifts and energies to the Church.
From her ‘parish’ without a priest, a German abbess is hoping for “radical changes” on gender equality in the Church.
The notes of the Hallelujah of July 22nd, which I sang from the second pew of the Madeleine church in the heart of my hometown, Paris, are still echoing in my ears, and the media rabble won’t cover them over. It is a resounding and endless Hallelujah, with a life of its own, which belongs to another dimension.
A German theologian has warned that the Church needs “radical change” to exit the “dead end” it is currently stuck in regarding vital reforms.
A German priest has backed the ordination of women and married men and hit out at the new Vatican parish document he said betrays a “great alienation from reality”.
The Vatican has fired back at German bishops after their criticisms of a controversial Roman parish reform instruction, but it has offered them the chance to clear up their “doubts and perplexity” over the document.
The nuncio in France is to meet with women ‘apostles’ seeking their place in the Church hierarchy as one of their number, a would-be female bishop, received a death threat.