The Old Continent again records the global Church’s largest fall in number of priests, major seminarians and women religious
Pope’s call for equal rights in society for men and women sounds “hollow and brittle” in the absence of gender equality in the Church, denounce nun, academic, youth leader and theologian in training
“Resilience for the sake of life! This motto accompanied and encouraged me day after day and gave me the strength to carry on”, reveals Father Pierluigi Maccalli
Instead of being “instrumentalised by male-centred Church”, religious sisters especially “should take on leading roles”: staff member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Fr. Michael Weninger
The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania respond to Francis’ call in ‘Fratelli tutti’ to offer hospitality to those fleeing wars, persecutions and natural catastrophes
“If we rule out reform, we are no longer Church”, warns former abbot of Einsiedeln Martin Werlen
“When I do an action regarding nuclear weapons, it relates to poverty, to contamination, to climate disaster, to all of it”, declared the nun, who was arrested multiple times and spent years in prison for her protests
Vatican official gives thanks for release of Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, kidnapped two years ago by jihadist insurgents: “Missionaries are always close to the people; they do not flee even during difficult situations and give their lives for the Gospel”
The bishops of the German state of Bavaria are standing behind an abbess who is being prosecuted for sheltering asylum seekers.
Vulnerability to human trafficking and hunger is rising at an alarming rate among poor and vulnerable people, according to Catholic Sisters working in those communities around the world.
The “most urgent” issue for the Church today “is to correct its gender imbalance”, an Irish nun has pleaded.
These are the words that Pope Francis forcefully repeated Sunday at the Angelus: it is necessary to “do our part towards giving migrants, refugees and asylum seekers a humane and dignified welcome in Europe”.
Sister Helen Alford, of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine, says she hopes to be of service to society, the Church and the world in her new role as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
With support from Pope Francis, a nun helping Trans women in Argentina is refusing to back down in the face of criticism of her ministry.
A nun has blasted clericalist priests, reminding them that “‘to be holy’ cannot mean uptight, superior, arrogant, contemptuous of women, hypocritical…”.
A Vatican archbishop has issued a plea not to ideologise the pro-life cause as abortion has become a weapon in the US presidential race.
A German abbess charged for sheltering refugees has said she would accept a possible jail term with a “clear conscience”.
A female Vatican official has urged Catholic women to put their hands up for Church leadership “without being shy or feeling inferior”.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis sounded the alarm on the coronavirus economic crisis, imploring that summer holidays in the northern hemisphere “should not allow us to forget the problems there are due to Covid: many families do not have work, have lost work, and have nothing to eat”.
During the sixty-three days of the Warsaw Uprising, which was the biggest revolt of the population against the Nazi occupants during World War II, about 150 diocesan priests and many nuns provided the insurgents and civilians with pastoral and medical care, and shelter.
A nun has blasted exiled former Spanish king Juan Carlos I as “corrupt”, a “womaniser” and a “thief”.
Ahead of the 75th anniversary year of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pope Francis visited both cities.
A Vatican journalist turned critic of the institution has warned that a #NunsToo “revolt” is brewing among the world’s female religious, recalling that women themselves “are a revolution”.
The COVID-19 pandemic is “not God punishing us or tripping us up”, the Minister General of the Conventual Franciscans has insisted.
From her ‘parish’ without a priest, a German abbess is hoping for “radical changes” on gender equality in the Church.
Women religious are supporting the German bishops who criticised a recent “ridiculous” Vatican instruction on parishes.
“Democracy can be one of the victims of the pandemic if we do not take care with our political condition”, the Jesuit Superior General has warned.