“Where there is clericalism there is corruption, and where there is rigidity, under rigidity, there are serious problems”, Pope Francis has warned a group of Italian seminarians.
A new Belgian bishop is surprisingly giving thanks for beer for giving him a head start on his new responsibilities.
The Salesians of Belgium have pointed a finger at the country’s courts after a convicted pedophile priest was allowed to work with children in Africa.
An Italian Mother Superior has apparently been forced out by the Church over an alleged affair, leading to the closure of the convent she headed due to a lack of possible successors.
The Irish Government has scotched rumours the Vatican could block a new National Maternity Hospital to be built on land owned by a religious congregation over the non-Catholic healthcare, such as abortions, to be provided there.
The former director of the Vatican magazine Donne Chiesa Mondo (“Women Church World”) has doubled down on her claims nuns are being enslaved and sexually abused by priests “all over the world”.
The leaders of a French Catholic “new community” who considered pensions to be contrary to the Gospel have been sentenced to pay damages to two former nun members left without money in their retirement.
A French priest has raised the alarm of “Christianophobia” after a nun was told she would have to stop wearing her habit if she wanted to live at a State-run retirement home.
The Koningsakker, in the Netherlands, was the site of part of the World War II Battle of Arnhem. Now, it’s a natural burials cemetery.
With the aging of their members and the drop in vocations, monasteries and convents are dying. Is it time to prepare the funeral for religious life?
A Portuguese bishop has condemned the “complete failure” of that country’s judicial system after a convicted criminal murdered and raped a nun.
The Superior General of the Jesuit Order, Arturo Sosa, has taken aim at Pope Francis’ critics and denounced a “political struggle” within the Church.