In his homily January 20 at the daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke about “docility” to the Word of God, which “is always new”.
Catholic baptisms have taken a plunge in Switzerland as the tradition of the Christian rite of initiation takes on water in the country.
During the homily at Mass Thursday morning at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that Jesus is close to us: “His compassion will take upon itself our problems, our sins, our interior diseases”.
The latest results of research on Poles’ religiosity are similar to data from last year. Poles’ religiosity is stable and remains at a similar level.
Pope Francis addressed the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus prayer and spoke about how Christians today must adopt Jesus’ meek and simple attitude.
A German bishop has kicked the can down the road on Catholics sharing Communion with Protestants, but theologians are still hopeful that intercommunion between the denominations can one day become a reality.
An Italian bishop has pioneered an ecumenical Mass without a public recitation of the Creed so as not to offend non-Catholic guests.
French women are denouncing their exclusion from serving in some places as lay Eucharistic ministers, saying “it calls into question the equal dignity of the baptised”.
A German Catholic bishop has welcomed the proposal of a Protestant counterpart to establish ecumenical congregations across denominational lines.
In a gay-friendly move, a French bishop has scrapped the words ‘father’ and ‘mother’ from baptismal registers in favour of gender-neutral terms for parental relationships.
The Archbishop of Dublin has decried the rise in Ireland “of groups which are clearly populist and racist”.
Parents and parishes, and not schools, are to take responsibility for preparing children for the sacraments under a “significant change” in policy announced by the Archbishop of Dublin.