Holy See culture minister Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi denounces racial prejudice as “negation of relationship”, “social and spiritual denialism” of diversity
With the mass slaughter of animals, “everybody loses: our earth, the air, animals, water sources, biodiversity, the Global South, the workers”, denounces Father Rainer Hagencord, the recipient of a special UN award
“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”
Environmental abuse is “nothing other than a sin”, denounces Orthodox leader as he receives an honorary doctorate at the Franciscan-run Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome
Archbishop Paul Coakley, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the US Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), is encouraging solidarity, respect for the dignity of workers and charity in the annual USCCB Labor Day statement, centered this year on rebuilding a dignified post-pandemic world.
An Italian Church reform group has criticised the revival during the coronavirus of “problematic and ecumenically unfortunate” indulgences.
The Pope’s intention for Mass on Monday morning at the Casa Santa Marta was “for the many people who are not succeeding in coping and remain in fear because of the pandemic. May the Lord help them”, he continued, “to have the strength to cope for the good of society and the entire community.”
Pope Francis today in the Angelus deplored the “so many calamities, so many” to which Syria and other places at war are suffering.
In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis warned against letting our hearts wander unwittingly into apostasy.
Pope Francis urged Church and society today to fight the “indifference and rejection” the elderly suffer with a “revolution of tenderness”.