“For us Christians. the future has a name and this name is hope”, Francis encourages participants in Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church in Verona, Italy
“Single-race or predominantly ethnic parishes are not the ideal”, laments Chicago auxiliary Joseph N. Perry, denouncing that “often… our parishes mirror the racial segregation patterns of American neighborhoods”
“When global wealth is not being spread equitably, the gap between rich and poor is widening, and the environment is being sacrificed for financial growth, we need to stop and think”
Bishop of Tenerife deplores 225 new arrivals “were just left there, left to their own devices” after being evicted by police November 17 from emergency camp
A Spanish archbishop has backed workers protesting in churches over the lack of government help to overcome the COVID-19 economic…
EU Bishops of COMECE: “Solving the climate crisis protects the human family from the dangers of a warming world, and decisive action is needed now more than ever”
“Leadership that summons Americans to recognise “we are all in the same boat” could heal divisions by bringing voices together over an agenda Catholics and non-Catholics can embrace”
“Many individual bishops continue to prioritize Catholic sexual teaching against homosexual acts over and above Catholic social teaching and its prohibition against discrimination”
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“It is striking the lack of imagination of the traditionalist sector of the Church in labelling as communist everything that does not fall within the dogmas of economic neoliberalism”
Academics interpret Francis’ welcoming of business activity, condemnation of corruption as evidence of his support for eco-social market economy
“No statistic proves that capital punishment is a deterrent to major crimes”, clamours Community of Sant’Egidio
A cardinal has defended the Pope against charges that his new encyclical Fratelli tutti is “communist”, insisting that Francis “doesn’t change so much as a comma” of Catholic social doctrine.
The talking points on the new encyclical Fratelli tutti (‘Brothers all’) that the Vatican has provided for Spanish-speaking bishops refute the claim that the Pope is a “socialist” or a “communist”.
In his catechesis at the General Audience today, Pope Francis deplored that multinationals and Big Pharma have the ear of government more than the people and healthcare workers.
The Orthodox Archbishop of Athens has ripped the EU for its “repressive” refugee policies, and said that “welcoming the stranger is an integral part of Christian heritage”.
On September 9, 2020, the Roman Catholic Bishops of California announced a year-long initiative to examine the impact of racism, particularly as it is felt in the African-American community.
Pax Christi is urging a “seamless garment’ approach to the US presidential vote and a focus on issues as “equally sacred” for Catholics as the opposition to abortion.
The following sequence has become all too common, including within Catholic circles: Person A: ‘Black Lives Matter!’ Person B: ‘Shouldn’t All Lives Matter?’
There are many in the “All Lives Matter” (ALM) camp who are “pro-life,” or more specifically, anti-abortion.
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.
In an open letter organised by the ‘Faith in Public Life’ network, over 150 Catholics including theologians, religious and former staffers at the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference have accused Donald Trump of a “fundamental contempt for what it means to be a Christian”, denouncing that the US president “defiles the Gospel in his words and policies”.
On Sunday, September 6, Fr. Bryan Massingale, in conjunction with the National Black Sisters’ Conference and the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, offered a Zoom presentation on “The Racist Sitting in the Pew: The Challenge Facing Black Catholicism Today.”
In the 2020 US presidential election, Democrats and Republicans are appealing to Roman Catholics more than ever before. This election is pivotal for a country that has the prospect of four more years of President Donald Trump or a new Democratic president in Joe Biden.
The COVID-19 pandemic “is teaching us that no one can do it on their own: a shared and coordinated response is needed to deal with the virus”, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has insisted.
A Spanish bishop has decried the “inhumane exploitation” of migrant seasonal workers, deploring that in some cases they are earning just 20 euros for a 16-hour day.
The Vatican announced on Wednesday that as of September 2 Pope Francis’ Wednesday General Audiences will once again take place with the participation of the faithful.