Pontiff says he shares in suffering for the at least six children “barbarically killed” in an attack on a school. “May God enlighten hearts” to bring peace and silence weapons, he prays
What would Jesus have thought of online Masses? Will there still be a place for in-person services post-pandemic?
“Moral and religious life cannot be reduced to an anxious and forced obedience”, Francis warns in catechesis
“Are we going to be a nation centred on the Gospel of love and on a message of caring for the poor and marginalised? Or are we going to be a nation centred on fear?”
“Not to recognise the human person as the image of God is a sacrilege, an abomination, the worst offence”, alerts Francis
“Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet”, warns Francis
During COVID “we have discovered a new ecclesiology, perhaps even a new theology, and a new ministry”, affirms Bishop Mario Grech
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is certainly unfit to fill the shoes of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a justice who truly prioritized justice”
Archbishop emeritus of Tanger Santiago Agrelo suggests Church pray: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, anointed and sent to evangelise the poor, the communion of saints…”
“Before God we are not strangers, or numbers. We are faces and hearts, known one by one, by name”, Pope stresses in catechesis
Bishop José Ornelas of the Setúbal diocese takes aim at businesses and politicians “unremorseful in using suffering and confusion to draw political and economic dividends”
“We must promote the integration of women in the places in which important decisions are taken”, insists Francis at the Angelus
“The Church has to be courageous. It has to live off what everyone else lives off: not off religious belief, but off work and productiveness”
Declaration of the ‘Faith for Nature’ Multi-Faith Action Conference from Iceland: “Current extremes of wealth and poverty need to give way to greater equity and justice”
In his General Audience today, Pope Francis warned against narcissistic piety, cautioning that “prayer is not about locking oneself up with the Lord to make one’s soul appear beautiful: no, this is not prayer, this is false prayer”. Rather, “the proof of prayer is the real love of one’s neighbour”, the pontiff insisted.
“The vineyard is the Lord’s, not ours. Authority is a service, and as such should be exercised, for the good of all and for the dissemination of the Gospel”, Francis pleads at the Angelus
On the evening of October 1, 2020, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that Melania and he tested positive for the coronavirus.
As a Catholic lay leader I am often confronted and challenged because I support Biden for president.
An explosive new book has accused French ‘mystic’ Marthe Robin of fraud.
“We see the face of Jesus in the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers and prisoners; Christ calls us to help”, Pope Francis has recalled.
Amy Coney Barrett reportedly will be Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
500 Catholic women worldwide have clamoured in an online liturgy for women’s ordination, hearing a sermon that asked: “What have we done with the God of Mary’s Magnificat?”
Upon further reflection of the California Bishops’ year-long initiative against racism, I noticed there are necessary steps in this initiative that are missing, and glaringly so.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has been portrayed by its detractors as many things: Marxist, radical, anti-American. Added to this growing list of charges is that it is either irreligious or doing religion wrong.
“The Church needs to be like God: always going out; and when the Church does not go out, it becomes sick with… many evils”, Pope Francis warned today at the midday Angelus prayer.
The following sequence has become all too common, including within Catholic circles: Person A: ‘Black Lives Matter!’ Person B: ‘Shouldn’t All Lives Matter?’
“Those who live to exploit nature end up exploiting people and treating them like slaves”, Pope Francis warned today in his Wednesday General Audience, insisting that contemplation of and care for the environment are “two attitudes that show the way to correct and rebalance our relationship as human beings with creation”.