A US bishop has decried racism as an “attack against the dignity and sanctity of human life”.
Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown has criticised Catholic “harshness”, saying that it “can make faith in Jesus hard to take seriously” and “actually works against the spread of the Gospel”.
“Chatter is a plague more awful than Covid! Let us make an effort: no gossip”, Pope Francis urged in his catechesis at the Angelus on Sunday.
The Missionary Society of St. Columban, commonly known as the Columbans, is marking the Season of Creation with a podcast series on the beauty of biodiversity and the threats it faces.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis called for “antibodies” of solidarity to heal “systems of injustice” and “oppression”, and warned that “solidarity today is the road to take towards a post-pandemic world, towards the healing of our interpersonal and social sicknesses”.
As Christians around the world observe the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, Caritas Internationalis is joining Pope Francis in calling on all “to take bold steps in order to safeguard our common home” and to “pray and act for building a community of solidarity and love.”
“Economic development cannot remain a nightmare for ecology”, the ‘first among equals’ of world Orthodoxy, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has clamoured for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation today, September 1, at the same time that he urged “an alternative way of economic structure and development” beyond “the maximisation of profiteering” all too widespread in our world today.
A German bishop has hit out at conservative Catholic haters online, saying after commentators hijacked a post on his Facebook account that trolls don’t give “a testimony to our Lord”.
In an article August 30 in the Sunday Times of Malta, the auxiliary bishop of Malta, Joseph Galea-Curmi, called for “self-denial and self-control” to stop COVID-19 infections, warning that living “according to our whims and moods” in the midst of the outbreaks will not lead to the end of the pandemic.
Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis called for “constructive dialogue and respect for international law” to resolve the conflict in the eastern Mediterranean. Though the pontiff did not mention Greece and Turkey explicitly, those countries have been clashing over gas and oil deposits in the region that both nations claim lie in their waters.
Pope Francis has praised a new Italian edition of the Roman Missal as being in line with Vatican II.
The Bishops of the United States are inviting the faithful of the nation to participate in a day of prayer and fasting against racism this August 28 or alternatively on September 9, the feast of St Peter Claver.
In his catechesis today at the General Audience, Pope Francis deplored this “sick” economy, “the fruit of unequal growth that disregards fundamental human values”.
The 2018 movie The Hate U Give, based on the novel written by Angie Thomas, has as its central focus the tragic event of the murder of an unarmed Black young man by a young White police officer.
In a sermon Sunday, the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, warned against becoming an “inward-looking Church… zeamous about irrelevant or marginal things”, and instead urged Catholics “to constant conversion, to purify the Church to be a Church with faith and trust in Jesus”.
It was recently announced that Cardinal Dolan will be giving the opening prayer at the Republican National Convention Monday August 24. This should not be a surprise to anyone considering how much flattery Cardinal Dolan has given to Trump over the years.
At the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis warned that “the Lord will hold us to account for all of the migrants who have fallen on their journey of Hope”, as “victims of the throwaway culture”.
Amid the recently heightened awareness of racism and inequity in society, I recognized a trend of classism in Catholic spirituality and liturgy permeating throughout the history of the Church that is ever present today.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion practiced especially within traditional circles in the Catholic Church. The Sacred Heart exhibits the boundless love that the Trinity has for all humans.
There is a practice in social justice groups known as “call-outs,” whereby members are corrected in front of a group for holding a belief or making a certain reference that is judged to be not in keeping with equity.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis sounded the alarm on the coronavirus economic crisis, imploring that summer holidays in the northern hemisphere “should not allow us to forget the problems there are due to Covid: many families do not have work, have lost work, and have nothing to eat”.
At the Angelus today on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis recalled that “God looks on the…
Most of us have seen people we are connected to on social media post material that we might find truly offensive and/or an antithesis to our core beliefs.
“Migrants are a necessity and an asset for Portugal”, a bishop has proclaimed from the Marian sanctuary of Fátima.
Many major religious pilgrimages have been canceled or curtailed in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
“If we do not take care of one another, starting with the least, we cannot heal the world”, Pope Francis implored today in his Wednesday General Audience.