“COVID-19 fell like a meteor on the system of capital and neoliberalism. Did the Wall Street slogan ‘greed is good’ help?”, asks guest at ‘Economy of Francesco’ online event
“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”
Justification for women’s ordination “lies not in emancipation but in baptism”, argues expert John Wijngaards
“Power in the Church is in priestly hands, and we women have no right to it as long as we are denied the priesthood”, denounces academic Isabel Gómez Acebo
“Though he is not changing moral teaching, he is departing from traditional Catholic rhetoric and offering an inclusive, merciful vision to guide Church practice”
Bishops’ liturgy commission head acknowledges “there is no such thing as a space free of power” in the Church, welcomes open discussion of Catholic exercise of authority
The terrorist attacks in France aren’t just about “religion” – they also involve a whole series of intricate historical, geopolitical and economic factors
“Women will continue to be discriminated against” as long as “hierarchical, kyriarcal and priestly” Church persists, warns Colombian academic Isabel Corpas de Posada
What would Jesus have thought of online Masses? Will there still be a place for in-person services post-pandemic?
Pope’s moving ‘Urbi et orbi’ blessing at the height of the pandemic was a farewell to the “Church triumphant”, says Protestant theologian and sociologist Reimer Gronemeyer
“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”
The under-secretary of the Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section welcomes Francis’ theological and pastoral spotlight on “the contextual aspect of the truth”
“Same old moth-eaten” arguments against women deacons, priests and bishops “far from convincing”, decries Dresden academic Julia Enxing
The Magisterium is “immunising itself against all reform movements”, denounces Georg Essen, the director of the Institute for Catholic Theology at Berlin’s Humboldt University
During COVID “we have discovered a new ecclesiology, perhaps even a new theology, and a new ministry”, affirms Bishop Mario Grech
“Our position in society and the Church makes us observe things in a different way from men”, says Colombian feminist thinker Isabel Corpas de Posada
Cardinal Marx says ball in Catholic Church’s court after latest Vatican refusal: “The others want to and we say ‘no'”
“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”
A Spanish theologian has said that the marginalisation of women is an “enormous impoverishment” for the Church.
“Indifference is the great evil that leads to a self-centred world, turned in on itself”, Pope Francis has warned in a new interview.
Young theologians are denouncing discrimination in the Church, asking “how could a loving God want that?”.
Along with their swastikas borrowed from Nazi Germany, white supremacists marching in the U.S. and elsewhere have in recent years displayed crosses embellished with the Latin phrase “Deus Vult” – “God wills it.”
A co-author of a German paper on shared Communion with Protestants has rejected the Vatican criticism of the document, saying that “the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is one voice among many in theological discourse”.
The German Bishops are remaining defiant in the wake of the Vatican refusal of a proposal for Catholic intercommunion with Protestants.
A German Catholic bishop is resisting a new Vatican prohibition on shared Communion with Protestants.
German Catholic students have criticised the use of patriarchal language for the divine, insisting that “God is just as much woman and mother”.
“Everything rigid and immovable goes against the essence of the Church and the Spirit that guides it”, a German Church historian has declared.