Genaro Ávila-Valencia SJ says solidarity with the poor – not buying more – is the solution to COVID economic downturn, consumers’ existentialist black hole
“The world continues to close its doors, rejecting dialogue and collaboration”, Francis rues in audience with Latin American seminarians
Adjunct secretary of Dicastery for Integral Human Development Father Augusto Zampini explains keys of ‘Economy of Francesco’ event taking place online November 19-21
Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples invites Catholics to challenge status quo on politics, economy through lens of ‘Fratelli tutti’
“Although current levels of food production are more than sufficient to feed the world’s population, food is not where it should be and one in nine lacks access to daily meals”, decries Archbishop Gabriele Caccia
Those who opt for the “intrinsically evil” act of euthanasia cannot receive the sacraments or be accompanied by a priest at the moment of their death, the Vatican has said.
Larry Duffy, the Bishop of Clogher, has written a pastoral letter to all the people of the diocese and to all people of goodwill concerning the Season of Creation which is being marked throughout the month of September, concluding on 4 October – the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
The Spanish bishops have expressed their “profound sorrow” over the “unjust abandonment” of thousands of elderly people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Too many people are leaving church with a clear conscience”, Spanish theologian José María Castillo has lamented.
The director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Italy has denounced that migrants are “discarded” and “forgotten” because they are not consumers.
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”.
At a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, has called on the world “to fuel international solidarity and fight the culture of waste”, insisting “we are one single family”.
In the recent years, scandals involving multinational companies have proliferated, putting into question the morality of our economic system
“Trafficking in persons should have no place in the human family”, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, clamoured in a session last week of the UN Human Rights Council.
The document that has just been published by the Church in Malta, entitled One Church. One Journey. A Process of Ecclesial Renewal 2020-2024, underlines a strong commitment to the promotion of human life and dignity.
Catalan Catholic Workers’ Pastorates have deplored the “merciless capitalism” behind car factory closures in the region and the associated loss of 4,000 jobs.
The Irish Bishops have called for an inquiry into the “distressing” rate of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, saying that “lessons must be learned” from failures in the pandemic on how to build a “culture of life and care” for all.
The Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio has launched an urgent appeal to safeguard the lives of the elderly in the COVID-19 pandemic, urging that “the generation that fought against dictatorships, struggled for reconstruction after the war and built Europe cannot be left to die”.
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union has denounced that hospitals “were forced to give priority to younger patients over older ones” during the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The virus of individualism and loneliness radically weakened society before COVID-19”, the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life has denounced.
An essay written by President of the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia – “Pandemia e fraternità. La forza dei legami umani riapre il futuro” (“Pandemic and fraternity. The strength of human bonds reopens the future”) – has just been published.
The COVID-19 pandemic “is being used by some to consolidate their power or to grow their own private gain”, the Jesuit Superior General has denounced.
What will “the day after” this pandemic be like? What will change in our countries and in our lives?
A Portuguese cardinal has called “ignorance, sectarian fanaticism or madness” the belief that the coronavirus is God’s punishment.