“Do we look after people or sacrifice them for the sake of the stock market?”, Francis asks in new book, ‘Let Us Dream’, in which he also condemns “horrendous” police killing of Black man George Floyd
A Spanish archbishop has backed workers protesting in churches over the lack of government help to overcome the COVID-19 economic…
In post-synodal message, hierarchs recall that withholding wages, unfair remuneration and lack of social protection for workers are sins that cry to heaven for vengeance
Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata in Argentina says it is “nonsense” to attribute to Francis contempt for all business and support for welfarism
“The world will be destroyed by politics without principles, by wealth without work, by business without ethics”, warns Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, quoting Gandhi
Doing away with inequality “requires more than economic growth”, insists Holy See Permanent Observer to UN in New York Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia
On COVID-19 relief, US Catholic leaders have told President Donald Trump and Congress to put aside partisan politics and help those in need.
In view of their recent Plenary Assembly, the Presidents of the National European Bishops’ Conferences prepared for the meeting by completing a questionnaire on “The Church during the COVID-19 pandemic” with information from their respective Bishops’ Conferences.
Vulnerability to human trafficking and hunger is rising at an alarming rate among poor and vulnerable people, according to Catholic Sisters working in those communities around the world.
German Catholic Workers have thrown their support behind a Europe-wide push for an unconditional basic income.
Archbishop Paul Coakley, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the US Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), is encouraging solidarity, respect for the dignity of workers and charity in the annual USCCB Labor Day statement, centered this year on rebuilding a dignified post-pandemic world.
On Saturday August 29 a centre for the Roma was inaugurated in Croatia, where Europe’s largest ethnic minority numbers over 35,000 people, mainly concentrated in the north.
As a professor of medieval Europe, I’ve taught the bubonic plague, and how it contributed to the English Peasant Revolt of 1381. Now that America is experiencing widespread unrest in the midst of its own pandemic, I see some interesting similarities to the 14th-century uprising.
Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry.
A Spanish bishop has hit out at the “irresponsible behaviour” of COVID-19 denialists as a priest said four public Masses after catching the virus.
The Bishop of the Algarve in southern Portugal, Manuel Quintas, has decried the “long-standing deep imbalance” in the world economy that has “only been made worse” by COVID-19.
“Democracy can be one of the victims of the pandemic if we do not take care with our political condition”, the Jesuit Superior General has warned.
At the Angelus today, Pope Francis called for “solidarity and creativity” to solve post-COVID poverty and unemployment, as he pleaded for the “converging commitment of all political and economic leaders” in tackling the social consequences of the pandemic, since “families and society cannot continue without work”.
“We became priests to bless people, not to curse them”, a Spanish priest has explained of his LGBTQ outreach.
The health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are not equally felt. From the United States to Brazil and the United Kingdom, low-wage workers are suffering more than others and communities of color are most vulnerable to the virus.
In his homily today at Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis pleaded for “urgent” help for “those who hunger for food and for dignity, those without work and those who struggle to carry on”.
The Catalan Bishops have sounded the alarm on factory closures taking place in Spain due to COVID-19, at the same time they urged workers, business and politics to a new economic contract for the post-pandemic recovery.
Pope Francis has set up a 1 million euro fund for workers in Rome struggling due to the pandemic, concerned as he said he is “this time of suffering we are living… in addition to sowing pain and worry, is seriously undermining our city’s social fabric”.
Catalan Catholic Workers’ Pastorates have deplored the “merciless capitalism” behind car factory closures in the region and the associated loss of 4,000 jobs.
A Spanish bishop has taken down sceptics of the minimum living income, insisting the measure is necessary to combat poverty.
In Europe, after months of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, countries are slowly getting back on their feet. But they are also facing a very different economic outlook, with nations bracing themselves for the biggest downturn in decades.
In a new interview, the cardinal archbishop of Barcelona has hit out at capitalism and supported a universal basic wage.