Francis sets out 7-point plan “to renew the fabric of relationships for the sake of a humanity capable of speaking the language of fraternity”
“Why do those who are different from us frighten us so much?”, Pope Francis has deplored in a preface to a new book on peace.
Despite the world’s educational system taking a battering in the COVID-19 pandemic with distance learning, the Vatican has reaffirmed the direct and interpersonal relationship of exchange and dialogue between teachers and students as indispensable for the learning process.
A severe lack of lay theologians and a public perception of division are giving the German Church even more reasons to push on with its ‘synodal path’ reforms.
The German Church is at loggerheads over Bishops’ plans to reform seminaries, with a debate between a theologian and a prelate responsible for the proposals the latest show of tension over the issue.
A theologian has accused the German Bishops of perpetuating clericalism with their new priestly training plans.
Theologians have blasted “naive and clueless” German Bishops over their proposed changes to seminarians’ training.
The first female university rector in Lithuania has said that the “idea of hospitality as missional” is the key to her personal and institutional success.
Ultraconservative Polish Catholics have drafted what is being called a “discipline and punish” law to rein in “liberal, leftist” academics.
To the inaction of the authorities, Irish universities are funnelling millions of euros in public money to Churches in no-tender chaplaincy contracts, Freedom of Information requests have revealed.
The Archbishop of Dublin has said Irish universities have “lost the dream” of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the founder of the Catholic University – now University College Dublin – who will be made a saint Sunday.
An Irish priest-professor of theology and religious studies has warned his subject is “under threat” because of “market forces” changing the face of the higher education sector.