Holy See representative to UN in Geneva says exclusion of people on the move “a glaring contradiction that stems from placing economic interests over the interests of the human person”
Participants in ‘Economy of Francesco’ webinar demand tax havens “be abolished immediately” and that World Bank and IMF undergo “democratic and inclusive” reforms
“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
In major joint message. EU prelates urge policymakers “to build up a different model of economy and society” in wake of pandemic
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
“The socio-environmental crisis cannot be overcome within the framework of the current system which idolises money”, they warn after meeting with Vatican officials
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
“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”
German Catholic Workers have thrown their support behind a Europe-wide push for an unconditional basic income.
The chairman of the German Bishops has said that the female diaconate is “very legitimate” and has warned that if women leave “the existence of the Church is in danger”.
What social and political structures and what social beliefs would collapse with the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI)?
‘From each according to ability; to each according to need’: the socialist ideal has biblical roots.
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.
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.
A Spanish bishop has decried the “inhumane exploitation” of migrant seasonal workers, deploring that in some cases they are earning just 20 euros for a 16-hour day.
“As a Church we have to stand up for those with no lobby”, a German priest advocate for migrant workers has declared.
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.
A Vatican cardinal has backed a German abbess who is being prosecuted for sheltering refugees, exclaiming “God bless her!”.
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”.
At a press conference today on “Preparing the future, building peace in the time of COVID-19”, Vatican officials proposed as a way of guaranteeing the coronavirus economic and social recovery that the world leave aside an arms race and reduce military spending to instead “‘race’ towards food, health and work security”.
“Capital has to serve the people and not vice versa!”, a German priest known for his anti-slavery activism in slaughterhouses has declared.
A German priest is blaming “slave drivers” for the 600 COVID-19 positives that have been registered in a slaughterhouse with 1,000 workers.