“We must reject the ruinous ideologies of indifference, invisibility and individualism”, clamours undersecretary of Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section
Participants in ‘Economy of Francesco’ webinar demand tax havens “be abolished immediately” and that World Bank and IMF undergo “democratic and inclusive” reforms
“We must reassess our concept of ‘progress’ within the context of eco-justice to achieve a more equitable world for all”, insist representatives in manifesto
“Single-race or predominantly ethnic parishes are not the ideal”, laments Chicago auxiliary Joseph N. Perry, denouncing that “often… our parishes mirror the racial segregation patterns of American neighborhoods”
At the Angelus: “We will be judged on love… We will be judged on works, on compassion that becomes nearness and kind help”
“We are here together to build the world of tomorrow where nobody will be left behind”, participants declare at outset of ‘Economy of Francesco’ event
Archbishop Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki allegedly ordered repercussions after Community attacks on “backward and evasive” Church attitude to debates over celibacy, women, LGBT people
Anger at sex abuse crisis casts shadow even over legacy of John Paul II, as Warsaw street sign in honour of late pope vandalised to read “Victims of John Paul II Avenue”
“The Church must touch hearts not by constant condemnation but by opening hearts realistically to joy and hope”, urges Diarmuid Martin
Members of German Catholic Youth Federation (BKDJ) chapter in Cologne say it is “shameful” that archbishop and vicar general “have once again destroyed the trust” of survivors
Pontiff says he shares in suffering for the at least six children “barbarically killed” in an attack on a school. “May God enlighten hearts” to bring peace and silence weapons, he prays
November 19-21 online summit presented today in the Vatican now “largest movement of young economists and business people in the world”
The Archbishop of Luxembourg and president of the EU Bishops warns nationalistic responses to COVID have “the explosive power to smash the EU”
Pope’s call for equal rights in society for men and women sounds “hollow and brittle” in the absence of gender equality in the Church, denounce nun, academic, youth leader and theologian in training
From being a humanitarian superpower, Sweden has now become a brutal country for numerous unaccompanied minors who since 2015 are waiting for justice and a dignified life to start.
Young theologians are denouncing discrimination in the Church, asking “how could a loving God want that?”.
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”.
German Catholic students have criticised the use of patriarchal language for the divine, insisting that “God is just as much woman and mother”.
The Holy See has warned that law enforcement and security measures alone are not enough to combat radicalisation and terrorism.
German Catholic youth are boycotting Nestlé over environmental protection and human rights concerns.
German Catholic students are adopting inclusive language for God, explaining that “God cannot be assigned to any gender or other human categories”.
A Vatican cardinal has said that dialogue between science and faith is necessary for integral human development.
German-speaking youth have urged their bishops to bring about gender justice in Catholicism, saying “only in this way can the Church be a strong voice for freedom”.
Young German Catholics have appealed for gender equality in the Church as their Bishops have accepted – with a catch – a dialogue with the Vatican on its recent polemical instruction on parishes.
With Pope Francis’ 2013 arrival to the pontificate, fresh air came into the Church. The air became less rarefied and we saw a pope closer to the people.