The 10 men and women walked 81 miles along the last stretch of the Via Francigena, a medieval trail that connects Canterbury, England, to Rome, ahead of a major Vatican summit on the future of the Church, starting next week.
Ukraine’s Eastern Rite Catholic bishops bluntly told Pope Francis at a meeting that some of his comments about Russia had caused great pain and were being used by Moscow to justify a “a murderous ideology.”
The blessing service on Wednesday evening was a reaction against Archbishop Woelki’s decision to reprimand a priest from the town of Mettmann who had also held a blessing ceremony for same-sex couples.
Francis is in Portugal for World Youth Day, the world’s largest Catholic festival, his fourth since becoming Pope.
"It’s one of the most amazing stories in nonviolence history.”
O’Connor’s actions were a brave representation of a shift that was taking shape in society away from the Catholic Church, whose deep influence began to collapse later that decade over a string of clerical child sex abuse scandals.
Oppression is always more palatable when it is wrapped in the language of faith.
The steps we must take as we grieve the loss of a stable natural world.
Original colonial annals reflect exceptions to heterosexuality as far back as the 1500s.
“It has been good to hear their (synod members’) reflections, and we will take these away to feed into the concentrated drafting work that starts now. We look forward to reconvening in November,” Sarah Mullally, the Bishop of London, said in a statement.
The Church of England’s $13.1 billion Church Commissioners fund will divest from all remaining oil and gas companies in its portfolio, including Shell, BP, Equinor, and TotalEnergies, it said on Thursday.
The Biden administration is failing to support Russian objectors to war.