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September 03, 2018
Cardinal Marx, Clearer Than Ever: “Nationalism Is Not Catholic”
"Patriotism is good, but nationalism is not Catholic". The president of the German Bishops' Conference,...
August 27, 2018
Church to Salvini: “You Can’t Do Politics on the Backs of the Poor”
The latest chapter in the tumultuous relationship between the Italian Catholic Church and the xenophobic...
August 06, 2018
Swiss Bishop: I Don’t Believe in “God of Yore”
Three days after the Pope raised the ire of conservatives by reversing the centuries-old teaching...
July 16, 2018
Spanish Bishops Warn Education Reform Will Bring “Dictatorship”
Spain's Catholic bishops are warning of a return to a "totalitarian dictatorship" after the country's...
June 28, 2018
Austrian Bishops Slam Move to Extend Working Hours
The Austrian Bishops' Conference has blasted proposed changes to the country's Working Hours Act as...
June 25, 2018
On Interfaith Dialog, Pope Shifts from Theological to Political
The Pope called Saturday 23rd for a "healthy pluralism" among the religions in the world,...
June 21, 2018
Albanian Religious Leaders Knock on EU Door for Country
In 2014 Pope Francis hailed the "climate of respect and mutual trust" between the different...
June 18, 2018
Irish Bishops Take Two Steps Forward for Life, One Step Back
After the people of Ireland voted last month to legalize abortion, the Irish bishops have...
June 14, 2018
Vatican Flounders Over Papal Support for Lula da Silva
News broke Tuesday 12th that Pope Francis had sent a rosary and a card to...
June 07, 2018
European Christians Prouder of Their Nationality Than of Their Religion
To continue with the series we started on Monday, more today on the political implications...
June 04, 2018
European Christians Overwhelmingly Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage
According to a major new Pew Research Center study of 24,000 adults from 15 countries,...
May 28, 2018
Chaos in Bavaria Over Law Mandating Crosses in Public Buildings
Chaos reigns in the German state of Bavaria just days before a controversial new law...
May 24, 2018
New Bulgarian Religion Funding Law “Sad Reminder of Communist Past”
The leaders of Bulgaria's three biggest political parties have drafted a bill on religious affairs...
May 21, 2018
Proxy Battle of Catalonian Independence Leads to Church “Rebellion”
The war for Catalonian independence continues to take a heavy toll on the Churches in...
April 30, 2018
Austrian, Croat Churches At War Over “Europe’s Largest Fascist Meeting”
The Catholic Church in the south Austrian state of Carinthia has distanced itself "with vigor...
April 26, 2018
Czech Bishops Blackmail City Council Over “Blasphemous” Play
October this year marks the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Czech Republic from...
April 23, 2018
French, Spanish Bishops Celebrate End of Terrorist Group ETA
The news that the Basque separatist group ETA is to dissolve after a sixty-year reign...
April 16, 2018
Vatican Worried about ‘Killer Robots’
Against the background of Trump's beating war drums in Syria, the Vatican has warned against...
April 10, 2018
Macron Makes Historic Overture to French Catholics
In an historic gesture that promises to alter the course of the venerable French tradition...
April 09, 2018
Politician Panned For Rehashing “Christian Roots of Europe” Argument
Yet another debate on the "Christian identity" of Europe has broken out after the leader...
March 19, 2018
Can the Church Compromise on “Gender Theory”?
The Vatican is currently preparing two documents on so-called "gender theory", revealed the secretary of...
March 15, 2018
German Bishop “Surprised and Terrified” by Far-Right Hatred
"Xenophobia, racism and naked hatred are not legitimate expressions of opinion, but attacks on the...
March 12, 2018
Austrian Church Denounces Kurz’s “Dismantling of Welfare State”
What did Pope Francis and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz talk about in their audience last...
March 01, 2018
Italian Church Scrambles to Stop Racist Salvini
Swift and harsh have been the Catholic reactions to the spectacle of Matteo Salvini, head...
February 19, 2018
Catalan Bishops Reaffirm “Moral Legitimacy” of Independence Push
In the midst of the political paralysis brought on by the Spanish central government's ongoing...
January 22, 2018
‘La Civiltà Cattolica’ Demolishes the “Benedict Option”
Further evidence that the highest circles of the Church disapprove strongly of the "Benedict option",...
January 04, 2018
‘The Economist’ and the Left-Right Divide in the European Church
An interesting claim last week by The Economist: "Clergy are colliding with Christian soldiers across...
November 27, 2017
Outrage in the Spanish Church Over the Imprisonment in Málaga of Nearly 500 Refugees
"Identifying immigrants and refugees with criminals is enormously injust". This Monday noon that of the...
November 02, 2017
The Church Mustn’t Tolerate Political Prisoners in Catalonia
Breaking news this Thursday afternoon from Catalonia as a Spanish High Court judge orders the Catalonian deputy...
October 30, 2017
Catalonian Independence: “Simplistic” Attitudes on What is Spanish Must Change
Today on the blog we return to Spain, where we'll look at some Church reactions...
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