International

Ireland’s bishops plan synod to hear from people who have left the Church

By Michael Otto | March 12, 2021 | 1 Comment

DUBLIN (CNS) – Ireland’s Catholic bishops plan to hold a synod within the next five years to – among other things – hear from people who were raised Catholic, but have walked away from the Church. A March 10 statement, released after the bishops’ conference virtual general assembly, explained that … Read More about Ireland’s bishops plan synod to hear from people who have left the Church

Catholic scholars: Any available COVID-19 vaccine is morally acceptable

By Catholic News Service | March 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (CNS) – A group of prominent Catholic scholars has said they believe it is morally acceptable for anyone to receive any of the Covid-19 vaccines currently available in the United States. “Catholics, and indeed, all persons of goodwill who embrace a culture of life for the whole human family, … Read More about Catholic scholars: Any available COVID-19 vaccine is morally acceptable

A Church inclusive of women is a more synodal Church, speakers say

By Catholic News Service | March 9, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – A more inclusive attitude and a cooperative approach that includes women are needed for the future of the Church and society, said a number of Vatican officials. The three Vatican officials and a top member of a Vatican commission were part of a panel of speakers … Read More about A Church inclusive of women is a more synodal Church, speakers say

Papal trip to Iraq influences Muslims beyond Iraq’s borders, analyst says

By Michael Otto | March 8, 2021 | 2 Comments

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) – Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Middle East’s most conflict-riven nation gives hope and comfort to Iraqis of all faiths, and some would even say to Arabs beyond Iraq’s borders. “The Pope’s visit has been very well received by Muslims in the region. Did you see … Read More about Papal trip to Iraq influences Muslims beyond Iraq’s borders, analyst says

Pope appeals for end to violence against protestors in Myanmar

By Catholic News Service | March 4, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis appealed for an end to deadly violence against protesters in Myanmar, calling on the military junta to free political prisoners and let dialogue and the journey toward democracy prevail. Appealing to those now ruling the nation – the government was overthrown in a military … Read More about Pope appeals for end to violence against protestors in Myanmar

Precautions taken before Pope visit to Iraq this week

By Catholic News Service | March 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis and his aides are well aware of the security and health risks involved with his planned trip to Iraq, but “all the precautions have been taken”, and the Pope feels a sense of “urgency” to show his love and concern for the Iraqi people, … Read More about Precautions taken before Pope visit to Iraq this week