Category: Roman Catholic Church

Vatican sees risk of ‘social collapse’ in global economic order

Claire Giangravè | CRUX | Source URL ROME – In the context of global economic uncertainty, rampant inequality and a growing trade in illegal offshore bank accounts, the Vatican on Thursday issued a document offering ethical guidelines for economic and financial systems and calling for stronger oversight by public authorities. […]

Christian persecution urgently calls churches to seek unity, pope says

Carol Glatz | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Seeking Christian unity is more urgent than ever because of the ongoing persecution of Christians, Pope Francis told an Orthodox leader. Meeting with Metropolitan Rastislav, primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech and Slovak Republics, the pope said the “suffering […]

Cardinal Dolan hopes Supreme Court will uphold free speech

Catholic News Service via CRUX | Source URL WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities said March 20 that he prayed the Supreme Court would “do the right thing and uphold our fundamental right to free speech” when it decides a case examining freedom of […]

Catholics decry Swedish political party’s plan to close all religious schools

Mary Rezac | CRUX | Source URL STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Catholic educators in Sweden have denounced a political party’s promise to ban all religious schools as a political maneuver capitalizing on people’s fears in order to obtain votes. The Social Democratic Party in Sweden has proposed banning all religious schools (known […]

Pope to Migration Commission: Dialogue essential to end suffering

Vatican News Pope Francis on Thursday met members of the International Catholic Migration Commission on the occasion of their Plenary Council. In prepared remarks to members of the Commission in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Pope Francis expressed his thanks to them for their work carried out in the Church’s name […]