- Jan 24, 2020
The German Catholic Church is “in deep distress,” said Thomas Sternberg, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics, the coordinating body of official German Catholic lay organizations.
In the province of Quebec, one of the most secular societies in the world, debates around Christmas carols are not so much about faith and religion as they are about culture.
To find Catholics who have left the church, start looking at the faces in the pews, according to a recent report.
The Baltics visit presents both challenges and opportunities for Pope Francis, but one thing is clear: clerical abuse and cover-up will not be left behind.
Pope Francis arrives Saturday in Ireland, ground zero of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis, with the institution under fire across the globe for its systemic failures to protect children from priestly rapists or punish bishops who hid the crimes.
Belfast’s Catholic bishop says that while the faithful in Northern Ireland are disappointed the pope isn’t coming, there’s still palpable enthusiasm for the trip to Ireland.