- Oct 26, 2020
A new fund established by Pope Francis to assist those financially struggling because of the coronavirus illustrates several key papal priorities, including his push for a poor church for the poor, a decentralized approach to governance and collaboration with non-Catholic entities.
As protests erupt across the globe in the middle of a pandemic, one theologian says a “crack in time itself” must be used to see “hidden corners of our social landscape” and find new ways to bring God’s vision into the world.
Supporting one’s neighbors, small businesses and local producers while also contributing to relief and development efforts globally are human and Christian values promoted by Catholic social teaching.
On a day set aside for prayer and atonement for victims of sexual abuse in Poland, a statue of a Cold War-era priest was removed in the city of Gdańsk, after he was accused of abusing minors.
The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has asked the local Roman Catholic archbishop to investigate allegations that a now-deceased priest who rose to prominence in the Solidarity pro-democracy movement sexually abused minors.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, has said that the Church must support social and political unity in Europe.