Europe

The disclosure by the Spanish Jesuits comes as Pope Francis, the church’s first Jesuit pope, has tried to sensitize the church around the globe to the problem of clergy abuse.
Demonstrations in November were conducted all over Spain against the ‘Ley Celaá.’ Photo courtesy of Mas Plurales.
Bridget Ryder January 12, 2021
A new law threatens the viability of government-supported Catholic schools in Spain.
Catholic News Service December 29, 2020
The head of the German bishops’ conference called for far-reaching changes to the Catholic Church and criticized the Vatican’s treatment of the church in his country.
In August volunteers unload a van of food donations to a local food bank in the town of Penicuik, in Midlothian, Scotland. iStock
David Stewart December 15, 2020
As the second Covid-19 wave swept Europe so too has a burgeoning conversation about Universal Basic Income.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, is pictured in a Feb. 24, 2014, photo. An inquiry into the Catholic Church in England and Wales released Nov. 10, 2020, criticized Cardinal Nichols and the Vatican for failing to show compassion or leadership in the fight against child abuse. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)
Ricardo da Silva, S.J. December 03, 2020
After the latest report on the abuse of children by clergy and other in the Catholic Church in England and Wales, survivors are tired of promises and expressions of sorrow. They want structural reform.
The Associated Press December 01, 2020
Local health authorities put the the entire monastery under quarantine late last week after the first cases of coronavirus were discovered there.