Cardinal Parolin: Every pope, from St. Paul VI to Pope Francis, has tried to resolve what Pope Benedict described as a difficult situation in China.
The world will not overcome the current crisis if only big businesses, financial institutions and the powerful have a voice, Pope Francis said.
“The church is convinced of the necessity to reaffirm as definitive teaching that euthanasia is a crime against human life because, in this act, one chooses directly to cause the death of another innocent human being."
Father Zollner said the working group he belongs to, on education and formation, talked about the four webinars on safeguarding that were held over the summer and sponsored by the women's International Union of Superiors General.
“Every tragic death brings with it great pain. But when it snatches (the lives of) five adolescents and a young mother, it is immense, unbearable without God’s help,” he told members of the victims’ families Sept. 12.
Church services and Mass online cannot compare to or replace the in-person participation of the faithful, Cardinal Sarah told the world's bishops.
During a livestream from the library of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis continued a series of talks on the principles of the church's social doctrine as a guide for healing and building a better future.
It’s a long-standing puzzle: If there is such a high probability of life existing elsewhere in the universe, then, as Enrico Fermi was alleged to have said, “Where is everybody?