“I would be the strongest and the fastest; God is my friend”

“I prayed and believed that He helps me in everything. He is with me every second. That is why I set high goals for myself and believed that I could do it, because everything is possible. Faith moves mountains,” – expressed Roza Roza Kozakowska is Poland’s Paralympic pole vault champion. She also won silver in […]

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A bishop’s comment on the legalisation of the same-sex couples in Switzerland.

In a referendum on September 26, Switzerland approved civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples, making it one of the last Western European countries to do so. Bishop Joseph Maria Bonnemain appears to be following Pope Francis’ lead, since he openly backed same-sex civil unions – without calling them “marriage” – […]

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“Demasking” the authoritarianism of religious organisations

Religious organizations were found to have made “egregious failures” in the areas of child protection and safeguarding.The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) discovered “substantial impediments” to effectively reporting child sexual abuse claims in several of the religious organizations it examined.Among them were “victim blaming,” religious leaders abusing their influence, and a reluctance to […]

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Benedict XVI: “A fundamental criterion is gone.”

The legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries is “a distortion of conscience,” according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. In a new anthology of his writings on Europe, Benedict XVI stated that “the issue of marriage and family has taken on a new dimension that cannot be ignored.” A distortion of conscience has clearly penetrated […]

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