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Forbidden to bless homosexual unions

The Church does not have “the power to bestow a blessing on unions of persons of the same sex” because “it does not bless...

Myanmar: From the «Golden Land of dreams» to a theatre of churning nightmares

(An urgent update after the coup on 1st Feb 2021:  This essay was initially written in December,2020, soon after election results. The democratic leader,...

Stan Swamy SJ, positive on COVID. From prison to hospital

Fr Stan Swamy had been showing symptoms of Covid 19 for the last two weeks.  On 14 May, in a telephone conversation, the 84-year-old...

Western Sahara: the last decolonization

Between the truth and a lie there are only four fingers: those that separate your eye from your ear. Because whatever you are told...

Central African Republic: Violence in the Heart of the Continent

I work in the Central African Republic. In South Africa? No, in Central Africa. Ah, and where is that? The response seems so obvious,...

Honduras: A Broken Country

Honduras, a small country with a privileged geographical site, with coasts on both oceans, land borders with three countries on the narrow territory of...

Since we’re talking about motherhood

We recently celebrated Mother’s Day, a day full of optimistic and often romanticised views of motherhood. Of course, we all like to be acknowledged...

Feminism, an Unstoppable Wave?

Feminism forces society to question its relationships of power and domination as well as its way of living by going beyond just those questions...

Protecting Those Who Support Victims: Global Progress In Overcoming Sexual Abuse Of Girls And Women

Chapter IV, number 38, of the Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola recounts his arrival in Gaeta from Barcelona in 1523. He was joined...

Spain: A Failed State?

It has to be acknowledged that never in Spain have ever we had a strong State, capable of serving the interests of the common...

Fraternity or fratricide: That is the Question. An Urgent Reading of “Fratelli tutti”

That a pope should speak about fraternity is nothing new. Architects talk about buildings, mechanics talk about motors, dentists about endodontics and the popes...

To Be a Migrant in Time of Pandemic

Gerardo Cruz González. “Hospitality is a concrete way of not depriving oneself of this challenge and this gift that is the encounter with humankind beyond...

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