Posts Tagged ‘Catalonia’

Spain’s Catholic Church anti-Catalan independence Comments 1

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Spain’s Catholic Church says a declaration of independence approved by Catalonia’s regional parliament last month is “serious and disturbing”. Cardinal Ricardo Blazquez Perez, who is the Spanish bishops conference president, says he supports re-establishing constitutional order. Bishops and priests should favour “peaceful coexistence” and “renounce concrete political actions that could diminish their mission which consists Read more

Anti-establishment Benedictine nun enters politics Comments 0

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

An anti-establishment Spanish nun, who is also a Harvard-educated doctor in public health, is moving into the world of politics. Sr Teresa Forcades, from the Benedictine monastery of Monserrat near Barcelona, is running in the next Catalan election in September. The vote has been dubbed a de facto referendum on independence from Spain. Sr Teresa Read more

Church change must come from the base Comments 1

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The image that surfaces when Sr Teresa Forcades speaks is evocative of spiraling energy, bubbling in spirit, and of being on the ground with the needs of the people of God. Forcades — a Benedictine nun, activist, feminist theologian and physician from Catalonia in Spain — and Francis — a Jesuit pope from Argentina — Read more