The head of a key German committee of laypeople has insisted that a “positive attitude” and a “good mood” are still reigning in the ‘synodal path’ Church reform process in the country.
A group of French Catholics has lined up behind the Pope, issuing a stirring call to all the faithful to commit to Franciscan reforms.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) hosted the third in a four-part safeguarding from abuse webinar on Tuesday. Guest speaker Dr Gabriel Dy-Liacco treated the topic on Victomology and the Relational Safety Model.
A Vatican child protection expert has said that “of course” clergy sex abuse is “one of the main reasons” why people are leaving the German Church.
Lamenting “we can no longer remain silent”, Polish Catholics are pleading with Pope Francis to take “immediate and unequivocal” action on the “outrageous scale of abuse” in the Church in the country.
Pope Francis has encouraged the German Church to make “good progress” in its ‘synodal path’ reform process.
Pope Francis has appointed an administrator to a Polish diocese whose bishop has been accused of covering-up the clerical sex abuse of children.
A former Vatican journalist has hit out at priests’ treatment of nuns, saying that in many cases women religious are in situations of “total exploitation” at the hands of ordained men.
The German Bishops’ Conference vice-president has insisted that the debate over women priests is “not over”, and has signalled his wish to take the issue both to a “European Synod” and to the Pope himself.
The French Church’s pedophilia commissioner has warned of a link between “hierarchical function” and “systemic” abuse in Catholicism.
A Spanish female theologian is backing a woman candidate for the position of Archbishop of Lyon, saying that her self-nomination is “a prophetic sign”.
A German bishop has warned that the Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform process must succeed or else Catholicism in the country “will become a sect”.
French Catholic women are pushing their bishops for a German-style ‘synodal path’ in which “to envision the Church of tomorrow”, saying that “the future of Catholicism depends on synod-like dialogue between clergy and laity”.
A nun has deounced the culture in the Church that has “continually failed” to address the “soul murder” of child abuse.
Around 25 Catholic leaders will be gathering online, from 11 to 25 July, to discuss the theme for the Sixth International Diploma in the Social Doctrine of the Church: “Women in public life: feminism and Catholic identity in the 21st century”.
Despite a cardinal’s objections, the German Bishops’ president has insisted that that country’s Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform process is “alive and kicking”.
Priests in Poland are rebelling against a sex abuse cover-up-accused bishop, refusing to sign letters of loyalty to him.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has criticised those in the Church who “push a relationship of pure obedience to God”, lamenting that they “do not really integrate the idea of freedom into their faith”.
The International Safeguarding Conference is hosting a series of webinars, entitled “A Safer Church”, which will focus on sharing safeguarding best practices, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The situation of women in the Church is scandalous”, a female candidate to be the next Archbishop of Lyon has deplored.
The women’s diaconate should be priority for the Church, a new female ‘episcopal vicar’ in Switzerland has said.
A new case of priestly pedophilia and episcopal negligence in Poland has marred this Monday’s centenary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II.
The German Bishops have condemned the actions of their predecessors under the Nazis, and redoubled their efforts against clergy sex abuse.
A German cardinal has warned that the Church is “in crisis” and for that reason changes are “inevitable”. – “Church…
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Pope Francis has decried the “cruelty” and “persecution” of “unjust” prison sentences hours after former Vatican treasurer and top Australian cardinal George Pell was acquitted of child sex abuse.