“The real ‘clericalism and disrespect’ is in Pope Francis’ understanding of women”, Women’s Ordination Conference fires back at pontiff over remarks in new book
Preacher to the Papal Household Raniero Cantalamessa alerts “Religion and the gospel risk becoming a pretext for interests that do not promote concord and unity”
Adjunct secretary of Dicastery for Integral Human Development Father Augusto Zampini explains keys of ‘Economy of Francesco’ event taking place online November 19-21
Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples invites Catholics to challenge status quo on politics, economy through lens of ‘Fratelli tutti’
Cardinal O’Malley admits no longer enough for Church to apologise for abuse as Cardinal Cupich urges Catholics to “seize this moment” to eliminate “sin of clericalism”
In wake of report into predator former cardinal Archbishop of Washington, SNAP asks for “the specifics of who else knew” about crimes as it also appeals to president-elect Biden for help
Bishop of Metuchen – where predator former Archbishop of Washington served between 1981-86 – says he is “disgusted and appalled” by latest revelations
Holy See acknowledges case of abusive former Archbishop of Washington “remains an open wound” but says Church learning from “omissions, underestimations and wrong choices”
Father Tony Flannery puts lie to claim Vatican did “everything possible” to dialogue with him before September ultimatum over his support for women priests, LGBT+ people
Quoting Pope Francis, President of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue insists fundamentalism “not due to religion, but to misinterpretations of religious texts”
In wake of corruption scandals, Francis shifts financial authority away from Secretariat of State to Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
In new interview, Francis acknowledges “undeniable” fact of mismanagement of Holy See finances, reaffirms desire to clean house: “The plan is simple: to keep going and not stop”
“Christianity has its roots in Judaism… Jesus is and remains a son of the people of Israel”, Vatican ecumenism head Cardinal Kurt Koch reaffirms in a message lauding ‘Nostra aetate’
German Bishops’ ecumenism head shares impression Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith “hastily cobbled together” response to the intercommunion question
Constance Vilanova pins blame for aggressions against female religious on “clericalism” which treats priests like “princes”
July document on mission of local churches was addressed to bishops, so bishops are Vatican’s dialogue partners, insists Congregation for Clergy Prefect Cardinal Beniamino Stella
“Were the Pope to put his same-gender civil unions support in an official document, he could remove all doubt as to where he – and the Church – stand”
During COVID “we have discovered a new ecclesiology, perhaps even a new theology, and a new ministry”, affirms Bishop Mario Grech
“Let us show that this virus can be defeated by stronger love and sympathy”, urges Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Instead of being “instrumentalised by male-centred Church”, religious sisters especially “should take on leading roles”: staff member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Fr. Michael Weninger
The Vatican ‘economy minister’ has called for “transparency” around shady Church investments, and has admitted that “it is possible that the Holy See has been cheated”.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin received members of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Measures against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval) of the Council of Europe, which began its evaluation visit to the Vatican on Wednesday.
In 2012 Fr Tony Flannery was punished by the C.D.F. for publishing articles about the ordination of women, the priesthood and LGBTQ+ people. Since then he has been removed from public ministry.
A cardinal who was fired by Pope Francis Thursday caused a “huge black hole” in Church finances by funnelling funds to offshore investments and family businesses, according to a media report.
A leaked questionnaire on potential bishops has pointed up shortcomings in the Vatican appointments process.
“Only women can reform the Church because they are not compromised by power”, a Vatican expert has said.
(Source: CD/Vatican News) The Holy See Press Office on Friday confirmed that Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has tested positive to…
The COVID-19 pandemic “is teaching us that no one can do it on their own: a shared and coordinated response is needed to deal with the virus”, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has insisted.