The German Church is at loggerheads over Bishops’ plans to reform seminaries, with a debate between a theologian and a prelate responsible for the proposals the latest show of tension over the issue.
“I consider the reform process in the Church to be essential”, a German bishop has insisted.
A theologian has accused the German Bishops of perpetuating clericalism with their new priestly training plans.
Theologians have blasted “naive and clueless” German Bishops over their proposed changes to seminarians’ training.
The Irish Bishops are calling on citizens to “examine our own consciences” on racism, saying that the discrimination and oppression of minorities “is not just an American phenomenon”.
Starting from the seminary, “we must radically change” how priests interact with women, a Vatican cardinal has said.
Despite calls to isolate and limit travel, many US bishops have called home their seminarians at the North American seminary in Rome.
Spanish Catholic women are decrying a rise in misogyny in the Church due to a “huge lack of female presence” in seminaries.
The Archbishop of Dublin has decried the rise in Ireland “of groups which are clearly populist and racist”.
“Where there is clericalism there is corruption, and where there is rigidity, under rigidity, there are serious problems”, Pope Francis has warned a group of Italian seminarians.