“The world continues to close its doors, rejecting dialogue and collaboration”, Francis rues in audience with Latin American seminarians
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.
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”.