“Pope Francis’ convictions are the convictions of the gospel”, a new Maltese bishop has said.
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 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.
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 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…
“If a gay couple lives with faithfulness, can’t we say their relationship is blessed by God?”, the German Bishops’ head has asked.
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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.
A notorious French pedophile ex-priest has appealed a 5-year sentence for abuse he committed over decades against at least 75 boys.
A top Vatican anti-abuse expert has hit out at clericalism and Catholic “paternalism”, recalling that “every baptised person is co-responsible for the holiness of the Church”.
Some historians, questioned in recent months by the crisis that the Catholic Church is going through, have recalled that in its millenary history this institution has been deeply renewed every 500 years.
Experts are warning that stress, abuse and an “unattainable ideal” of spirituality are causing a drop in the number of the world’s nuns and a decline in new vocations.
The new German Bishops’ chair has said the place of women in the Church is the “most urgent question” for the future of the institution.
Former Irish president Mary McAleese has demanded the Vatican be held to account over the abuse committed by the ‘saint’ of the disabled Jean Vanier, recently revealed to have sexually and spiritually assaulted at least six women.