“It is striking the lack of imagination of the traditionalist sector of the Church in labelling as communist everything that does not fall within the dogmas of economic neoliberalism”
The Magisterium is “immunising itself against all reform movements”, denounces Georg Essen, the director of the Institute for Catholic Theology at Berlin’s Humboldt University
“If we rule out reform, we are no longer Church”, warns former abbot of Einsiedeln Martin Werlen
A German bishop has criticised reform-phobic Catholics, reminding them that “Catholicism is not armour, but backbone”.
An Irish priest has warned that bishops’ cozying up to the alt-right is “reaping a bitter whirlwind”.
“Everything rigid and immovable goes against the essence of the Church and the Spirit that guides it”, a German Church historian has declared.
Founded in 2010 by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ and Timothy R. Busch, the Napa Institute aims to provide American Catholic leaders with formation to counteract growing cultural secularism.
An Irish priest has taken down conservative critics of Pope Francis, denouncing that “they have little purchase on either reality or substance”.
“We can no longer build our Christianity and Church life on traditions alone”, a German bishop has alerted.
Papal confidant Father Antonio Spadaro SJ says the next pope “wont be able to go back” on Francis’ reforms.
A German missionary has warned that establishing a true democracy in Church is the “only way out” of the “dead end of feudalism, clericalism and traditionalism” in which the institution is stuck.