“Where are the signs of openness, of the end of a clerical self-segregation?”, wonders the “All Women Apostles!” collective
A Vaticanist is urging the Pope to bring transparency to the “circus” of disinformation on the latest round of Holy See financial scandals.
Irish Catholics are calling on their bishops to ensure “real and meaningful” lay participation in the “new” Church post-pandemic.
In a discourse delivered to the final meeting of the 28th Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Economic and Environmental Forum, Archbishop Charles Balvo, apostolic nuncio to the Czech Republic and head of the Holy See’s delegation, underlined that “corruption is a real danger to the peace and security of our OSCE region.”
An Irish priest has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a “huge question-mark” on the Church’s financial viability.
The laypeople of the US organisation Voice of the Faithful have criticised a “lack of accountability” in a Vatican order that a disgraced bishop pay back only a fraction of the funds he misused.
Pope Francis has wasted no time in accepting the resignation of an archbishop in Poland mired in controversy, sidelining him on the day of his 75th birthday, when bishops are required by canon law to offer their retirement.
Austrian clerics are pushing their bishops to petition the Vatican for male and female married priests.
A Vatican journalist turned critic of the institution has warned that a #NunsToo “revolt” is brewing among the world’s female religious, recalling that women themselves “are a revolution”.
From her ‘parish’ without a priest, a German abbess is hoping for “radical changes” on gender equality in the Church.
Women religious are supporting the German bishops who criticised a recent “ridiculous” Vatican instruction on parishes.
A German priest has backed the ordination of women and married men and hit out at the new Vatican parish document he said betrays a “great alienation from reality”.
Lamenting that “it doesn’t help a bit”, yet another German bishop has criticised the new Vatican instruction on parish reform, while Cardinal Walter Kasper has defended the document, although with nuances.
The new Vatican parish instruction is being met with criticism not only in Germany but also in Portugal and Austria, with one Portuguese priest theologian claiming that the text is “a document destined for oblivion”.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has ripped the new Vatican document on parish life, lamenting with respect to the text that “no fruit is borne like this”.
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.
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith recently published an instruction manual for bishops and religious superiors to consult when seeking the truth in cases of clergy sex abuse of minors.
The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has published an “instruction manual” – a step-by-step guide – to help ascertain the truth in cases of minors who have suffered abuse on the part of a member of the clergy.
The French Bishops’ head is showing signs of having understood the demands for greater rights of Catholic women and laypeople, saying “the Church cannot act as if human beings were children who must be held by the hand”.
The Catholic Women’s Council has launched a website to coordinate and help with their demand for equal rights and dignity for females in the Church.
The head of a key German committee of laypeople has insisted that a “positive attitude” and a “good mood” are still reigning in the ‘synodal path’ Church reform process in the country.
A group of French Catholics has lined up behind the Pope, issuing a stirring call to all the faithful to commit to Franciscan reforms.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) hosted the third in a four-part safeguarding from abuse webinar on Tuesday. Guest speaker Dr Gabriel Dy-Liacco treated the topic on Victomology and the Relational Safety Model.
A Vatican child protection expert has said that “of course” clergy sex abuse is “one of the main reasons” why people are leaving the German Church.
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 appointed an administrator to a Polish diocese whose bishop has been accused of covering-up the clerical sex abuse of children.
Irish laypeople have deplored their bishops’ financial opacity and clericalism in managing diocesan accounts.