Tag: Gerard O’Connell

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Pope Francis condemns forced assimilation of Canada’s residential schools as ‘incompatible with the Gospel’

Pope Francis Deplorable Evil Title: Pope Francis condemns forced assimilation of Canada’s residential schools as ‘incompatible with the Gospel’ Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine Date: 25JUL2022 In a historic apology, Pope Francis condemned Canada’s residential school system as “a deplorable evil” and asked forgiveness of the Indigenous Peoples for Christians participation in it.“I am

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Vatican insider expects residential school apology in Canada

Gerard O’Connell CTV News Title: Vatican insider expects residential school apology in Canada Authors:  Lisa LaFlamme & Daniel Otis Publisher: CTV News Date: 28MAR2022 Author and longtime Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell expects Pope Francis will want to be in Canada to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system.“He said he wanted

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Opinion

Explainer: Cardinal Marx wasn’t accused of sexual abuse or cover-up. So why has he offered to resign?

Cardinal Reinhard Marx Explainer Title: Explainer: Cardinal Marx wasn’t accused of sexual abuse or cover-up. So why has he offered to resign? Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine (America Media) Date: 09JUN2021 While Cardinal Reinhard Marx has long been a mover and shaker in the Catholic Church both in Germany and at the universal level,

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Cardinal Marx offers Pope Francis his resignation, citing ‘responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx Resignation Title: Cardinal Marx offers Pope Francis his resignation, citing ‘responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse’ Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Media/America Magazine Date: 04JUN2021 In a decision that has sent shock waves through the German Catholic Church, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, 67, the archbishop of Munich and Freising, revealed that on

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Pope Francis

Cardinals and bishops to lose special legal privileges under new papal decree

motu proprio April 30 Title: Cardinals and bishops to lose special legal privileges under new papal decree Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine (America Media) Date: 30APR2021 Pope Francis has introduced a significant change to the law of the Vatican City State by granting jurisdiction to its ordinary tribunals to judge cardinals and bishops, like

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Podcast

Podcast: Inside the top secret process of appointing a Catholic bishop

Bishop Selection Pontifical Secret Title: Podcast: Inside the top secret process of appointing a Catholic bishop Podcast Presenters: Colleen Dulle & Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine Date: 22APR2021 When Father John Wester received a call just before 8 a.m. Mass, he had no idea it would be the nuncio, the pope’s ambassador, phoning to tell him

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Pope Francis names Juan Carlos Cruz, prominent abuse survivor and whistleblower, to Vatican panel

Juan Carlos Cruz Vatican Title: Pope Francis names Juan Carlos Cruz, prominent abuse survivor and whistleblower, to Vatican panel Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine Date: 24MAR2021 In a highly significant decision, Pope Francis has appointed Juan Carlos Cruz—a well-known Chilean victim of abuse, international advocate for survivors of clerical abuse and a gay man—as

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