Tag: Pope Francis

George Pell

Pell’s posthumous complaints have diminished his legacy

Pell Catastrophically Failed Children Title: Pell’s posthumous complaints have diminished his legacy Author: Michael Sean Winters Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 18JAN2023 Not since King Hamlet appeared to Bernardo, Marcellus and Horatio on the battlements of Elsinore Castle has a ghost caused so much trouble. The late Cardinal George Pell, speaking posthumously by means of

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George Pell

Pell’s ‘catastrophe’ memorandum stains his legacy

Pell Stabs Pope in Back Title: Pell’s ‘catastrophe’ memorandum stains his legacy Author: Thomas Reese Publisher: RNS Date: 17JAN2023 Pell was cowardly and disloyal in authoring an anonymous memorandum attacking Pope Francis. (RNS) — I always tried to give Cardinal George Pell the benefit of the doubt, which is why it is so disappointing to

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Vatican’s handling of Jesuit priest shows new dimensions of never-ending abuse crisis

Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik Title: Vatican’s handling of Jesuit priest shows new dimensions of never-ending abuse crisis Author: Massimo Faggioli Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 21DEC2022 On Dec. 2, the global Jesuit order confirmed reports made in several conservative Italian Catholic blogs that Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Rupnik, a famous Rome-based artist, had been quietly

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Crisis of confidence over cardinal shakes Cologne Catholics

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki Title: Crisis of confidence over cardinal shakes Cologne Catholics Author: Kirsten Grieshaber Publisher: Crux (via Associated Press) Date: 10DEC2022 COLOGNE, Germany — An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking a historic center of Catholicism in Germany — the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive archbishop, and are

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Jesuit priests demand transparency in Vatican’s artist case

Rev. Marko Ivan Rupnik Title: Jesuit priests demand transparency in Vatican’s artist case Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: ABCNEWS/AP Date: 08DEC2022 ROME — One of the Vatican’s leading Jesuit advisers on preventing clergy sexual abuse called Wednesday for church authorities to shed more light on the case of a famous Jesuit artist who wasn’t sanctioned by

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Opinion

Message from the German Bishops’ Conference on the German Synodal Path following Vatican meeting

Bishop Dr Georg Bätzing Title: Message from the German Bishops’ Conference on the German Synodal Path following Vatican meeting Author: Bishop Dr Georg Bätzing Publisher: Catholic Outlook Date:  28NOV2022 During their recent Ad Limina visit to the Vatican, members of the German Bishops’ Conference met with Pope Francis and attended a meeting with the heads of

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Opinion

The abuse crisis should be the center of the pope’s ongoing synodal process

Abuse Crisis Centre Synodal Process Title: The abuse crisis should be the center of the pope’s ongoing synodal process Authors: Massimo Faggioli & Hans Zollner Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 15NOV2022 As American Jesuit historian Fr. John O’Malley wrote in one of his last articles published in America magazine last February, the history of synodality is

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France opens investigation into cardinal who admitted to sexually abusing 14-year-old girl

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard Title: France opens investigation into cardinal who admitted to sexually abusing 14-year-old girl Authors: Delia Gallagher & Saskya Vandoorne,  Publisher: CNN Date: 08NOV2022 French authorities have opened an investigation into one of highest-ranking members of France’s Catholic Church, who admitted to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl when he was a parish priest,

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Australia’s Archbishop Costelloe: Women’s ordination and church governance are ‘big theological questions’

Australia’s Archbishop Timothy Costelloe Title:  Australia’s Archbishop Costelloe: Women’s ordination and church governance are ‘big theological questions’ Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine Date:  07NOV2022 Read Part I of this interview here: Australian Archbishop Costelloe tells Pope Francis ‘The church in Australia is alive.’In the second part of this exclusive interview with America, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe,

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Pope calls female genital mutilation a crime that must stop

Pope Francis Genital Mutilation Title: Pope calls female genital mutilation a crime that must stop Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: Associated Press Date: 07NOV2022 ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis called female genital mutilation a “crime” on Sunday and said the fight for women’s rights, equality and opportunity must continue for the good of

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