Posts Tagged ‘Toowoomba’

Pope’s lack of English partly responsible for Toowoomba bishop’s sacking Comments 0

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
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A personal note, written by Pope Benedict, acknowledges the pontiff’s lack of English created a misunderstanding between himself and the former bishop of Toowomba, Bill Morris. Commenting on Morris’ letter in which he accuses the Vatican of a “lack of care for the truth,” Nuzzi’s Vatileaks book has the Holy Father writing, “Obviously there was a Read more

Irish bishop: end priestly celibacy requirement Comments 0

Friday, September 16th, 2011
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Retired Irish Catholic bishop, Edward Daly has added his voice calling for the end of the church’s celibacy requirement for priests. “Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, major decisions must be made,” Daly writes in his new book A Troubled See, Memoirs of a Derry Bishop. Daly, who as a priest, and waving just a Read more

Toowoomba bishop Bill Morris farewells his flock Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Bishop Bill Morris, bishop of Toowoomba who was forced by the Vatican to resign early, was farewelled at a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday.

The congregation overflowed from the cathedral into outside marquee where the service was broadcast live.

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Vatican needs to be transparent: Toowoomba Catholics Comments 1

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
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Catholics in the Toowoomba diocese are protesting at the lack of natural justice that forced the early resignation of Toowomba bishop, Bill Morris. Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell labelled protesters as a “predictable chorus” and a “minority.” However spokesperson for the group, Fr Ray Crowley denies both these labels. “We want to show the Read more

Toowoomba ‘visitor’ gets Philadelphia job Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
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Love him or hate him, Archbishop Charles Chaput is impossible to ignore. The Archbishop responsible for the Toowoomba Diocese visitation is Pope Benedict XVI’s choice as the new chief shepherd of the embattled Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Few American bishops relish public debate more than the 66-year-old Chaput, whose background is in the Capuchins, and who’s widely Read more

Portugal’s Cardinal: Women priests in God’s time Comments 0

Friday, July 1st, 2011
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There will be women priests “when God wills” according to the archbishop of Lisbon, Portugal, Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo. The veteran cardinal, a one-time contender for the papacy, says there’s “no fundamental theological obstacle” to the ordination of women as priests in the Catholic Church. Rather, he suggested, it has never been done from the time Read more

Has Secrecy a Place in the Church? Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
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Gerald Arbuckle reflects on the removal of Bishop Morris: The recent, unfortunate forced early retirement of Bishop Morris of Toowoomba has caused significant disquiet, not just in Australia, but throughout the Catholic world says Gerald Arbuckle. Even the Australian Bishops’ Conference, while reaffirming their loyalty to the Pope as the head of the College of Bishops, Read more

Vatican wanted rid of Toowoomba bishop since 2006 Comments 3

Friday, May 13th, 2011
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A new internal report given to the Australian media discloses the Vatican tried to be rid of Toowoomba Bishop, William Morris, since 2006. According to the Catholic News Agency, the document also confirms that the Vatican removed Morris for abuses in the celebration of the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and for advocating women’s Read more

Bishop’s resignation highlights crisis of authority Comments 0

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
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We are living in a particularly difficult time; there is an undeniable crisis of authority in the Church. It is not a simple problem and instant answers, although desirable, are not possible. Bishop Morris’s resignation highlights one of the Pope’s fundamental roles: to preserve the unity of the Church. He has the task of building bridges between diverse and sometimes opposing groups Read more

Shocked. Saddened. Angry and appalled at Bishop’s early retirement Comments 0

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
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Bishop of Toowoomba, William Morris announced his early retirement over the weekend, citing pressure from a disaffected group and a decision by Pope Benedict that he should be replaced. In making the announcement, Morris says he has been targeted over comments he made five years ago, comments that have been deliberately misrepresented. In a 2006 Read more