Posts Tagged ‘Bishop appointments’

Lay role in choosing bishops hits legal ‘snag’

Thursday, November 17th, 2022
lay role

A call from Germany’s “synodal way” to give lay Catholics a clearly defined role in choosing bishops has run into problems. The Southern German Archdiocese of Bamberg says the decision seems incompatible with a concordat governing the appointment of bishops. In their document “Involvement of the faithful in the appointment of the diocesan bishop,” synodal Read more

Paradoxes and indicators of the Capella and McCarrick cases

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Capella McCarrick

These days we will find out whether Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella, the former advisor to the Washington nunciature that the Vatican sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for possession and distribution of “large quantities” of child pornography, will present an appeal against the sentence. A circumstance that various Vatican sources think very probable. The traffic in Read more