Posts Tagged ‘Bishop selection’

A crucial choice: how the Church selects its bishops

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Hard times for bishops! For those who are used to the generally compliant tones that have characterized the Catholic faithful’s relationship to the hierarchy up till now, it must be said that this is changing. Bishops in France are now being directly and harshly criticized by “ordinary Catholics” following the publication of the Sauvé Report, Read more

Pope wants bishop selection process reviewed

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Pope Francis wants the process for way the Church identifies and appoints bishops reviewed. The Pope has asked his so-called C9 international council of cardinals to do this. He wants them to look particularly at the qualities needed in a bishop today. The council met with the Pope from September 14-16. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Read more

Aussie theologian proposes criteria for bishop selection

Friday, July 24th, 2015

An Australian theologian has suggested 12 criteria for selecting new bishops. University of Canberra chaplain Fr Paul McGavin explained his criteria in a 2000-word article in L’Espresso. He started by stating that ordination does not change a man. “He has access to the authority and grace of Holy Orders. Whether or not these are enacted Read more