Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’

Paraguay diocese says accused priest came with Ratzinger OK

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A diocese in Paraguay says a priest accused of abuse in the United States was placed in ministry at then-Cardinal Ratzinger’s recommendation. Bishop Rogello Livieres Plano incardinated Fr Carlos Urrutigoty in Ciudad del Este diocese in 2005, where he was later appointed vicar-general. Recently the Vatican suspended ordinations to the priesthood in the diocese, following Read more

Has the ‘real Ratzinger’ come out to play?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

ROME — When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected to the papacy in April 2005, the popular forecast called for stormy weather ahead. This was, after all, the Vatican enforcer who had been leading a “smack-down on heresy since 1981”, in the words of T-shirts and coffee mugs marketed by a Ratzinger fan club. His rise elicited Read more