Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Juan Jose Omella’

Spanish Catholics want optional celibacy and women priests

Monday, June 13th, 2022
Spanish Catholics want optional celibacy

Spanish Catholics want Rome to consider the future of the priesthood, including optional celibacy and the ordination of women. A document including the priesthood proposals was unveiled by the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE) that groups Spain’s leading bishops at a 600-strong gathering in Madrid. The document was drawn up after consultations with more than 215,000 Read more

Spain’s bishops accused of ‘complicity’ in sexual abuse of minors

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Spain's bishops

Spain’s bishops have been accused of “complicity” in the “sexual violence” committed against children by a leading member of the country’s government. The accusation has further damaged already strained Church-State relations. “Too many times in our country, the Catholic Church has been complicit in covering up sexual violence. This must stop,” said Ione Belarra, Spain’s Read more

Spain’s bishops seeking common ground with socialists

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Spain’s bishops have promised to seek agreement on some of the positions in the socialist-led government’s program for secular reforms. Cardinal Juan Jose Omella, president of the Spanish bishops’ conference, and Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo have agreed “to establish a broad working agenda” for a mixed commission. The meeting is the first since Omella was Read more