Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Luis Ladaria’

Vatican calls claims that cardinal withdrew from synod over abuse case ‘pure fantasy’

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

After media reports suggesting that Spanish Cardinal Luis Ladaria’s withdrawal from the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality was tied to his handling of the case of a prominent Jesuit artist accused of abuse, the Vatican called those claims “pure fantasy.” “Regarding some media articles relating to the reasons for why Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer will Read more

Pope Francis thanks Cardinal Ladaria for years heading Dicastery for Doctrine of the Faith

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Pope Francis met with Cardinal Luis Ladaria on Tuesday morning to thank him for his six years as head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. The pope visited the dicastery shortly after 9 am on Sept 5, the Vatican said in a brief statement. Francis also greeted other dicastery officials after meeting Read more

Clash erupts among Vatican officials over sexual morality

Thursday, May 25th, 2023
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A rare public dispute between top Vatican officials unfolded at the opening of a conference in Rome on Humanae Vitae, the 1968 encyclical reaffirming the Catholic Church’s opposition to artificial contraception. Jesuit Cardinal Luis Ladaria (pictured), the prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Read more

Top Vatican cardinals express concern about German Synodal Path

Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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Two top Vatican officials expressed concern that German bishops were allowing participants in the Synodal Path to adopt positions in contrast to the faith of the universal church, particularly regarding sexuality and women’s ordination. The bishops met on 18 November with the heads of Vatican dicasteries to discuss the Synodal Path. The German bishops’ conference Read more

Commission for female deacons to hold first meeting

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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It is almost two years since Pope Francis said he would re-form the commission on female deacons. Although he announced the new members’ names in April 2020, their meetings have been delayed as a result of COVID 19. On Monday, however, the new commission confirmed it will hold its first meeting in Rome in the Read more

Catholic politicians’ “worthiness to receive Communion” scrutinised

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

A proposed paper about US Catholic politicians’ “worthiness to receive Communion” if they support legislation permitting abortion, euthanasia or other moral evils has had some advice from the Vatican. US Catholic Bishops’ Conference (USCCB) president Archbishop José Gomez wrote to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in March, explaining the USCCB Read more

Vatican sends extraordinary form Mass survey to world’s bishops

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has asked the world’s bishops to report on how a landmark papal document acknowledging the right of all priests to say Mass using the Roman Missal of 1962 is being applied in their dioceses. Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), wrote to the Read more

Most religious superiors support women deacons

Monday, August 6th, 2018
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Most US Catholic religious superiors believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons. The results of a study released last week by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University in Washington support women being given greater roles in the church. Seventy-seven percent of male and female superiors in the Read more