Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Marc Ouellet’

Bishops need to listen

Thursday, July 28th, 2022
The ideal bishop does not exist

A nun appointed by Pope Francis to help him select bishops says bishops need to listen and that the ideal bishop does not exist. French Salesian Sr Yvonne Reungoat made the comments to Vida Nueva, a Spanish publication. Reungoat told the publication that while there is no perfect bishop, he has to be a shepherd Read more

Better collaboration between women and men will strengthen the church

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Promoting better collaboration between women and men in the Catholic Church is not primarily about equality. It’s about allowing the church to fulfil the mission given to it by God, said women at an international conference on priesthood at the Vatican last week. Organized by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the conference examined the theology of the Read more

Suspended psychoanalyst-priest crashes Vatican conference on priesthood

Monday, February 21st, 2022

A suspended psychoanalyst-priest suspected of sexual abuse and banned from ministry crashed a Vatican conference on priesthood last week. Once called the “shrink of the Church”, Fr Tony Anatrella (81), registered for the event on his own accord. He joined around 400 participants in the Paul VI Hall to hear Pope Francis speak, attended the Read more

Punishment for abuse cover-up lopsided, Polish bishops tell Vatican

Monday, October 18th, 2021
Polish bishops abuse punishments

According to a Polish church leader, in a meeting with Vatican officials, several Polish bishops criticised the Vatican for its handling of sex abuse cases. In particular, they highlighted the “disproportionate punishments” inflicted on bishops accused of cover-ups in comparison with convicted abusers. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, told Poland’s Catholic Read more

Pope Francis moves into high gear racing against time and internal opposition

Monday, September 27th, 2021
Pope Francis moves into high gear

Age and illness have not taken the wind out of Pope Francis’ sails. Despite major intestinal surgery last July and his upcoming 85th birthday in December, the Italo-Argentine pope — amazingly! — is showing absolutely no signs that he’s slowing down or planning to close up shop anytime soon. His recent four-day visit to Budapest, Read more

Major Vatican conference on priesthood planned for 2022

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Vatican theological conference

The Vatican has announced a major theological conference titled “Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood”. It will be held in February 2022. Increasing vocations to the priesthood, improving the way laypeople and priests work together and ensuring that service, not power, motivates the request for ordination are all possible outcomes of the 3-day symposium. Read more

Is Cardinal Cupich on his way to the Vatican?

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

On January 30, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, who was in Rome for a meeting of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops. The Holy See Press Office did not release any information on the meeting other than that it took place. Much of the press speculated that the meeting was probably Read more

With Tagle to Rome, Francis signals more changes to come in Vatican posts

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

As Francis did last month when he appointed a fellow Jesuit, Fr. Juan Guerrero Alves, to take charge at the Secretariat for the Economy, the pope is filling a high-level Vatican post with a known friend and supporter of his reform agenda. And some observers wonder if this is the start of a trend that Read more

Bishops’ head defends priestly celibacy

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

The Church should “deepen its understanding of the uninterrupted tradition of priestly celibacy in the Latin rite” says Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Ouellet says a deepened understanding of celibacy is preferable to grabbing at quick solutions to resolve the current lack of priests. He makes the claim in his newly Read more

Pope and German Cardinal in constructive dialogue over binding synod

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has held talks with Pope Francis and Cardinal Marc Ouellet about the German bishops’ plans for a “binding synodal path.” Their meetings followed correspondence earlier this month in which Ouellet told Marx earlier the proposed synodal process could not begin without the pope’s approval. Ouellet included a four-page legal assessment of the Read more