Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Marc Ouellet’

Court condemns Papabile Cardinal for ‘infamous’ dismissal of French nun

Thursday, April 11th, 2024
Cardinal Ouellet

A civil court in Lorient, France, has ruled against Cardinal Ouellet (pictured) and the Dominicans of the Holy Spirit, holding them responsible for the unjust expulsion of a religious sister from her community. The court found that Cardinal Marc Ouellet dismissed Mother Marie Ferréol from her religious house in Brittany without sufficient cause. Ferréol, who Read more

Quebec cardinal says new claims of sexual assault are ‘defamatory’

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Attorneys representing a woman who has accused retired Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet of sexual assault say two other women have come forward with accounts of alleged sexual assault and other misconduct. The cardinal has denied the claims and contended that the allegations of such “reprehensible behavior” only further defame him. He stressed the need for Read more

Pope accepts resignation of authoritarian French Archbishop

Monday, May 29th, 2023
controversial French Archbishop

In the wake of escalating accusations of misconduct, the resignation of the controversial French Archbishop, Luc Ravel, has been accepted by Pope Francis The resignation acceptance was confirmed in an official statement by the Bishops’ Conference of France over the weekend. Archbishop Ravel’s resignation comes on the heels of an investigation ordered by the Vatican Read more

Pope names missionary bishop to head Dicastery for Bishops

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Pope Francis has named Robert Francis Prevost, an Augustinian missionary who has been serving as Bishop of Chiclayo in Peru, as the new prefect for the Dicastery of Bishops. Bishop Prevost succeeds Cardinal Marc Ouellet, both as prefect and as president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. The Holy Father has accepted the resignation Read more

Archbishop resigns after turbulent six-year tenure

Monday, April 24th, 2023
Prominent French archbishop

A prominent French archbishop has resigned but strongly defends his turbulent six-year tenure. Luc Ravel, the Archbishop of Strasbourg, announced his resignation on April 20. However, he gave no reason for his resignation. “Peace being the supreme good (…), I have presented my resignation to the Holy Father, for whom I pray every day”, he Read more

Sexual assault claims defamatory says Ouellet

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

The cardinal accused of sexual assault against a woman in a class-action lawsuit in Canada has denied any inappropriate behaviour and will not face a Vatican investigation into the claims. Cardinal Marc Ouellet (pictured) issued a statement via the Vatican press office after the Holy See said an investigation into the woman’s allegations determined the Read more

Prominent Canadian cardinal accused of sexual assault

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Cardinal accused of sexual assault

A prominent Canadian cardinal has been accused of sexual assault in a civil suit filed against the Archdiocese of Quebec. Cardinal Marc Armand Ouellet has been named in a class action suit that targets more than 80 members of the clergy in the Quebec diocese, court documents showed. Ouellet is a prefect of the Congregation Read more

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