Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Ouellet’

Pope Francis hits out at clericalism and lay elites

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Pope Francis has again hit out at a clerical mindset which obstructs the laity from taking its proper role. The papal criticism came in a letter from Francis to Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. Cardinal Ouellet is also the Prefect for the Congregation for Bishops, which plays a Read more

Some priests turn down chance to be bishop

Friday, February 5th, 2016

It is no longer “exceptional” that some priests turn down an appointment as bishop, says the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Cardinal Marc Ouellet told the Catholic News Service that this does happen nowadays, but the number of priests who do so is not high. Priests decline an appointment as bishop, which is offered Read more

Pope gives ‘concrete’ directions to Congregation for Bishops

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, has told a Canadian newspaper that he has received “very concrete” directions from Pope Francis. The Canadian cardinal, whose congregation oversees the selection of bishops, said what the Pope told him “made me think this man knows where he goes and there is a determination. Read more

The will of God is not yet clear

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

“The will of God is not entirely clear,” Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George told his congregation on Sunday, and as cardinals, yesterday, had their final day of discussions it still seems there is no clear candidate cardinals can agree on. The cardinals, yesterday, held their last pre-conclave talks where they have been talking about the qualities Read more