Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Ratzinger’

Ratzinger was rendered speechless by abuse cases Comments 0

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was sometimes rendered speechless by the clergy sexual abuse cases that came across his desk. Cardinal Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, headed the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation, which St John Paul II put in charge of overseeing cases of clerical sex abuse against minors in 2001. Speaking to Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, Archbishop Read more

Cardinal dumped by newspaper for ‘papal plagiarism’ Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

A Peruvian newspaper has dumped articles by a local cardinal after it was found they contained unattributed statements by popes. El Comercio stated it would not publish any more articles by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, who is Lima’s archbishop. The newspaper, described as the paper of record for the Peruvian establishment, deleted the articles from Read more

Liberation Theology father likes ‘atmosphere’ under Francis Comments 0

Friday, May 15th, 2015

One of the founding fathers of Liberation Theology has acknowledged a clear “change in atmosphere” in the Church under Pope Francis. Fr Gustavo Gutiérrez said that with Francis it’s easier to push the global Church to have a special concern for the poor, “something we find in the Scriptures”. But the Peruvian theologian said there Read more

Benedict XVI and the end of the ‘virtual Council’ Comments 0

Friday, April 26th, 2013

In one of the last acts of his pontificate, Benedict XVI gave an address to the clergy of the Diocese of Rome on the Second Vatican Council.  In the address he drew a distinction between what he termed the Virtual Council, or Council of the Media, and the Real Council or Council of those who actually produced Read more