Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church in Belgium’

Belgian woman sues Church over deaconate training ban

Monday, May 20th, 2024
Belgian woman sues church

A Belgian woman is suing the Catholic Church for gender discrimination after being denied entry into deaconate training. Veer Dusauchoit, 62, claims her exclusion from the programme is solely because she is a woman. “I want to train as a deacon because it interests me and I think that I will then have more tools Read more

Call to ‘abolish the clergy’ ignites controversy in Belgium

Monday, March 13th, 2023
Belgium Abolish the clergy

A booklet arguing that “to abolish clericalism, we must abolish the clergy” has ignited controversy among Catholics in Belgium. The proposal was made in a booklet titled “Let’s return the Church to the People of God! Putting an end to clericalism,” authored by nine Catholics working in healthcare for the Diocese of Liège. The group Read more

Church blessings for same-sex unions not a settled matter

Thursday, October 27th, 2022
same-sex unions not settled

The archbishop of Luxembourg says he thinks the matter of Church blessings for same-sex unions is not a settled matter. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ruled against such blessings. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ made the comment in response to a question about Belgium’s Catholic bishops supporting blessings for unions of same-sex Read more

Young Belgian Catholics contest synodal survey

Monday, September 5th, 2022
Young Belgian Catholics synodal

A group of young Belgian Catholics have written an open letter to the Apostolic Nuncio protesting the national synthesis of the synodal process in Belgium, saying it goes too far in questioning the “magisterium of the Church”. More than 200 young traditional-minded Belgians (aged 15-42) signed the letter saying certain issues, such as the ordination Read more