Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church’

Basque separatist organisation apologises, will disband Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The Basque separatist organisation, ETA, says it will lay down its arms next month. The announcement has Spanish church leaders giving thanks to God. ETA has apologised to its victims, saying it regrets the harm caused by its violent campaign for an independent homeland. “We thank God this terrible nightmare of blood and horror is Read more

The biggest obstacle to the Catholic Church is itself Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The biggest obstacle to preaching the gospel today in Scotland is the Catholic Church itself, says the Bishop of Galloway. Read more           Related Posts:Chile’s Catholic Church calls for drastic solutionResolving sexual abuse – Church wants to shineArchbishop backs global prayer movementFacebook apologises for blocking Catholic content

Synod on women’s role in the Church Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

A synod on women’s role in the life and mission of the Church has been proposed. The proposal is contained in a statement approved by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America’s plenary assembly. The Commission, which includes 22 Latin American cardinals and bishops, said it was both possible and “urgent” to increase opportunities for women Read more

Chile’s Catholic Church calls for drastic solution Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Chile’s Catholic Church has asked for a drastic solution that could include resignations. The call came a day after Pope Francis acknowledged “grave mistakes” in handling a sexual abuse crisis and summoned Church leaders to Rome. At a meeting of Church leadership on Chile’s central coast, Santiago Silva, the president of the Episcopal Conference, said Read more

Mafia connections with Italian church over Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Mafia connections between the Catholic church in southern Italy and organised crime are over. When a Sicilian mobster known as the “boss of bosses” died in prison last month, a spokesman for the Italian conference of bishops said it would be “unthinkable” to give him a public funeral. Read more Related Posts:Mafia godfathers banned from Read more

I have a confession – the Catholic Church’s sins Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017

By the time ye are reading this I will possibly be roasting eternally already in the hottest corner of hell for having dreadfully broken the centuries-old sacred tradition of the Seal of Confession of the Catholic Church. Mighty priests and saints were burned at the stake in the past for refusing to break that seal, Read more

Civility and life in the Catholic Church Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

As I write these words I’m looking at an untitled cartoon from the National Catholic Reporter in the Wojtyla-era 1980s. It’s an image of an elaborate canopy with praying angels draped over a Chair of Peter—in this case, a toilet with the papal insignia. It’s tied to a column that argues, among other things, that the “Catholic Read more

Education and the Catholic church in Papua New Guinea Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Catholic church has a big role in developing education in Papua New Guinea and it plans to provide more and better education services. The National Catholic Education Commission has launched its five-year strategic plan, covering the period from 2017 to 2021. Representatives from the Education Department and development partners joined the Church for the Read more

Church retraumatises sex abuse victim Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A woman has complained the Church retraumatises sex abuse victims through its compensation process. It is unnecessarily agonising” and sent her to “an absolute state of unwellness,” she says. Read more Related Posts:Clerical abuse is “an absolute…Australian Anglican Church: 1,100 abuse complaintsBallarat bishop’s estate to help victims of abuseCatholic Church of Guam sets up $1M Read more

From a communications point of view, ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is a shipwreck Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

I am not a moral theologian or a canon lawyer, so I do not feel qualified to comment on the content of Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’s controversial document on the family that includes a cautious opening to Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried. Being caught up in busy parish life, I also don’t have the time Read more