Posts Tagged ‘Catholic News’

Cologne’s cardinal offers pope resignation over scandals

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
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Cologne’s cardinal, Rainer Maria Woelki, for a second time, has offered his resignation to Pope Francis. Woelki has been facing strong criticism for several months for his responses to allegations of child abuse in the Church. He chose to take a five-month break from his duties last September after the Vatican report accused him of Read more

French Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church rebuts critique

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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Last October, Jean-Marc Sauvé gave the French Bishops’ Conference the report he and members of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church (CIASE) had compiled. Then in November, the French Catholic Academy published a 15-page critique of the report. The Academy has about 70 members. “The most serious defects of the CIASE report, Read more

Young people make short films about hope; huge response

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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The theme “Moved by Hope” inspired hundreds of short film submissions from young people from across the world to a new Catholic-run international film festival. The festival strives to embrace, encourage and empower every young person to become the voice of hope and solidarity. “You, young people, are the architects of the future, signs of Read more

Synod’s about listening to the Holy Spirit, not gathering opinions

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Pope Francis says the two-year process leading to the 2023 synod on synodality is not about “gathering opinions,” but “listening to the Holy Spirit.” He repeatedly stressed the Holy Spirit’s role in decision-making. The three-phase synod opens next month with a diocesan phase, which will run until April. A second, continental phase will take place Read more

Catholic Medical Association and paediatricians sue over ‘transgender mandate’

Monday, August 30th, 2021
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The US Catholic Medical Association has joined a lawsuit against a Biden administration rule. They say the transgender mandate –  reintroduced in May – tramples the conscience rights of doctors opposed to gender-transitioning procedures. The mandate does not provide exemptions for doctors from performing gender-transitioning procedures after a mental health professional’s referral. It overrules their Read more

Social media posts see Catholic priest denied place as uni chaplain

Monday, August 30th, 2021
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Catholic priest Fr David Palmer’s social media posts have seen the University of Nottingham decline to recognise him as a chaplain. “Our concern was not in relation to Fr. David’s views themselves, but the manner in which these views have been expressed in the context of our diverse community of people of many faiths,” the Read more

Head of German Catholic bishops will not deny Protestants Communion

Monday, March 1st, 2021
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The president of the German Catholic bishops’ conference said he will continue to give Holy Communion to Protestants who ask for it. Bishop Georg Bätzing said it was necessary to respect the “personal decision of conscience” of those seeking to receive Communion. CNA Deutsch reported that Bätzing responded to a question about a controversial proposal Read more

The Church needs to form a ‘post-COVID-19’ generation

Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Romanian Catholic archbishop Aurel Percă believes, “there is a need to form a ‘post-COVID-19’ generation that will establish a different kind of relationship between people.” Percă has never led his archdiocese in normal times. He was installed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest in January 2020, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic engulfed Romania. In a Feb. Read more

Bishops’ head defends priestly celibacy

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

The Church should “deepen its understanding of the uninterrupted tradition of priestly celibacy in the Latin rite” says Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Ouellet says a deepened understanding of celibacy is preferable to grabbing at quick solutions to resolve the current lack of priests. He makes the claim in his newly Read more