Posts Tagged ‘Church change’

Demographic forces beyond hierarchical control changing US church

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

If “demography is destiny,” then a certain narrative is baked into the data describing the Catholic Church in the United States. Change is the primary theme, the constant reality over decades. In today’s parlance, the church is often said to be at “an inflection point.” Such points certainly seem ubiquitous during the Francis papacy. Change Read more

Can the Catholic Church agree to change anything?

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Sometimes you need to catch your breath when a Vatican official’s speaking echoes a theologian’s writings. Which way is this going to go? Not long ago, the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, echoed a 50-year-old passage from a book by … wait for it … Swiss theologian Hans Küng. Speaking on Spain’s church-owned Read more

The Church needs to change argues Oxford University professor

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

In an frank interview in the Guardian, Diarmaid MacCulloch, a professor of the history of the Church at the University of Oxford, suggests just about every day we listen to the radio, watch TV or read the newspaper we are seeing evidence of a Church that needs change. He says, we see almost daily, evidence that Read more