Posts Tagged ‘Church law’

Women can be in charge of a parish Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Catholic bishops are not making full use of Church law, says Cardinal Oswald Gracias. Gracias is one the eight-member Council of Cardinals Pope Francis established in 2013 to help with governing the Catholic Church and reforming its central administration. Women may perform most of the roles currently undertaken by men, he maintains. Noting that while Read more

What excommunicating the mafia means Comments 0

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Pope Francis used the e-word against the mob for the first time this weekend. The Holy Father was celebrating mass on Saturday in Calabria, a mob-heavy region in southern Italy, when he deviated from his prepared remarks and announced that the mafia are excommunicated. “Those who go down the evil path, as the Mafiosi do, are Read more