Posts Tagged ‘Church ministry’

Human rights case could prompt changes in the hiring and training of church ministers. Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019

The Anglican Church is facing a landmark case from a parishioner arguing it should be responsible for abusive priests – one of whom allegedly harassed her in counselling sessions after her baby’s death. It will be the first time a New Zealand church has been tested as an employer under human rights law, and if Read more

Married priests offer tantalising possibilities Comments 0

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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God writes straight with crooked lines. -Portuguese Proverb The question of the theology of ordination to the priesthood just isn’t going to go away. First, in a meeting with Italian priests in Rome in February, the Pope, they tell us, said that he is going to put the topic of the ordination of married men “into Read more

Ministry — the elephant in the Church Comments 0

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

“Viewed overall, the state of the Church is not too encouraging. In the space of a single generation, the deepening dearth of priests will lead to the collapse of the entire structure of parish administration, and I cannot see sufficient courage or creativity among those who have assumed responsibility for running the Church as an institution Read more