Posts Tagged ‘Church reform’

Plan for halting mass exodus from church underway Comments 0

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

German bishops are looking for ways to halt the massive exodus from the Church in Germany caused by the clerical abuse crisis. The bishops’ conference launched a two-year “synodal procedure” for church reform last weekend, on the first Sunday of Advent. Working together with the lay Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), special synodal candles Read more

Theologians get tough with Germany’s bishops over Church reform Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Theologians in Germany were recently invited to speak to the nation’s Catholic hierarchy about the clergy abuse crisis and they used the rare opportunity to chastise the more than 60 bishops for being too slow in pushing for major Church reform. The theologians were given an entire “study day” to address the German Bishops’ Conference Read more

Church under pressure: Reform or counter-reform Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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Bishop Charles Morerod, who is recognized as one the leading intellectuals among the Catholic hierarchy of Europe, recently told La Croix “the Church reforms itself under the influence of seemingly adverse forces.” The 57-year-old Swiss Dominican, head of the Diocese of Lausanne-Genève-Fribourg since 2011, was referring to the sexual abuse crisis and how it is Read more

Open and lively start to Youth Synod Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Nathanaël Lamataki, a New Caledonia University student (4th-year Law) from Païta parish, is the official representative of the CEPAC Youth at the Bishops Synod. He is pictured above in St Peter’s Square, on the opening day, with a diocesan priest of New Caledonia, Fr Jean-Paul Pouillet, who is having a 3-week break in France. “A great honour Read more

Lay coalition proposes replacements for embattled US archbishop Comments 0

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A lay coalition in an American archdiocese has drawn up a list of potential successors to an embattled archbishop, who is being called upon to resign. The Catholic Coalition for Church Reform in St Paul-Minnesapolis has identified seven nominees to replace embattled Archbishop John Nienstedt. During the first half of November, an “election-like process” will Read more

52 groups wanting Church reform write to Pope Francis Comments 0

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Leaders of 52 groups seeking reform and renewal in the Catholic Church have written to Pope Francis asking for a meeting. They urge the Pope to take immediate action to appoint more women to Church leadership positions. The Pope’s frequent references to pastoral care for people and to the status of women are cited. But Read more

Chair of Pope’s Council of eight to visit New Zealand next week Comments 4

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Cardinal Oscar Rodrigues Maradiaga, the archbishop of Tegucigalpa in Honduras,  who is the Chair of the group of eight advisors, is to visit New Zealand next week shortly after their first landmark meeting concludes on Thursday, (Rome Time). The eight Cardinals, appointed by Pope Francis, who come from around the world will be looking to reshape the current Read more

Views on provocative Catholic TV station anger Detroit archdiocese Comments 0

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

As a Catholic TV station becomes increasingly popular around the world, church officials are trying to tell the public that the media outlet does not represent Catholicism.

In two public statements, the Archdiocese of Detroit has taken the unusual step of publicly criticizing Real Catholic TV, saying “that it does not have the authorization required under church law to identify or promote itself as Catholic.”

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Methodist Church needs to be reformed says Bole Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The Methodist Church in Fiji needs some of its practices reformed to suit 21st Century believers, says Education Minister Filipe Bole. Mr Bole, who was chief guest at the Davuilevu Methodist Theological College graduation on Wednesday, told the gathering many Methodists were joining Pentecostal churches which, according to him, was an indication of “something missing”. Read more

Keeping the Faith – Was it ever lost? Comments 0

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Church reform will not bring back those who left the Catholic Church, says Bob Stewart. He believes so-called “lapsed” Catholics, “continue to be people of faith and have never abandoned their faith; they are simply no longer practicing Catholics.” “As for bringing these folks back to the Catholic Church, I believe what is required is much more Read more