Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for Bishops’

Sacked archbishop to remain on Vatican bishops committee

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Archbishop Michel Aupetit said on Friday he will stay on in his position as a member of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, after receiving encouragement from Pope Francis. In an interview with Vatican News on Feb 4, Aupetit said Pope Francis “renewed his support for me” and again said he thought the former archbishop of 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

Vatican tells US bishops not to vote

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The Vatican has told US Catholic bishops not to vote on proposed new steps their Conference has developed to address the clergy sex abuse crisis. The directive not to vote came from the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, said US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. DiNardo said he was told the evening before Read more

Pope appoints pastoral prelate to Congregation for Bishops

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Pope Francis has made a key appointment that signals he wants a pastoral voice to be involved in the selection of bishops. The Pope has appointed Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich to the Congregation for Bishops. Archbishop Cupich replaces the late Cardinal Francis George on the congregation. Continue reading

Pope Francis shakes up important Congregation for Bishops

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Pope Francis has reshuffled the membership of the Congregation for Bishops, one of the most important organizations in the Vatican. On Monday, the Vatican announced the removal of Cardinal Raymond L. Burke from the group and replaced him with another American, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C.. Burke is known as an outspoken critic of Read more

Pope gives ‘concrete’ directions to Congregation for Bishops

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, has told a Canadian newspaper that he has received “very concrete” directions from Pope Francis. The Canadian cardinal, whose congregation oversees the selection of bishops, said what the Pope told him “made me think this man knows where he goes and there is a determination. Read more