Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for Clergy’

Lay support in priests’ formation could prevent abuse Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Lay support could contribute to priests’ “essential human formation” and provide their lives with the “necessary spiritual solidarity,” Cardinal Beniamino Stella says. Stella, who is the prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, believes if the laity were more involved in priestly formation, the crisis facing the church would not be so grave. In his view, Read more

Dodgy Vatican monsignor forced to return items to churches Comments 0

Friday, October 31st, 2014

A former high ranking official at the Congregation for Clergy has been forced to return objects of value to churches in Turin. During Msgr Giovanni Carrù’s 20 years as pastor in a Turin parish, many paintings, statues, furniture and other objects were lost and then found in private homes. Two candelabra ended up being among Read more

Pope warns bishops not to accept priests when clergy are few Comments 0

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Pope Francis has warned bishops not to accept priests just because there is a shortage of them in a diocese. In an address to the Congregation for Clergy on October 3, Pope Francis asked bishops to think of the good of the people of God and to study the itinerary of vocations carefully. Vocations are Read more

Vatican congregation backed abusive priests, Aussie prelate says Comments 1

Friday, June 27th, 2014

In the 1990s, a Vatican congregation consistently discouraged bishops from acting against priests accused of child abuse, an Australian archbishop says. Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide was giving evidence at Sydney hearings by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Archbishop Wilson said the Congregation for Clergy had a history of hindering Read more