Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for the Clergy’

Laity must be included in Rome – Germany parish document talks Comments 0

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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The German bishops, planning to talk with the Vatican about parish reform want laity included in the discussion. News of the move came after a meeting of the bishops’ conference 27 member Permanent Council, reports the German Catholic news agency KNA. The Conference’s permanent council says Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg (pictured), would “accept the Read more

Vatican’s new document on parishes has critics Comments 0

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The Vatican’s new document on “the pastoral conversion of the parish community at the service of the Church’s evangelizing mission” has not been well-received by all. The new document, an instruction rather than law, deals with the theme of the pastoral care of parish communities. It’s focus is on what parish communities mean to the Read more

Vatican guidelines for priests’ children released from secrecy Comments 0

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Vatican guidelines for the way the Church should treat children of priests have been released after after a meeting with Vincent Doyle, a prominent campaigner on the issue. Doyle, whose father was a priest, is a member of  Coping International, an organisation that campaigns for the rights of priests’ children. Although the guidelines are not Read more

Trainee priests moving from seminaries to communities Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Trainee priests in France are swapping their boarding school seminary isolation for community-based housing. Many have already relocated from enclosed suburban retreats into city centres. So far seminarians from the dioceses of Lille, Orleans, Nantes, Lyon, Rennes and Paris have relocated. The change in living arrangements responds to Pope Francis’s wish for trainee priests to Read more