Posts Tagged ‘corruption in Catholic church’

Priests split on misappropriation accusations by Bishop

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

A split has emerged over the allegations of misappropriation of more than US$100,000 by Bishop Hubertus Leteng of Ruteng in Indonesia. In June at least 69 of 167 diocesan priests together with some lay groups, called on Leteng to resign. But, in recent weeks, some priests on Flores Island have been coming to the defence Read more

Scores of Indonesian priests quit in protest

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Scores of Indonesian priests quit their posts after accusing a bishop on the Catholic majority island of Flores of embezzling more than US$100,000 of church funds for personal use. At least 69 priests from Ruteng Diocese submitted letters of resignation this week and demanded that Bishop Hubertus Leteng heed their calls for a complete overhaul Read more

Which Catholic Church?

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Being about the only professor at a liberal, tolerant, cosmopolitan Western university who is known to be a practicing Catholic — baptized at the age of two weeks — I have been asked frequently in recent times about what I think will happen to the church in the light of Pope Benedict’s resignation. Will it Read more