Posts Tagged ‘Crisis’

Catholic Church: changing the institutional model

Monday, October 31st, 2022
Sacrosanctum Concilium,

The Catholic Church cannot avoid institutional change much longer because its institutional model, at least in the West, has passed its “use-by” date. One of the dominant models of perceiving the Church is the model of institution. This model’s decision-making structure is more oligarchical than collegial, and its approach to contemporary questions is preservationist rather Read more

Ireland Church crisis to have clerics filling supermarket shelves

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A leading priest in Ireland has launched a stinging shower against the Catholic Church hierarchy, accusing them of sticking their heads in the sand over a number of crucial issues. Fr Joe McGuane warned that if the current church regime continued,¬†financial problems facing the church could leave some clerics “filling supermarket shelves at night or Read more

Christians in China: Is the country in spiritual crisis?

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Many of China’s churches are overflowing, as the number of Christians in the country multiplies. In the past, repression drove people to convert – is the cause now rampant capitalism?

It is impossible to say how many Christians there are in China today, but government figures estimate there are already more Chinese at church on a Sunday than in the whole of Europe.

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