Posts Tagged ‘Curia reform’

Curia reform: Changing attitudes, not just structures Comments 0

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Pope Francis’ plan for the reform of the Roman Curia will change the names of several offices and merge a few of them, but the biggest change it hopes to spark is one of attitude. The last major reorganization of the Curia came with St. John Paul II’s apostolic constitution, “Pastor Bonus” (The Good Shepherd) Read more

Curia reform focus is on mission, not doctrine Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The Vatican’s progress report on the future constitution governing the Roman Curia is “An intense work of consultation and mutual listening”. Doctrine alone is no longer enough to reach an increasingly post-Christian world, says Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Secretary of the Council of Cardinals. He points out that a “fundamental perspective” of Pope Francis’s reform efforts Read more

Leaked Curia reform document means disaster looms for Vatican Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019
curia reform

If there is any truth to the leaks concerning the Vatican’s forthcoming proposal to reform the Curia, it is going to be a disappointment and a disaster. A draft of the proposal, expected to be published at the end of June, was obtained by a Spanish weekly, Vida Nueva, and as the Vatican has not Read more

Three ways to evaluate Pope Francis’ Vatican Curia reform Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019
Thomas Reece curia reform

The cardinals who voted in conclave to elect Pope Francis did so hoping he would reform the scandal-plagued Vatican Curia and make it more responsive to the concerns of the universal church. Six years later, his Curia reform proposals are reportedly to be promulgated at the end of June, although they will probably be leaked Read more

Curia reform still on top of the agenda for Council of Cardinals Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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This week, Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals (C9) met for the 24th time to continue their discussion of curial reform and to work on the draft of a new apostolic constitution outlining the structure and duties of the Roman Curia. They dedicated much of their time to the re-reading of the draft of Read more

Vatican reform nears completion Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Major Vatican reform is almost finished says Secretary of the Pope’s international Council of Cardinals, Bishop Marcello Semeraro. Adding, the work is “nearly complete at the level of proposals made to the Pope. “I think that within a few months this revision will be more or less complete. “Then the Pope will have at his disposition Read more

Some Vatican offices may be decentralised Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Decentralising some Vatican offices as part of a number of Curia reforms is on the cards, communications from Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals suggested after they met last week. This would mean transferring some offices from the Vatican to local bishops or episcopal conferences “in a spirit of healthy decentralization.” The Council said Read more

Pope, C9 Cardinals, curia reform, protection of minors Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The 19th meeting of the Council of Cardinal Advisers has been held this week. Often called the C9, the Cardinals and Pope Francis have examined several dicasteries of the curia; the protection of minors; the economy,  a range of texts Francis has put forward for consideration, and Holy See lay staff and clergy selection and Read more

Vatican Curia gets Christmas bonus with a difference Comments 1

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Power grabbing, living hypocritical double lives, curial and personal rivalry, gossip, and over concern about their appearance and the colour of their robes are among just some of the sins Pope Francis’ identified as belonging to the Vatican Curia. The blistering indictment of the Vatican Curia came at the Pope’s Christmas message. The Pope’s top Read more

Pope Francis’ Curia Christmas message; with a difference Comments 0

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

The tongues are certainly waging worldwide over the Christmas message of Pope Francis. His address to staff at the Vatican – the priests, monsignors, bishops and cardinals gathered for an end of year assessment by the pope of the year that has passed. A few perfunctory words to round out a very busy year or Read more