Posts Tagged ‘Diocese’

Diocese mergers? Why?

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
diocese mergers

The Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, became the centre of controversy last year when Bishop Jeff Monforton announced to his priests in October that the diocese would be merged with the neighbouring Diocese of Columbus, Priests of the diocese pushed back on the plan, arguing that they had not been consulted, and eventually, a planned USCCB Read more

Communist Party tightens grip on naming Chinese bishops

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Observers say a new ruling from the Chinese government is aimed at giving the government-backed Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church control over the election of bishops. Under the new ruling, a diocese has to seek agreement from the Beijing-based BCCCC and religious affairs bureau to begin the process of electing and ordaining a new Read more

Christchurch diocese priests’ AGM

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The AGM of the priests of the Christchurch diocese was held this week on October 16 and 17 in the St. Gregory’s Parish Centre, Bishopdale. This is the annual meeting of Bishop Barry Jones with all the priests of the diocese. During the meeting members are elected to various bodies such as the Council of Read more

Diocese found liable for alleged wrongdoings of priest

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The English diocese of Portsmouth is contemplating an appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court following a judgement that it can be held vicariously liable for alleged wrongdoings of a priest. The diocese says the decision, by two out of three judges in the Court of Appeal, has “far-reaching implications” for faith and other voluntary organisations. The Read more

Radical reshuffle for Boston Archdiocese

Friday, June 10th, 2011

The Boston Archdiocese is considering a radical reshuffle that would unite its 291 parishes into 80 to 120 groups according to an internal memo obtained by the Associated Press. The changes aim to save money in the parishes, which are “in a spiral of financial distress,” church officials say in confidential minutes of meetings where Read more