Posts Tagged ‘Dr Rocio Figueroa’

Redefine vow of Religious obedience – Kiwi theologian

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

A New Zealand-based theologian and academic says the vow of obedience religious people make needs redefining. Dr Rocio Figueroa made the comment after Pope Francis urged religious and consecrated women “to fight when, in some cases, they are treated unfairly, even within the church; when they serve so much that they are reduced to servitude, Read more

Church must tackle spiritual abuse

Monday, September 28th, 2020
spiritual abuse

Little is being done to target the spiritual abuse that allows the clerical sex scandals to happen says theologian Dr Rocio Figueroa. Figueroa is a lecturer in Systematic Theology at the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand in Auckland. To understand the underlying causes of abuse the Church needs to rethink its ts power structure Read more

NZ researchers argue Jesus may have suffered sexual abuse

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
sexual abuse

A study published earlier this month by two theologians resident in  New Zealand suggests that Jesus himself was a victim of sexual abuse. Dr Rocio Figueroa Alvear is a Peruvian theologian currently lecturing in systematic theology at Good Shepherd College in Auckland and an external researcher at the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at Otago Read more

Lay movements ‘next frontier’ in abuse crisis, NZ ex-Vatican official says

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
lay movements

Rocio Figueroa Alvear is a theologian, an abuse survivor and a consecrated woman-turned-whistle-blower on scandals in her former community. After trying unsuccessfully to raise the alarm both in her order and in the Vatican, she left, and is now a researcher and activist pushing for a change in Church structures that allow abuse and cover-up Read more

Call to defrock 91-year-old NZ priest

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
lay movements

A theology lecturer at the Catholic theological college that educates New Zealand seminarians is calling to defrock 91-year-old priest Magnus Murray, reports the Otago Daily Times. Dr Rocio Figueroa (pictured) of Good Shepherd College, Te Hepara Pai, says the Church’s response needs to be “centred on the victims, not covering up the perpetrators or trying Read more