Posts Tagged ‘Fr Paul McGavin’

Aussie theologian proposes criteria for bishop selection Comments 1

Friday, July 24th, 2015

An Australian theologian has suggested 12 criteria for selecting new bishops. University of Canberra chaplain Fr Paul McGavin explained his criteria in a 2000-word article in L’Espresso. He started by stating that ordination does not change a man. “He has access to the authority and grace of Holy Orders. Whether or not these are enacted Read more

Theologian asks Pope to ditch bishop interventions at synod Comments 2

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

An Australian theologian has asked Pope Francis to ditch the 10-minute “interventions” made by bishops at the upcoming synod on the family. In a wide-ranging open letter to the Pope, Fr Paul McGavin said such interventions lead to “bald and combative declarations”. Rather, Fr McGavin proposed a process oriented to “dialogue and learning”. He suggested Read more