Posts Tagged ‘Fr William Grimm’

Honest evangelisation needs honest journalism

Thursday, November 25th, 2021
honest journalism

Nearly two decades ago, I was asked to become the editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper published by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan. My first reaction was gut-hurting laughter. When I caught my breath, I said to the priest who had been sent to present the proposal, “Look at my face!” It was, indeed, unprecedented Read more

Forwards to the first century

Monday, August 16th, 2021
honest journalism

One of the first big crises the Church faced was one that Jesus had probably not anticipated. He certainly did not leave any instructions or even advice on how to deal with it. The problem appears in the Acts of the Apostles: “Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists Read more

Giving up Mass for Lent

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

It is the spring sumo season in Japan, one of the six two-week periods of the year when the national sport is played out before huge crowds. But not this year. The media are showing the wrestling tournament taking place in an empty venue. Spectators are banned from the arena. In various parts of the Read more

The question of ‘married men of proven virtue’

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
honest journalism

The agenda for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region being held in Rome includes discussion of the ordination of “married men of proven virtue” (viri probati) to provide opportunities to join in the Eucharist for the Catholics of Amazonia, where a shortage of priests prevents people from sharing in the sacrament for months Read more

Cardinal Sarah: A pink slip for a red hat

Monday, March 19th, 2018
honest journalism

Especially during the tourist season, the church at which I exercise my liturgical ministry receives a large number of visitors. A surprising number of them, usually women, make it a point to tell me with an air of disapproval for what we have on offer that in their home country they only go to Latin Read more

Church must be part of over-population solution: Priest

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The publisher of an Asian Catholic news website has called for the Church to play a role in reducing the Earth’s human population. In an opinion piece posted on ucanews.com, Fr William Grimm noted that Pope Francis’s recent encyclical Laudato Si’ dismissed concerns about overpopulation as a major source of the ecological crisis. Fr Grimm Read more