Posts Tagged ‘guidelines’

US mayor says prelate’s family teachings aren’t Christian

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Philadelphia’s mayor has characterised as “not Christian” guidelines issued by an archbishop on a papal document on marriage and the family. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia recently released pastoral guidelines in the wake of Pope Francis’s post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia. In the guidelines, one of the topics addressed was divorced and civilly remarried Catholics living Read more

New Irish guidelines cover abuse-accused priests’ funerals

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

When a priest accused of sexual abuse dies, care should be taken as to how his funeral is conducted, new Irish child protection guidelines say. The National Board for Safeguarding Children published updated guidelines on Wednesday. They give recommendations if an accused priest dies before an investigation has concluded. In such a case, “careful thought Read more

Theologian: Church must be more than fortress of guidelines

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The Church has to be more than just a fortress of guidelines and norms keeping abusers out and those not abused safe within, a theologian has said. Jesuit Fr James Corkery, a theology professor at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University, said the Church also must be an open, welcoming home for those who have been wounded Read more

Guidelines for Christian-Muslim marriages needed in UK

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The increasing number of Christian-Muslim marriages in the United Kingdom has prompted new guidelines for both priests and imams in these inter-faith situations. Launched by the Christian-Muslim Forum, the guidelines are based on the advice of people of both faiths with many years’ experience in working pastorally with mixed-faith couples. They urge ministers of religion Read more