Posts Tagged ‘Ministry’

Think tank of religious brothers says they are invisible Comments 0

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A think tank of religious brothers in the United States says they are an invisible group in the Church, but that allows them the freedom to be ordinary men performing an extraordinary ministry. In a country where the number of Catholic brothers fell from 12,271 in 1965 to 4477 in 2012, representatives came together from Read more

Ministry — the elephant in the Church Comments 0

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

“Viewed overall, the state of the Church is not too encouraging. In the space of a single generation, the deepening dearth of priests will lead to the collapse of the entire structure of parish administration, and I cannot see sufficient courage or creativity among those who have assumed responsibility for running the Church as an institution Read more

Two Melbourne sex abuser priests still allowed to minister Comments 2

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Two priests, one convicted of sexual abuse, and another charged with 30 sex offences were, in the 1990s, allowed to continue ministering in the Melbourne archdiocese. The discovery, reported in The Age, is the result of confidential documents obtained by the paper. The Age reports that the documents show how senior church leaders continued to Read more

Predator priests transferred without warning Comments 0

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A legal case in Philadelphia is drawing special attention, because for the first time, prosecutors are charging a church official for allegedly transferring predator priests to new parishes without warning. If found guilty, former secretary for the clergy, Monsignor William Lynn faces a possible 28 years in prison. On Friday, Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes said Read more