Posts Tagged ‘Open Letter’

Hundreds go to picnic to support embattled US archbishop Comments 0

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Hundreds of San Francisco Catholics showed their support for embattled Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a picnic event last weekend. Eva Muntean, marketing manager at Ignatius Press and a co-chair of the annual Walk for Life in San Francisco, organised the picnic in response to the criticism the archbishop has faced. Archbishop Cordileone said he attended Read more

Removal of US archbishop called for in full page ad Comments 2

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Dozens of prominent Catholics in San Francisco have taken out a full page ad in a major newspaper calling on the Pope to replace the local archbishop. The ad in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 16 stated Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has “fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance”. More than 100 signatories to an Read more

Jesuit O’Collins asks bishops to dump Missal translation Comments 7

Friday, March 13th, 2015

A distinguished Jesuit theologian has asked the world’s English-speaking bishops to dump the “clunky and Latinised” 2011 translation of the Missal. Fr Gerald O’Collins, who taught at the Gregorian University in Rome for 33 years and who holds several doctorates in theology, sent The Tablet an open letter to the bishops. In the letter, he called Read more

100-plus religious leaders oppose US contraception mandate Comments 0

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The leaders of dozens of religious groups have joined the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention in signing an open letter opposing the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. They highlighted the threat to conscience posed by the mandate requiring almost all employers to cover contraception, sterilisation and abortifacient drugs and devices Read more

Church has lost power to inspire Comments 0

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Australian Catholics for Renewal, in an open letter addressed to the Pope and the Bishops of Australia say that the church no longer has the power to inspire people. “It (the Church) has alienated too many adults who were born of Catholic parents, attended Catholic schools and lived a sacramental life,” the letter says. The Catholics for Renewal chairman, Read more