Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis and clericalism’

Pope warns clerical abuse is rooted in a sense of superiority

Monday, February 12th, 2024
sense of superiority

Pope Francis cautioned a gathering of priests about the scourge of clerical abuse, asserting that it stems from a sense of superiority among priests. “We can live our priestly ministry well only immersed in the priestly people from whom we come” advised the pope. “This belonging to the people — do not ever let us Read more

Pope Francis warns clergy against spiritual worldliness

Thursday, August 10th, 2023
spiritual worldliness and clericalism

In a letter addressed to the priests of Rome, Pope Francis highlighted the grave peril posed by spiritual worldliness and clericalism within the clergy and the Church. The pontiff cautioned that this temptation risks reducing spirituality to mere outward appearances and distancing it from the core teachings of the Gospel. Pope Francis’s message, although originally Read more