Posts Tagged ‘Roman Curia’

Only American curia prefect set for demotion Comments 0

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Speculation is mounting that the only American to currently head a dicastery in the Roman Curia is soon to be replaced. Writing for L’Espresso, Vatican journalist Sandro Mangister posited that the next “victim” of Pope Francis’s “revolution” will be the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, Cardinal Raymond Burke. The Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura Read more

The Pope’s war with the Curia Comments 0

Friday, August 29th, 2014

If you want to understand how Pope Francis is planning to change the Catholic church, then don’t waste time searching for clues in the charming, self-effacing press conference he gave on the plane back from South Korea on Monday. It’s easy to be misled by the Pope’s shoulder-shrugging interviews and impromptu phone calls. On his Read more

Pope Francis and his cardinals: not the same hymn sheet Comments 0

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

It was possibly a watershed moment in Holy See media relations. The scene was the Sala Stampa of the Holy See some 10 days ago. Australian Cardinal George Pell was presenting the New Economic Framework for the Holy See, a document which outlines proposed major reforms not only to IOR (the Vatican bank) and to Read more

Asian bishops press Rome for local liturgical translations Comments 0

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Most of Asia’s bishops’ conferences have asked one of their Rome representatives why liturgical translations cannot be done at conference level. This request was put to Cardinal Oswald Gracias from India, who is a member of the so-called C8 council which is advising Pope Francis on reform of the Roman Curia. Cardinal Gracias and Honduran Read more

Top cardinal says Francis’s plans for Church face Curia opposition Comments 0

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Pope Francis’s efforts to build a new way of “being Church” are facing increased opposition from within the Roman Curia, a leading cardinal says. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said this during an address to Franciscan provincials in Florida, according to the National Catholic Reporter. The cardinal said Pope Francis is seeking to build a Read more

Roman Curia set for complete overhaul, not upgrade Comments 0

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Confirmation that Pope Francis intends a complete overhaul of the Roman Curia has been made official following the first meeting of the Council of Cardinals appointed to help the Pope govern the Church. The aim is to emphasise the Curia’s role of service to the universal Church and the local churches “in terms of subsidiarity, Read more

Council of cardinals begins reform talks with Pope Comments 0

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The reform of the Roman Curia, the function of the Vatican Secretariat of State and the role of the Synod of Bishops have occupied Pope Francis and his advisory council of cardinals during their first meeting. The three-day meeting opened with a talk by the Pope on the ecclesiology of the Second Vatican Council. This Read more

Pope announces new appointments in curia Comments 0

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Pope Francis on Saturday confirmed the appointment of new officials in the Roman Curia. American Archbishop Augustine Di Noia was named an “adjunct secretary” of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, where he previously served as under-secretary from 2002 to 2009. Italian Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, previously the prefect of the Congregation for the Read more

Cardinal Pell says Pope has ‘set a cracking pace’ Comments 0

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Cardinal George Pell, one of eight cardinal advisors chosen by Pope Francis, believes the new Pope has “set a cracking pace” in his first 100 days in office. But the Sydney cardinal expressed some concern for the Pope’s health under the work regime he has set himself. “He’s not a young man and he seems Read more

Pope Francis’ G8 and changing the Church Comments 0

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Pope Francis I’s weekend announcement of a new council, the Group of Eight (G8), to advise him on Catholic Church governance and reforming the Church’s central administration (the Roman Curia) has been called the “most important step in the history of the church for the past 10 centuries” by Church historian Alberto Melloni. The group includes Australian Read more