Posts Tagged ‘Schism’

Flirting with schism

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
charismatic celebrities

The publication of the “testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, is an unprecedented moment in modern church history—and not just because of his demand that Pope Francis resign. The eleven-page document, crafted and published by Viganò with the help of sympathetic Catholic journalists while the pope was Read more

Sect based on child Jesus apparitions guilty of schism

Friday, June 10th, 2016

An Italian sect that arose after alleged apparitions of the child Jesus has been found guilty of schism and has incurred an automatic excommunication. The Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo made the announcement on June 5 concerning the self-styled Universal Christian Church of the New Testament. This followed an examination by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Read more

Top church historian sees Catholic schism ahead

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Influential church historian Diarmaid MacCulloch said he believes Christianity faces a bright future, but predicted the Roman Catholic Church will undergo a major schism over its moral and social teaching. “Christianity, the world’s largest religion, is rapidly expanding — by all indications, its future is very bright,” said MacCulloch, 60, professor of church history at Read more

Vienna Cardinal wants to avoid schism

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Cardinal Kristoph Schoenborn

Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn said he would not lead his diocese into a schism with leaders in the Vatican by letting priests flout Church rules after a group of priests issued a “Call to Disobedience” manifesto to try to press reform. The head of Vienna’s Roman Catholic community ruled out sweeping changes demanded by dissident Read more

Dialogue not sanctions for dissenting Austrian priests

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Austrian media are making the dissident priests’ call to reform something more than it is according to Michael Pruller, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Vienna. Cardinal Schonborn is however interested in working with the dissenting Austrian priests to help bring new life to Viennese parishes, Pruller said. Pruller confirmed that despite media reports to the Read more

Austrian Catholic Church nears schism

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

A highly influential abbot is of the view the divisions in the Austrian Catholic Church in Austria cannot be dampened nor the current conflict resolved by a meeting between the Archbishop of Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonboern and representatives of dissident priests. Abbot Martin Felhofer of the Schlägl Abbey said that a threat of open schism looms Read more