Posts Tagged ‘Synod of Bishops on Synodality’

Pope Francis supports the female diaconate, says advisor

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
Linda Pocher

A Spanish theologian who advises Pope Francis revealed that while the issue of women’s ordination remains unexplored, the pontiff advocates for the female diaconate. Sr Linda Pocher, speaking to Europa Press, clarified that the Catholic Church is not considering women’s priestly ordination, yet the pope actively supports the idea of female deacons. Participating in the Read more

Vatican calls claims that cardinal withdrew from synod over abuse case ‘pure fantasy’

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

After media reports suggesting that Spanish Cardinal Luis Ladaria’s withdrawal from the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality was tied to his handling of the case of a prominent Jesuit artist accused of abuse, the Vatican called those claims “pure fantasy.” “Regarding some media articles relating to the reasons for why Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer will Read more

5,000 Italian ex-priests mobilise in favour of optional celibacy

Monday, March 27th, 2023
why priestly celibacy

A group of some 5,000 Italian ex-priests who’ve gone on to become married is mobilising in advance of October’s first Synod of Bishops on Synodality to advocate for making celibacy optional in the Catholic Church. The group notes that calls to rethink the celibacy requirement have circulated in various Catholic arenas of late, from the Read more