Posts Tagged ‘Toowoomba’

Bishop Morris tell-all book blocked by four Aussie bishops

Friday, June 20th, 2014

At least four Australian bishops have banned or restricted sales of a book by Emeritus Bishop William Morris, which details how he was sacked by Pope Benedict. Bishop Morris’s book “Benedict, Me and the Cardinals Three”, published by ATF Press, is banned from sale in Catholic bookshops in Toowoomba and Brisbane. It is only available Read more

Pope’s lack of English partly responsible for Toowoomba bishop’s sacking

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

A personal note, written by Pope Benedict, acknowledges the pontiff’s lack of English created a misunderstanding between himself and the former bishop of Toowomba, Bill Morris. Commenting on Morris’ letter in which he accuses the Vatican of a “lack of care for the truth,” Nuzzi’s Vatileaks book has the Holy Father writing, “Obviously there was a Read more

Irish bishop: end priestly celibacy requirement

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Retired Irish Catholic bishop, Edward Daly has added his voice calling for the end of the church’s celibacy requirement for priests. “Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, major decisions must be made,” Daly writes in his new book A Troubled See, Memoirs of a Derry Bishop. Daly, who as a priest, and waving just a Read more

Toowoomba bishop Bill Morris farewells his flock

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Bishop Bill Morris, bishop of Toowoomba who was forced by the Vatican to resign early, was farewelled at a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday.

The congregation overflowed from the cathedral into outside marquee where the service was broadcast live.

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Vatican needs to be transparent: Toowoomba Catholics

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Catholics in the Toowoomba diocese are protesting at the lack of natural justice that forced the early resignation of Toowomba bishop, Bill Morris. Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell labelled protesters as a “predictable chorus” and a “minority.” However spokesperson for the group, Fr Ray Crowley denies both these labels. “We want to show the Read more

Toowoomba ‘visitor’ gets Philadelphia job

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Love him or hate him, Archbishop Charles Chaput is impossible to ignore. The Archbishop responsible for the Toowoomba Diocese visitation is Pope Benedict XVI’s choice as the new chief shepherd of the embattled Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Few American bishops relish public debate more than the 66-year-old Chaput, whose background is in the Capuchins, and who’s widely Read more

Portugal’s Cardinal: Women priests in God’s time

Friday, July 1st, 2011

There will be women priests “when God wills” according to the archbishop of Lisbon, Portugal, Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo. The veteran cardinal, a one-time contender for the papacy, says there’s “no fundamental theological obstacle” to the ordination of women as priests in the Catholic Church. Rather, he suggested, it has never been done from the time Read more

Has Secrecy a Place in the Church?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Gerald Arbuckle reflects on the removal of Bishop Morris: The recent, unfortunate forced early retirement of Bishop Morris of Toowoomba has caused significant disquiet, not just in Australia, but throughout the Catholic world says Gerald Arbuckle. Even the Australian Bishops’ Conference, while reaffirming their loyalty to the Pope as the head of the College of Bishops, Read more

Vatican wanted rid of Toowoomba bishop since 2006

Friday, May 13th, 2011

A new internal report given to the Australian media discloses the Vatican tried to be rid of Toowoomba Bishop, William Morris, since 2006. According to the Catholic News Agency, the document also confirms that the Vatican removed Morris for abuses in the celebration of the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and for advocating women’s Read more

Bishop’s resignation highlights crisis of authority

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

We are living in a particularly difficult time; there is an undeniable crisis of authority in the Church. It is not a simple problem and instant answers, although desirable, are not possible. Bishop Morris’s resignation highlights one of the Pope’s fundamental roles: to preserve the unity of the Church. He has the task of building bridges between diverse and sometimes opposing groups Read more