Posts Tagged ‘Vatican III’

The missing part of Pope Francis’ letter: Vatican III

Monday, August 27th, 2018
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The pope’s letter of 20 August 2018, condemning sexual abuse by clergy and its systematic cover-up begins to show real compassion for those abused and some of the bewilderment and exasperation even good people who supported the Church. The first section of his letter, ‘If one member suffers …’ displays a genuine empathy for those Read more

Those who dream of a third Vatican Council

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The former Franciscan Friar, Leonardo Boff, the leading representative of the Liberation Theology movement – or what remains of it – is simply the latest in the list of individuals who have asked for a Third Vatican Council to be held. He made this request in an article published in Brazilian daily, Jornal do Brasil, Read more

Aussie bishops want Vatican III — on sexual abuse

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Three retired Australian bishops are calling for a new ecumenical council — including lay people — to “confront the issues that contribute to the causes of systemic sexual abuse” in the Catholic Church. The group is led by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, who retired as auxiliary bishop of Sydney in 2004, aged 66, partly because of Read more