Category: News

‘I pray for good humour’ – Pope Francis

How Pope Francis stays happy in spite of criticism - and what he said about clericalism to Irish Jesuits on August 25th, 2018.

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February 1919 summit – ‘highest stakes gamble’ for Francis

Respected Catholic commentator, John Allen, believes that the February 1919 summit of bishops in Rome could be critical for the present papacy.

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Worldliness – status seeking – the heart of the crisis: Michael Sean Winters

NCR columnist links US Catholic opposition to Pope Francis to the tendency of wealthy US Catholics to reject the Gospel protest against favouring those with wealth.

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‘Woman Spirit Rising’ – Dr Mary Hunt, Trinity College, Sep 10th, 2018

Trinity College, Dublin, to hear more on the worldwide struggle for the just representation of women in the Christian and other religious traditions.

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NCR: The challenge facing Pope Francis: decisive action or failure

The USA's premier Catholic reformist journal argues that the present crisis for Pope Francis is 'make or break' for his papacy.

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ACI Press Release: Pope Francis needs to reveal combat plan

ACI calls on Pope Francis to accept Vatican responsibility for the failures of so many bishops, and to respond to Cardinal O'Malley's call for strong action.

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Clerical child abuse: Pope Francis – end clericalism, show solidarity

Pope Francis calls for solidarity with all victims of clerical abuse, but does not resolve the question of the accountability of bishops.

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Ian Elliott: Catholic deference a ‘major problem’

Deference to Catholic bishops means that independent monitoring of child safeguarding is needed, according to the former CEO of the NBSCCC.

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ACI supports Marie Collins’s call to Pope Francis to act

ACI Press Release supports Marie Collins in her call to Pope Francis to act decisively to resolve the global clerical abuse crisis.

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Vatican ‘sought deal’ with Irish State to bury church documents – McAleese

In 2003 the Vatican wanted an agreement with the Irish state - with abuse inquiries ongoing - that Irish church documents would not be accessed.

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