Category: News

German Church to abandon mandatory celibacy?

Against a background of deep division among bishops, Cardinal Reinhard Marx forecasts turmoil over 'tradition' in 2019.

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Pope Francis calls US bishops to change of mindset

'A Living Fabric has Come Undone...' "In recent years, the Church in the United States has been shaken by various scandals that have gravely affected its credibility..."

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WAC_I Event: Marie Collins, 14th January 2019

Marie Collins speaking on 'How Pope Francis and the heads of Bishops’ conferences might tackle the clerical abuse scandal'

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Note to newspaper editors: Change ‘church’ to ‘hierarchy’: Thomas Reese

It was not 'the Catholic Church' that failed to protect children from clerical predators, writes Thomas Reese SJ. It was Catholic bishops and superiors.

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ACP Letter to Irish Bishops calls for a National Assembly to discuss Church Reform and Renewal

Dear Bishops, We write in the aftermath of the visit of Pope Francis. It was a strange few days. On the one hand, the palpable delight of so many in the visit of Pope Francis and the lift it has given to the Irish Church. On the other, a sinking feeling that the visit and...

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The Hidden Cost of Unaccountability

New website - jonahcoming.com - highlights the hidden costs of unaccountability in the church - for women and for clergy themselves.

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Time for Action

'The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better' Fr. Richard Rohr - Emerging Church ...statistically Catholicism is still the biggest religion.

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The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis- A Synodal Catholic Church in Ireland

HOWTH PARISH REFORM AND RENEWAL GROUP                                                                           will meet on                     ...

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‘No little disappointment’: Fr Gerry Moloney

"Starting out, I never dreamed I would fall foul of Rome." Fr Gerry Moloney tells of his disillusionment with an institution that acts unjustly.

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Peter McVerry calls for all to act on homelessness

“The homeless and housing crisis is the biggest social problem that Ireland has faced in a generation,” argues Fr. Peter McVerry SJ. He calls for support for a rally at Leinster House on October 3rd.

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