Prosecutors dictated to Kansas City’s criminal, but continuing, Bishop Finn the specific policies he must follow, as nearby Federal prosecutors buried Finn’s protected pedophile priest with a 50 year prison term.
UNITED STATES Vatican Insider The bishop emeritus of Sidney has declared this in Baltimore during a symposium of catholic homosexuals MARIA TERESA PONTARA PEDERIVA Rome It has been known for a while that the Church is often perceived as an agency that claims to teach people what they should or should not do, like an oasis of control inside a secular culture of "freedom".
Francis must promptly make the Church’s leaders accountable to the faithful, the Gospels and civil law, especially with respect to protecting defenseless children.
He must initiate and enforce specific and effective policies to do this, before government prosecutors from Australia, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, the USA, Peru, Chile, Argentina, the Phillipines, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, or from dozens of other countries, do so for him.
At the same time, there are endless polls that suggest contraceptive use by more then 98% of women, independently of their religious convictions.
It is also known that the recourse to freedom of conscience and personal freedom is one of the conciliar acquisitions more used in the matter of family pastoral matters, and that various moral theologians prefer expressing themselves with extreme caution.
Jerry Slevin The optimistic hopes of many Catholics about the upcoming meetings next week of Pope Francis and his eight man Cardinals’ reform committee are beginning to fade.
Various new Vatican reports, leaks, etc., are playing down the meetings as very preliminary, only advisory and mostly secret. Pope Francis has little time left to reform the Catholic Church.
This is a misleading image that contains a series of prejudices that have to be dispelled, but where nobody can call themselves free of responsibilities.
The idea that the path to holiness is not an simple passing of an exam of good conduct, but an increase in closeness to God and His freedom is not very widespread nowadays, not even among Catholics, who - according to studies and polls in this regard - end up making their own independent decisions on matters of morality.
He cannot afford to procrastinate, in my considered view as an international lawyer.
If he fails now , he also will likely be compelled to resign like his predecessor, ex-Pope Benedict, ignominousily had to.
The London diocese, headed by the Bishop of London Richard Chartres – the third most senior Church of England cleric – faced a call by the bishop’s own independent inquiry to consider punishing two priests criticised after a trainee vicar raped two Christian girls.