- John L. Allen Jr.
- Nov 20, 2019
The new document, ‘Placuit Deo,’ coming out of the CDF and approved by Pope Francis, focuses on two errors the pope sees in a growing number of Christians.
On Wednesday in Chile, Pope Francis laid out a vision of the Catholic university as a bulwark against technology-driven forces of globalized postmodernity that are dissolving the bonds of belonging, sweeping away institutions and turning us into consuming individuals obsessed with gratification and increasingly divorced from cultural and religious roots.
Two Catholic bishops in Chile accused of witnessing abuse by the country’s most notorious pedophile priest and covering it up deny those charges, saying the news came as a “profound shock” to them too.
This year’s landmark foreign policy speech by Pope Francis was really about one thing, globalization — and especially the Latin American Church’s view of it.
Nearly six weeks ago, a 25-page letter, signed by 62 theologians and clergy, accused Pope Francis of promoting heresy in ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ his 2016 document on the family. In a statement, the organizers called this ‘filial correction’ an epoch-making act, and it made a huge splash in the press. Why, then, haven’t more of the pope’s critics added their name to it?
Over four months after Pope Francis demanded that the priests of the Nigerian Diocese of Ahiara accept the 2012 appointment of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, the bishop still has not stepped foot in his diocese. The case reflects the ethnic tensions affecting the Church in southern Nigeria, and a resolution to the crisis might require a new approach from the Vatican.