- Oct 27, 2020
“Musicians and composers, conductors and singers of choirs, liturgical animators, can make a major contribution to the renewal, especially quality, of sacred music and liturgical chant,” Pope Francis told participants of an international conference on Sacred Music held March 2-4.
German Cardinal Gerhard Muller, whose Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was cited by abuse survivor Marie Collins as part of the reason for her resignation from Pope Francis’s anti-abuse commission, has fired back, saying it’s time to drop the “cliche” of a reforming pope being hobbled by internal opposition in the Vatican.
Easter season has arrived, and Pope Francis keeps a rather packed schedule to attend to. Here is the list of events and places he will be over Holy Week and Easter and what he will be doing at each. This is a great time to be in Rome!
“One thing is clear: Temptation is always present in the life of Simon Peter and temptation is always present in our lives. Moreover, without temptation, you cannot progress in faith. In the ‘Our Father,’ we ask for the grace to not fall but not to not be tempted,” Pope Francis told priests of the Diocese of Rome.
The resignation of the lone remaining survivor of clerical abuse from Pope Francis’s anti-abuse commission raises questions about the pontiff’s improvisational management style. If he really can’t get what he wants from the Vatican bureaucracy, is it maybe time to try a different way of getting it?