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  • Vatican article says ‘main obstacle’ for Pope Francis is bishops, priests

    Vatican article says ‘main obstacle’ for Pope Francis is bishops, priests

    Shortly after one Vatican article stirred debate by asserting there’s an “ecumenism of hate” in the U.S. between conservative Evangelicals and Catholics, another over the weekend asserted that the “main obstacle” to implementing Pope Francis’s vision for the Church is “closure, if not hostility” from “a good part of the clergy, at levels both high and low.”

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  • A new procedure for bishops’ ad limina visits to Rome

    A new procedure for bishops’ ad limina visits to Rome

    The usual ad limina visit to Rome that bishops make every five years to meet the pope and share with them their issues and concerns have become increasingly less formal under the pontificate of Pope Francis who recently added an additional meeting with the heads of the Vatican dicasteries.

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  • Abuse survivor wants papal panel to push back on Vatican resistance

    Abuse survivor wants papal panel to push back on Vatican resistance

    On Saturday, Pope Francis called Marie Collins, an abuse survivor who recently quit his Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors citing Vatican resistance to reform, a “great woman” and said she’s “right on some things.” In a Crux interview, Collins expressed gratitude but also said that the Church still needs uniform global standards and a way to hold bishops accountable.

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