- May 13, 2021
Women protesting for greater inclusion in the Church around the edges of this month’s Synod of Bishops insisted on making it a reality.
Clericalism has led to a distorted view of authority that has contributed to the problems of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience affecting the Catholic Church, said the head of the Vatican’s clergy office.
Pope Francis blamed “clericalism” in the Catholic Church for creating a culture where criminal abuse was widespread and extraordinary efforts were made to keep the crimes hidden.
Priests are not the best people to train others for marriage, according to the head of the Vatican’s office for the family.
One of the Church’s top experts on child sexual abuse says that it’s not a “liberal v. conservative” issue.
Vatican summit of young people reveals real need for guidance, a search for more effective engagement with secularism, and the toxic nature of clericalism.
The opposite of “clerical,” in Pope Francis’s mind, isn’t so much “powerless” or even “poor,” but rather “close.”
In a hearing with members of Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, experts discussed how good business practices might make children less vulnerable. The commission is conducting an inquiry into child abuse within the Catholic Church.