- Jun 19, 2021
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has not resigned, because in the Catholic system bishops don’t get to resign of their own accord. They can submit their resignation to the pope – in fact, they’re required to do so at the age of 75 – but it’s always up to the pope whether to accept.
Pope Francis has named Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, a member of the Congregation for Bishops, the office that advises the pope on the nomination of bishops around the world.
For some priests and seminarians, “women represent danger, but in reality, the true danger are those men who do not have a balanced relationship with women,” said Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
A court-appointed official for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is alleging failures of Vos Estis.
A Vatican congregation said an allegation of abuse made against Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz of Galveston-Houston “is manifestly unfounded” and he has returned to public ministry.
The German bishops’ plans for a two-year process of consultation and deliberation on key issues facing the Catholic Church must conform to universal church law and must be approved by the pope, said the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
The Trinity “is real, it’s not a dream,” said Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet while presenting his new book with meditations for Holy Week.
Concerning a report that he and Cardinal Donald Wuerl worked out an alternative plan on sex abuse reform ahead of the recent US bishops meeting, Cardinal Blase Cupich told Crux: “At no time prior to the Baltimore meeting did the two of us collaborate in developing, nor even talk about, an alternative plan.”