- Dec 7, 2019
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.”
Any way you slice it, a Vatican request to the U.S. bishops to stand down in adopting new measures to fight clerical sexual abuse will frustrate many American Catholics.
For the third time, Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a public letter alleging corruption and failure in the Vatican and by Pope Francis in handling the case of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.