• A template for real Catholic reform in 2017

    A template for real Catholic reform in 2017

    • Jan 11, 2017

    One of the key principles of reform is the idea of return, or rediscovery. To reform is not to change one’s nature or alter one’s identity, but to return to the truth of oneself that may have become distorted or atrophied over time.

  • Pope vows Vatican reform is real despite resistance

    Pope vows Vatican reform is real despite resistance

    • Dec 22, 2016

    Pope Francis on Thursday conceded that his efforts at Vatican reform have attracted opposition — both “open resistance,” offered in a spirit of constructive dialogue, and “hidden” and “malicious” resistance, which he said “sprouts in distorted minds.”

  • Pundit charges crisis in German church is ‘manufactured’

    Pundit charges crisis in German church is ‘manufactured’

    • Aug 23, 2016

    While there were almost 20,000 Catholic priests in Germany in 1990, today their number has dropped to 14,000, and all signals suggest the decline will continue — with some saying the drop indicates the need for reform, and others suggesting it’s been artificially induced in order to change the Church.