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Church’s inability to put victims first is ‘moment of shame’, Pope says after publication of French report

By Michael Otto | October 7, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Catholic Church’s inability to make victims of abuse their top concern is a cause for intense shame, Pope Francis said. In the wake of a major report investigating the extent of sexual aggression and abuse against minors in the Church in France, the Pope said, … Read More about Church’s inability to put victims first is ‘moment of shame’, Pope says after publication of French report

Listening, prayer, communion key to Australia council, pope says

By Catholic News Service | October 5, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has asked members of the Plenary Council of the Catholic Church in Australia to listen to one another carefully and prayerfully discern God’s call, always in communion with him and the entire Catholic Church. As the working sessions of the council began on October … Read More about Listening, prayer, communion key to Australia council, pope says

Church leaders call for support for service to commemorate Irish partition

By Michael Otto | October 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

DUBLIN (CNS) – Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, has joined other Christian leaders in appealing for “prayerful support” from congregations for a service to mark the centenary of the division of the island of Ireland. The ceremony is due to be held in Armagh, Northern Ireland, the country’s … Read More about Church leaders call for support for service to commemorate Irish partition

Head of German bishops calls for courageous change in Church, society

By Michael Otto | September 30, 2021 | 2 Comments

BERLIN (CNS) – As German Catholics prepare for their second Synodal Assembly, Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of German bishops’ conference, called for courageous change in Church and society. He spoke of a “turning point” and a “creeping loss of relevance” of the Catholic Church, and criticised the Vatican’s … Read More about Head of German bishops calls for courageous change in Church, society

Cardinal Burke’s recovery from Covid-19 is slow going

By Catholic News Service | September 29, 2021 | 1 Comment

LA CROSSE, Wis. (CNS) – US Cardinal Raymond Burke said he is continuing steady progress in his recovery from Covid-19, but explained that it is slow going in a letter to supporters and friends. In a letter dated September 25, the 73-year-old cardinal thanked people “with all my heart, for … Read More about Cardinal Burke’s recovery from Covid-19 is slow going

SSPX leader says vaccination can be morally ‘prudent’

By Catholic News Service | September 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

ROME (CNS) – While denouncing as an “abuse of power” coercive measures to promote vaccination against Covid-19, a leader of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X said getting vaccinated “may sometimes be an eminently prudent act in the moral sense of the term”. Father Arnaud Sélégny, secretary general of … Read More about SSPX leader says vaccination can be morally ‘prudent’