Category Archives: Church News

Clarification, and Reform2 Too

Some clarification from the Vatican on Cardinal Sarah. Translation from the Italian is here. From the press release: There are not, therefore, any new liturgical directives beginning next Advent as some have wrongly inferred from the words of Cardinal Sarah, … Continue reading

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Appointment for Bishops

With the appointment of Archbishop Cupich to the Congregation of Bishops, does this mean we’ll be seeing a sea change in those who head American sees? More bishops aligned with the priorities of Pope Francis? That’s what most people seem … Continue reading

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Recommending East

Frequent commenter Melody asked about this a bit earlier. I’ve seen it on Facebook and at PrayTell. So a few things come to mind. First, the hosting organization is solidly in the traditional/pre-conciliar camp. So if Cardinal Sarah gets “prolonged … Continue reading

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Of Lament

RNS reported on a Service of Lament in a diocese where I once served. If we had still lived there, I would have asked the young miss to go with me. A few of her classmates were among those victimized. … Continue reading

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Curia Averted

Robert Mickens describes and assesses reform-in-progress, an assessment of doing (or not doing) rather than just write about it in a document. (In that light, I wonder if I should reconsider the ten years of picking through Church docs here.) … Continue reading

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Bishop Accountability

Liam linked word of the Holy Father’s motu proprio on bishop accountability. I haven’t found the actual text yet, but I’m sure it’s soon to be out. I noticed this: … the competent Congregation of the Roman Curia may initiate … Continue reading

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More Deacons?

So, women deacons. You go to bed and get some sleep and wake up and Pope Francis is making some part of the Church explode. One bit of snark: if anybody writes “deaconess” in the comment boxes below, be warned: … Continue reading

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