Ex-FBI agents to help investigate cardinals on abuse and corruption

US lay people are launching a new initiative to assess cardinals’ records on combatting abuse and corruption. Better Church Governance has signed up former FBI agents as investigators, led by Phil Scala, a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent. Academics, lawyers and

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Learning to take your leave

On Thursday Pope Francis tweaked the Church’s policies on bishops and Curial officials reaching the age of retirement, indicating that they should accept what God wants, whether accepting retirement or accepting continued service. The changes were made through a motu proprio entitled Imparare

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2018-02-16T10:09:42-08:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

With Pope’s cardinal picks, Bernardin’s ‘seamless garment’ is back

The following comes from an October 9 Crux article by John L. Allen Jr.: By naming Blase Cupich of Chicago, Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis and Kevin Farrell, formerly of Dallas, as cardinals, Pope Francis has moved the senior leadership of the

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2016-10-10T15:08:25-08:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |43 Comments

German Catholic Church relaxes morality clauses for employees

The following comes from a May 7 Crux Now article by Michael O'Loughlin: The Catholic Church in Germany has relaxed so-called morality rules for employees, meaning employees who divorce and civilly remarry or who enter into a gay relationship will

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