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Posts Tagged Church Reform

The Curse of Clericalism

Nothing remarkable there; indeed, the sort of things that liturgists have talked about both informally and formally during the past 50 years.

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Association of US Catholic Priests passes resolutions

Resolutions were rejected asking permission to use the 1974 Sacramentary and calling for discussion of women and married men in the priesthood.

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The first 100 days of Pope Francis

“The Argentine soon made it clear that he had no appetite for the creeping traditionalism and pomp of church power that had begun under his predecessor.”

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An era that has passed away

It is clear that Pope Francis does not want to go back 60 years, to a time before the Council. He does not want to restore practices from a bygone era, or claim continuity with them. Significantly, he has named that era as one which has passed away.

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Reforming the Vatican is like nailing jelly to a wall

A half-millennium of attempts to reform the central administration of the Catholic Church has not succeeded.

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Head of German Bishops’ Conference An Office of Female Deacons – UPDATED

Archbishop Zollitsch said that the Catholic Church could only regain credibility and strength by committing to reform.

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Pope Francis: Vatican II was “beautiful work of the Holy Spirit” but some “wish to turn the clock back”

But 50 years later, “have we done everything the Holy Spirit was asking us to do during the Council,” he asked. The answer is “No,” said Pope Francis.

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Cardinal Hummes, Close to Pope Francis: “New Methods of Doing Mass”

“The church does not work anymore.”

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German Cardinal Lehmann Criticizes Pope Benedict on Vatileaks

It displeases Lehmann that Benedict himself didn’t say all he knew about the Vatileaks affair when questioned by the cardinals.

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No Red Cape for Pope Francis: “Carnival Time is Over!”

Pope Francis is sweeping away trappings of court ceremonial left and right.

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