Seamus Ahearne has time on his hands as he waits to metamorphose from his cocoon. However he wonders “what will emerge for us as Church”….”Our creative juices can be sharpened over these weeks and months. No longer will it matter if we have female deacons or priests or celibates. We will be on call to answer the needs. And those needs will be different and new.”
The ” post discussion report” of the General Rapporteur, Card. Péter Erdő is published here in full so you can read it and form your own opinions.
Certainly, the tone and language are entirely different to what we are accustomed to hearing in Vatican documents in recent years.
The problem of the shortage of priests is not new, nor is it confined to Europe.
TEAMS OF ELDERS: Moving Beyond “Viri Probati”, was published in 2007 by Bishop Fritz Lobinger.
We carry a review of his book by Michael Shackleton published in 2008 in “The Southern Cross”, South Africa’s Catholic Weekly.
Bishop Fritz Lobinger is the retired bishop of Aliwal, South Africa.
He has also expressed his opinions in the second article that we carry as published in U.S. Catholic.
The prayer after Communion seems to say we learn to love the things of heaven from the passing things of this world – but the Latin prays that it be from the mysteries celebrated in the liturgy. See letter in Tablet of 5 Nov: http://www.thetablet.co.uk/pdf/5298
Marie Collins speaks on how Pope Francis and the heads of Bishops’ conferences might tackle the clerical abuse scandal.
7.30 pm Monday 14 January 2019
Mercy Centre International, 64A Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
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