Pope Francis set the right tone in previewing the Vatican’s summit on clerical sexual abuse when he told the Church’s hierarchy that what is expected of them is not only condemnation of the crimes against children and teenagers but also tangible action to ensure that the cover-up culture is closed down and that justice is done.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2019
It’s over. Two thousand years of power and authority, of intellectual superstructure designed to continuously create learned helplessness and obedience may not have ended during the papal visit to Ireland, 2018, but the decline accelerated.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2018
Sat, 07 May, 2016
WHEN, after several years of worldwide consultation, Pope Francis yesterday published Amoris Laetitia — The Joy of Love — he recognised that a code of rules cannot stand permanently fixed and remain relevant or even worthy in an endlessly changing world.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2016
Pope Francis’s suggestion that Donald Trump was “not Christian” because of his views on immigration was not a personal attack on the US Republican presidential candidate, said Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi.
Sat, 20 Feb, 2016
Pope Francis has met with victims of paedophile priests on the last day of his US visit yesterday, and promised to hold those responsible for the scandal accountable as he delivered a powerful warning to American bishops accused of covering up for abusers instead of reporting them to police.
Mon, 28 Sep, 2015