30Jan Pope orders new investigation into allegations against Bishop Barros

Gerard O'Connell reports in americamagazine.org that Pope Francis has sent "Msgr. Charles Scicluna, the archbishop of Malta and President of the College for the examination of appeals (“in materia delicta graviora,” “in matters of grave crimes”) in the Ordinary Session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to go to Chile to hear those who have expressed their wish to submit elements in their possession".

30Jan A House Divided

Brendan Hoban writing in his Western People column comments on the ongoing opposition to the task of reforming the Roman Curia. He says there is "huge division between those who want reform in the Church and those who are attempting to block it."

30Jan 30 January. Tuesday of Week 4

30 January. Tuesday of Week 4