01Nov Vatican II; the ‘sure compass’ of Pope Francis

Richard R. Gaillardetz writing in the National Catholic Reporter maintains that Pope Francis' correcting Cardinal Sarah's misrepresentation of 'Magnum Principium' is but "another concrete confirmation of the pope's single-minded intention to realize the council's reformist agenda. He may be the first post-conciliar pope not to have played a role at Vatican II, but no pope has more comprehensively summoned forth the council's comprehensive call for reform and renewal."

28Oct Silence implies Consent – We must Speak Up! 

We Are Church International (WACI) is inviting us to join in supporting Pope Francis.

26Oct ACTA Conference, (the Catholic Church Reform Movement of England and Wales)

Tony Flannery reports on the conference in Birmingham organized by ACTA, the Catholic Church Reform Movement of England and Wales.
The main theme was to reflect on the future of parishes in the context of the rapid decline in numbers of priests available for ministry. 

22Oct Pope Francis Corrects Cardinal Sarah on Translation

Paddy Ferry offered the following as comments concerning the latest attempt by Cardinal Sarah to undo reforms to the liturgy and his challenge to the recent decision by Pope Francis granting authority to local conferences of bishops over the translation of liturgical texts.

These comments are carried here as a separate item due to the importance of the issue but also to highlight the opposition Pope Francis faces as he tries to decentralise decision making processes from departments in Rome. 
Also attached is commentary by Fr. Anthony Ruff from his praytellblog.com

11Aug Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

Statement by Fr. Roy Donovan -"Deaconesses for Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly!"

Updated with link to interview with Roy Donovan on RTE Radio 1

10Jul Another side of Pope Francis

Brendan Hoban writes in his column in the Western People about the decisive actions of Pope Francis in facing down disobedience amongst some Cardinals.
Also included are links to;
La Croix International   Cardinal Müller’s self-delusion and sense of entitlement
and
www.tonyflannery.com         Muller complains of lack of due process in his sacking!!!!!!

01Jul New Prefect at CDF

America Magazine reports that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, a Spanish Jesuit, as the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and successor to Cardinal Gerhard Müller

28Mar The ongoing missal problem – light at the end of the tunnel?

We carry two interesting articles about the proposed review of ‘Liturgiam Authenticam’, the Vatican's official guide for liturgical translations.

“The New Zealand bishops are delighted with the news that Pope Francis is arranging for a review of the 2001 document Liturgiam Authenticam."

"Why haven’t the American bishops or the other English-speaking conferences joined the New Zealanders in welcoming the review? Have they so bought into Liturgiam authenticam that they now oppose Pope Francis’s plan to review and revise it?"

We could well ask what do our Irish bishops think about this issue?

09Mar “Cardinal Muller should be replaced” – We are Church International

Following the resignation of Marie Collins 'We Are Church International' has issued a call for Cardinal Muller to be replaced at the CDF:

21Feb The Way of Francis – a real alternative

Brendan Hoban writing in the Western People wonders what would happen if Francis was more like Trump in his approach to change; "It would be interesting to imagine, for a moment, what might happen to the Catholic Church if Francis was to adopt Trump’s more robust approach."
He concludes "But clearly that’s not Francis’ way. Because he believes that how you do something is just as important as what you do."




Scroll Up