Creating a Synodal Church - speaking with and listening to each other
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Cardinal Reinhard Marx (63-year-old German Cardinal, who is a top aide and advisor to Pope Francis) has announced plans to allow laypeople in his Archdiocese of Munich to lead parishes where there are no priests.
I truly believe that to address the institutional culture as it relates to the crime of sexual abuse in the Church is for the 2020 Plenary Council (and all of us) to take seriously the presentation by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson at the Australasian Clergy Abuse and Reparation & Prevention Conference in Sydney on 12 November, 2010. Bishop Geoffrey Robinson recommended 12 elements
in church culture that contribute to clerical abuse. It is well worth watching.
Bishops Must Act Now to Help Victims of Sexual Abuse
The Royal Commission on Sexual Abuse is over, but already the needs of victims are not a priority. The Catholic Bishops of Australia stated before the Commission that they could act immediately, yet no action is evident. LifeBoat is a means by which Catholics and the Catholic Hierarchy can do the needful.
There is a malaise in our church! A deep emptiness and even desolation that strikes at the
I believe that the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in
I would like to thank the theology group for initiating this discourse in the parish and commend the
I welcome the news that our Nazareth Parish will be participating in preparations for the 2020
I have today accidentally, and happily, come across your parish website, and was delighted to see
Women in the Church. We need to have some part in decision making not to become priests or bishops!!