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Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on bishops from around the world to revive the Christian faith among those who have forgotten or abandoned it.
The Church needs a new â€śmissionary dynamicâ€ť of lay people and must pay â€śparticular attention (to) baptized people who do not live according to the requirements of the baptism,â€ť he said as 262 bishops wound up a three-week huddle that broached all major issues and crises shaking the 2,000-year-old institution.
Clerics must also apply â€śnew methods, a new language that suits different culturesâ€ť in their bid for a â€śnew evangelism,â€ť he said during a closing mass at Saint Peterâ€™s....
Emily Bourke wrote: A senior Catholic Church officiakl has faced intense questioning over the Catholic Church's Towards Healing scheme for dealing with victims of child sexual abuse. Late last year, the royal commission heard from four different victims who went through Towards Healing and how the mediation process and the compensation payments varied....
Something of a roundabout way of getting news about America, from Australia.
SNAP... wrote: "Once again, another high-ranking Catholic official who repeatedly endangered kids and enabled predators is escaping punishment," an advocacy group, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), said in a statement following the latest ruling.
"If kids are to be safer, we need to hold employers more responsible, not less responsible, for putting innocent children in harm's way," the group said.
Royal Commission examined vow of chastity and Church's sex offenders program wrote: The royal commission into child sexual abuse has been told that the Church ran a program for clergy who were sexual offenders which treated up to 40 priests and brothers each year. A leader of the Marist Brothers has told the inquiry the vow of chastity taken by Catholic clergy could be to blame for the phenomenon of child sexual abuse. Another leader from the Marist Brothers has told the inquiry that the Church has historically regarded sexual abuse of children as a moral problem rather than a criminal matter.
1 Timothy 4 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods, which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.---NASB
It's a pity that one couldn't get SA to highlight this in-depth investigative reporting of For Roger Mahony, clergy abuse cases were a threat to agenda, (and no I didn't try, before anyone accuses me of complaint in this type of action!) by the LA Times. The URL was in the article about abuse of children by the Romish Church in Minn..
Jim Lincoln wrote: [Ah, ABC no has a short interview with this "prince of the church," If you don't want to listen to it, there is also a transcript attached to the story, Archbishop apologises for Catholic Church's handling of sexual abuse. The rest of my comment from post from yesterday makes a good tagline for today's message, so there it be. ]