Francis’ boundless energy and dedication to peace and justice stands in stark contrast to the dithering way he is handling question of women deacons in his own church. His passionate cause for unity among churches and with people of other faiths, it seems, stops short of the women of his own church who are asking simply for more inclusive ways to serve. (National Catholic Reporter)
In the Vineyard :: May 13, 2019 :: Volume 19, Issue 9
Under the scope of the new laws, such disclosure (of abuse or coverup) could be rather wide-ranging, even retroactively. Article six of the apostolic letter makes clear that anyone who is serving or has served as a bishop can be investigated for acts committed during the time of their ministry. (National Catholic Reporter)
The Heat: Catholic Church sexual abuse
Pope Francis, the leader of over one billion Roman Catholics across the world, is visiting Eastern Europe this week with stops in Bulgaria and North Macedonia. He has been talking about issues like wealth inequality, and he’s defended migrants.
BOSTON, Mass., May 8, 2019 – Pope Francis said yesterday (May 7) that, after two years of work, members of his study commission on women deacons do not agree whether women were ordained deacons in the early Church in the same way as men.