Advent Group (UK) - Support Group for Priests & Religious since 1969
The Time The Place 1992
- Created: 09 March 2018 09 March 2018
So, I have been digitising my 8mm and VHS video recordings and came across this TV programme from 1992 - 26 years ago ! Hopefully next years Amazon Synod will include the issue of optional celibacy for priests. It takes a very long time for the Church to change but hopefully the Spirit is blowing with the pastoral ministry of Pope Francis.
PAN-AMAZON BISHOP CALLS FOR NEW RULES ON PRIESTHOOD
- Created: 01 November 2017 01 November 2017
Bishop Kräutler said he hoped the Pan-Amazon Synod would lead to admitting married men to the priesthood and to ordaining women deacons
The Special Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region called by the Pope for October 2019 shows Francis’ determination to strengthen episcopal collegiality, according to the former Bishop of Xingu, Erwin Kräutler.
Married priests no longer in public ministry
- Created: 28 August 2017 28 August 2017
The ACP (Association of Catholic Priests) is compiling a database of married priests no longer in public ministry who would consider a return to ministry if the possibility arose.
Please register your interest by contacting
Liamy Mac Nally,
ACP Admin Secretary,
INTERVIEW: ORDAINING MARRIED MEN A POSSIBILITY DUE TO GLOBAL SHORTAGE OF PRIESTS, SAYS POPE FRANCIS
- Created: 10 March 2017 10 March 2017
Pope Francis has said ordaining married men is a “possibility” as the Church grapples with the “enormous problem” of a global shortage of priests, a situation that is most acute in the Argentinian pontiff’s home continent of Latin America.
In an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit Francis said “we have to think about” whether to allow married men of proven character, known as “viri probati”, to enter the ranks of the priesthood, stressing that the Church must not be imprisoned by fear in the face of challenges.
The Shocking Truth Why Pope Benedict Resigned.
- Created: 12 January 2017 12 January 2017
This video (edited version) is intended to educate viewers of the circumstance surrounding the most controversial resignation of Pope Benedict the XVI. The Catholic church is beacon of light and source of hope to many of it's followers, the failings of it's hierarchy to uphold it's theocratic responsibility should serve as a warning to other Christian institutions of the grave consequences of their actions. (Original version published by Frontline)