Cardinal George Pell ordered to stand trial on sex abuse charges

The Australian cardinal appointed by the Pope to control the Vatican’s finances — the Roman Catholic Church’s third highest post — will face trial on sexual abuse charges.

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The Time The Place 1992

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

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.

Read more: PAN-AMAZON BISHOP CALLS FOR NEW RULES ON PRIESTHOOD

Married priests no longer in public ministry

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,
Sheeaune,
Westport,
Mayo

or
087-2233220

or
liamymac[at]gmail[dot]com

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