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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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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.

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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.

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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