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Decolonisation and the Pan-Amazon Synod

Decolonisation and the Pan-Amazon Synod

The decolonial and intercultural hopes of the pan-Amazon synod by Daniel P. Horan, NCR, October 2019 The Instrumentum Laboris (or "working document") for the upcoming Pan-Amazon Synod of Bishops in Rome is bold, challenging and surprising in many ways, and not only...

Marie Collins Exposes Clerical Culture

Marie Collins Exposes Clerical Culture

In US tour, Marie Collins exposes clerical culture behind abuse cover-up by Tom Roberts, NCR, September 2019 Washington — The Catholic Church has reached a crossroads. Its leaders can either change, become open and accountable, or maintain the status quo: an...

Francis Warns of Ideology

Francis Warns of Ideology

Francis warns of ideology 'infiltrating' some quarters of US Catholic Church 'A schism is always snobbish ideology detached from doctrine,' pope says by Joshua J. McElwee ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MADAGASCAR — Pope Francis warned Sept. 10 that ideology is...

Evolution is our Most Fundamental Reality

Evolution is our Most Fundamental Reality

EVOLUTION IS OUR MOST FUNDAMENTAL REALITY by Ilia Delio, NCR, July 2019 We are living in the midst of several major crises, including the environment and the institutional church. Does academic theology play a role here as well? Well, yes. As co-creators, we can begin...

Pope Francis and the Eucharist

Pope Francis and the Eucharist

'Let's not wait for the theologians,' says Pope Francis about sharing the Eucharist by Thomas Reese by Religion News Service, 6 June 2019 On the plane returning to Rome from Romania, Pope Francis made an extraordinary statement on the role of theology in ecumenical...

Book Review by Anthony Egan SJ

IN THE CLOSET OF THE VATICAN: POWER, HOMOSEXUALITY, HYPOCRISY by Frédéric Martel (London: Bloomsbury Continuum 2019); ISBN: 978-1-4729-6614-8; xv+, 555pp. When a massive book as sensational and controversial as Frédéric Martel’s In the Closet of the Vatican: Power,...

Sex  Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church

Sex Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church

Sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church – Face the systemic issues

By Russell Pollitt• 31 August 2018

The latest wave of sexual abuse revelations by Catholic clergy has rightly caused outrage and anger globally. After the 2002 expose in …