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Catholic Analysis - Latest News
Apr 3, 2020 - 10:49 am .- Bishops are struggling to adjust to the pastoral emergency which has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic. The results have been mixed.
Mar 26, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption around the world. To politics, economics, and to the life of the Church: most especially to the steady regularity of her sacramental life, which many Catholics see as the anchor of consistency amid a world of chaos.
Mar 6, 2020 - 04:05 pm .- Months of papal meetings with American prelates appear to have proved a quiet, but noteworthy, triumph of pastoral diplomacy at a crucial moment.
Feb 3, 2020 - 12:53 pm .- A leaked draft of an anticipated apostolic exhortation on the Amazon started a flurry of speculation last week that Pope Francis plans to allow the ordination of married men to the priesthood for ministry in the region.
Dec 16, 2019 - 03:40 pm .- The Vatican’s unfolding financial scandal has not yet led to action at the Vatican. To understand why, it’s important to understand something about the scandal itself.
Nov 26, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Next month, the Holy See is due to send a report to Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog, giving an update on its progress implementing they agency’s recommendations to improve Vatican financial standards. That report is likely to make for bleak reading in Strasbourg, but even more grim writing in the Vatican.
Aug 23, 2019 - 11:15 am .- With no further civil progress likely, and Cardinal George Pell almost sure to remain in prison for the foreseeable future, attention now shifts to Rome, where a canonical process has been pending.
Aug 12, 2019 - 03:50 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput is not a cardinal. He has never been an officer at the U.S. bishops’ conference. He has never lived in Rome, and, in an international Church, he is not a polyglot.
Jul 4, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The recent history of Church synods suggests that the results of the Amazon meeting will likely not match the intensity of the rhetoric preceding it. But the rhetoric- and what it can teach us about the state of the Church - matters.
Jun 19, 2019 - 04:20 pm .- Exactly one year after revelations about the sexual abuse of then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick were made public, the Church in the U.S. remains in a state of serious scandal, and Catholics remain angry and discouraged. But what’s next for the Church - what happens after McCarrick - depends as much on the decisions of ordinary Catholics as it does on the policy decisions of the U.S. bishops.
Jun 17, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- While the spring meeting of the U.S. bishops’ conference has only just concluded, some bishops are already looking to the election of new conference officers at their November meeting. While the elections are still five months away, bishops are already discussing their options - particularly in light of the scandal the Church in the U.S. has faced in the last year.
Jun 6, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The U.S. bishops arrive in Baltimore next week for their second plenary meeting in the year of serious crisis that began last June. They will meet, again, under the specter of another demoralizing scandal. This one involves a well-connected bishop, a ledger of extravagant gifts, and allegations of abuse from priests and seminarians subject to the bishop’s authority.
May 13, 2019 - 02:44 pm .- Pope Francis’ recently promulgated policy on sexual abuse allegations made against bishops, Vos estis lux mundi, offers a new and much expanded interpretation of what constitutes a canonical sexual crime by a cleric. That interpretation has raised real questions about how the law is to be applied, at the Vatican and in diocesan chanceries.
May 9, 2019 - 11:04 am .- Pope Francis, the “pope of surprises,” lived up to his nickname this morning, by releasing a comprehensive canonical plan to address the investigation of bishops accused of sexual abuse or coercion, or of interfering in investigation of such conduct.
May 8, 2019 - 05:35 pm .- In the coming months, Pope Francis is expected to approve a final draft of a new governing constitution for the Roman Curia. Evangelium praedicate, as it is expected to be called, will mark the culmination of six years of reforming efforts led by the pope’s Council of Cardinals.
May 1, 2019 - 04:50 am .- As bishops address the clerical sexual abuse crisis, will they ensure the canonical rights of priests?
Apr 26, 2019 - 01:25 pm .- Pope Francis is widely expected to approve a new structure for the Roman curia in the near future. While the apostolic constitution outlining that structure is not expected to be released for several more weeks, many Church-watchers have begun speculating about what the reorganization could look like, and what it might mean.
Apr 17, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- As the 2020 Presidential race begins in earnest, between the two parties sits a growing number of voters motivated by faith and morality expressing little enthusiasm for the Hobson’s choice offered them in recent decades.
Apr 11, 2019 - 04:45 pm .- At the heart of his new essay, Benedict XVI insists that the purpose of punishing the perpetrators of sexual abuse is the salvation of souls, which is the highest law of the Catholic Church.
Apr 5, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Archbishop Wilton Gregory told Washington Catholics Thursday that “the only way I can serve this local archdiocese is by telling you the truth.”