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Zero-tolerance, frank talk on sexuality and power is needed at Vatican abuse summit

Despicable abuses of sex and power by clergy surface widely at this time. To address this scourge, Pope Francis has ordered 100 of the world’s bishops to come to the Vatican for a summit on sexual abuse, from 21-24 February 2019. For Anthony Egan SJ, a priest and moral theologian, bishops will need to commit themselves to a policy of "zero-tolerance" and “to re-examine sexuality, gender and power” within the Church, if they are to retain any credibility.

BREAKING NEWS — McCarrick guilty of sexual abuse and stripped of priesthood by Pope

Theodore McCarrick was removed from the priesthood by Pope Francis after it was found that the ex-cardinal was guilty of the sexual abuse of adults...

WATCH — SA Bishop on possibility for married clergy

A Retired South African bishop, Fritz Lobinger, was mentioned by Pope Francis during his in-flight press conference returning from World Youth Day festivities in Central America. Ricardo da Silva SJ, caught up with Lobinger at his home in Mariannhill to speak to him about the Pope’s remarks on the possibility for married clergy in the Roman Catholic Church.

Members of Pope’s commission on women deacons speak

Some of the findings of a study on the history of women deacons, as commissioned last year by Pope Francis, were presented...

Bishop Gabuza of Kimberley named Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban

Pope Francis has announced the appointment of Bishop Abel Gabuza as Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban. The news was communicated to Gabuza on 26 November...

Paddy Kearney — a good and faithful servant

Douglas Irvine remembers his friend, the much respected and loved social justice activist, champion of the poor and faithful Christian, Paddy Kearney, who died...

We could be forced to pay for the sins of corporate polluters

On Tuesday 20 November, the Carbon Tax Bill was tabled in South African parliament by finance minister, Tito Mboweni. The bill introduces a carbon tax,...

‘Daddy!’, he cried

A story told by a co-presenter at a recent workshop that Ricardo da Silva SJ was involved with impacted him greatly. It triggered an...

Root out rot from our institutions

Corruption seems to have an unbridled hold on our institutions and it is time we welcome any and all attempts to expose situations and...

St Romero: the people of God knew him a saint long before the Church officially declared him one

The canonisation of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was greatly contested within the Church. His model Christian life was a threat to...

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