Monthly Archives: April 2015

Leading the doubters back home

Taken from Catholic Herald by Fr Raymond de Souza   Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday with his brother Mgr Georg Ratzinger, right, and fellow Bavarians (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP) Benedict XVI helped rescue the scriptures from becoming lifeless … Continue reading

Posted in Church Worldwide news | Leave a comment

Pope Francis says pay gap between men and women is ‘pure scandal’

Pope Francis arrives for his General Audience today (AP) Pope Francis makes equality plea in general audience reflection Pope Francis has called for equal pay for women, calling the difference in income between men and women a “pure scandal”. The … Continue reading

Posted in Church Worldwide news | 4 Comments

Does the Successor of Peter need “theological structuring”?

The statue of St. Peter The Bishop of Rome “has everything it takes “to enounce” the faith of the Church”. The Roman Curia plays an “instrumental and vicarious” role in relation to the Pope’s ministry. As Pope, the Pope does … Continue reading

Posted in Church in India, Church News in Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai | Leave a comment

The Church in Mumbai and BCS should stop having double standards

Today I went for mass in St.Michaels Church Mahim and an announcement was made that as per the new DP plan St.Michaels Church and its graveyard was not shown in the DP plan and that the new proposed road would … Continue reading

Posted in Church in India | 3 Comments

Sex abuse commission members meet cardinal to discuss controversial Chilean bishop

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission Members of papal commission met one of Pope Francis’ top cardinal advisers to express concerns over appointment of Bishop Juan Barros Four lay members of the Pontifical Commission for the … Continue reading

Posted in Church Worldwide news | 1 Comment

Canadian Supreme Court bans prayers at council meetings

In 2013, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled Saguenay could keep its prayer tradition, but the Supreme Court of Canada reversed that ruling In the name of neutrality of state, nine judges agreed that prayers should not be allowed at … Continue reading

Posted in Church Worldwide news | Leave a comment

Demonstrators disrupt Chilean bishop’s installation ceremony

by Catholic News Service Taken from Cathoic Herald Bishop Juan Barros was jostled at the installation ceremony (PA) Protestor accuse Bishop Juan Barros of protecting a priest accused of sexual abuse A bishop being installed in his new assignment in … Continue reading

Posted in Church Worldwide news | Leave a comment

The disastrous appointment of Bishop Barros could spell trouble for Pope Francis

by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith Taken from Catholic Herald uk Bishop Juan Barros attends his first Mass at the Cathedral of St Matthew in Osorno with protestors gathered in the pews (CNS) The Vatican has made a huge unforced error and … Continue reading

Posted in Church Worldwide news | 1 Comment

Sex abuse commission members meet cardinal to discuss controversial Chilean bishop

Taken from Catholic Herald Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA) Members of papal commission met one of Pope Francis’ top cardinal advisers to express concerns over appointment of Bishop Juan Barros Four lay members of … Continue reading

Posted in Silenced Voice | Leave a comment

USA, 25% more priests in 2015 – In Mumbai Just one ordination this year

 Dear Mr.Gordon, This has reference to your email dated March 30, 2015 regarding the Ordinations to priesthood. There will be two ordinations to the Priesthood this year at St. Pius College,Goregaon, on Saturday 11th April, 2015. One candidate is for … Continue reading

Posted in Church in India, Church News in Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Church Worldwide news | Leave a comment