Tag: Clericalism

Laity must have role in fighting clericalism, Vatican official says

Laity must have role in fighting clericalism, Vatican official says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Clericalism has led to a distorted view of authority that has contributed to the problems of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience affecting the Catholic Church, said the head of the Vatican’s clergy office.

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Cardinal Tobin addresses immigration, abuse scandal at Notre Dame lecture

Cardinal Tobin addresses immigration, abuse scandal at Notre Dame lecture

| Don Clemmer | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church in the United States is living through two storms, a U.S. cardinal observed. He said there is the policy of “zero tolerance” toward undocumented immigrants, which has plunged communities into fear, and the Holy Spirit working “like a hurricane” to smash structures of clericalism through the current clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Clericalism: The culture that enables abuse and insists on hiding it

Clericalism: The culture that enables abuse and insists on hiding it

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis blamed “clericalism” in the Catholic Church for creating a culture where criminal abuse was widespread and extraordinary efforts were made to keep the crimes hidden.

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McCarrick scandal illustrates the harm clericalism has done to Church

McCarrick scandal illustrates the harm clericalism has done to Church

| Russell Shaw | August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Twenty-five years ago, I published a book about clericalism in the Catholic Church with the title “To Hunt, To Shoot, To Entertain” — a quotation from a 19th-century British monsignor capsulizing his view of what the laity are competent to do.

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Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

“You cannot be more restrictive than the Church nor more papist than the pope,” he said. “Please, open the doors, don’t administer Christian perfection tests because you will only promote a hypocritical phariseeism.”

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