Tag: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Clear response to abuse crisis is urgently needed, cardinal says

Clear response to abuse crisis is urgently needed, cardinal says

| Carol Glatz | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Responding quickly and appropriately to the problem of abuse must be a priority for the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

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In ‘historic’ move, pope names three laywomen to doctrinal congregation

In ‘historic’ move, pope names three laywomen to doctrinal congregation

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis appointed three women as consultors to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It marks the first time women and laypersons were named as active contributors — not support staff.

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Pope names archbishop to succeed Cardinal Muller at doctrine office

Pope names archbishop to succeed Cardinal Muller at doctrine office

| Cindy Wooden | July 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Promoting the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the office of prefect, Pope Francis chose not to ask German Cardinal Gerhard Muller to serve a second five-year term in the post.

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Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

| Carol Glatz | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent exchanges in the media between the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and a former member of a papal advisory commission have highlighted a lack of clarity and transparency when it comes to finding better ways to make bishops and religious superiors more accountable for how they handle allegations of sexual abuse.

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Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to be a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope

Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope

| Cindy Wooden | January 9, 2017 | 9 Comments

The Catholic Church is “very far” from a situation in which the pope is in need of “fraternal correction” because he has not put the faith and church teaching in danger, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative Church teaching

Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative Church teaching

| Cindy Wooden | August 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” — papal teaching — to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper.

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