Tag: Motu proprio

Pope declares special Sunday each year dedicated to word of God

Pope declares special Sunday each year dedicated to word of God

| Carol Glatz | September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

To help the Church grow in love and faithful witness to God, Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be dedicated to the word of God.

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Hopeful that bishops’ resolve means results

Hopeful that bishops’ resolve means results

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the bishops gathered in Baltimore last week, there were many different thoughts and emotions amid the seriousness of this last year’s events in the Church in the United States and globally. The most consistent sentiment was a deep, firm resolve to move forward to hold bishops and priests decidedly accountable for instances of sexual abuse of children or other vulnerable persons, sexual misconduct, or the mishandling of such cases. The four action items, which all passed by overwhelming majorities, expressed this resolve:

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Bishops OK plan to implement ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

Bishops OK plan to implement ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

| Mark Pattison | June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops approved a plan to implement the “motu proprio” “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (“You are the light of the world”) issued in May by Pope Francis to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable.

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Bishops to vote on implementing pope’s ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

Bishops to vote on implementing pope’s ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

| Mark Pattison | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops are scheduled to vote on a plan to implement the “motu proprio” “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (“You are the light of the world”) issued in May by Pope Francis to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable.

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Letter and spirit: Using universal law to guide local churches on abuse

Letter and spirit: Using universal law to guide local churches on abuse

| Carol Glatz | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ latest effort to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable came in the form of a new universal law, “Vos estis lux mundi” (“You are the light of the world”), which takes effect June 1.

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Archbishop: Pope’s legislation on clergy abuse includes ‘groundbreaking provisions’

Archbishop: Pope’s legislation on clergy abuse includes ‘groundbreaking provisions’

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I am grateful that these new norms envision the meaningful engagement of lay experts, whose professional skills are clearly needed to accomplish this difficult work,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

New papal norms on preventing clergy sexual abuse are “a blessing that will empower the Church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold in the Church,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

| Carol Glatz | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse.

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Measures to help protect minors are imminent, summit moderator says

Measures to help protect minors are imminent, summit moderator says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the four-day Vatican summit on the protection of minors has ended, the work to ensure that laws and concrete actions are in place is just beginning, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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Pope revamps Vatican City State structures, laws to boost oversight

Pope revamps Vatican City State structures, laws to boost oversight

| Carol Glatz and Junno Arocho Esteves | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis approved a new set of laws concerning the structure and governance of Vatican City State in an effort to simplify the many offices and activities of the world’s smallest nation and to boost oversight, transparency and budgetary controls.

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