The Council of Cardinals: A New Constitution for the Curia / Vatican Information Service

The reform of the Curia and the attribution of more incisive role to the laity were among the principal themes considered yesterday afternoon and this morning in the meeting of the Council of Cardinals, instituted by the Pope to assist him in the governance of the Church, said the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., in a briefing with journalists.” By Vatican Information Service

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  1. #1 by Ron DuBois on October 3, 2013 - 10:40 AM

    At last we have some movement towards a Constitution for the Church. The emphasis on collegiality of the bishops, and the move to relegate the Curia to service of the bishops rather than centralization of power in the Curia is a welcome one. We need to continue to push for a greater voice of the non-ordained in the decision-making of the Church. It sounds like there is some movement in that direction by this G-8 Council. Let us keep them in our prayers and continue to monitor their actions.

    Ron DuBois


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