Archive for January 28th, 2015
Cardinal sparks row over whether Church teaching on family can change / Cruxnow.com
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in church reform, Pope Francis, Synod of Bishops, Synod on the Family, Vatican, Voice of the Faithful on January 28, 2015
During a recent Vatican summit, the top official at the Synod of Bishops stirred controversy by reportedly telling participants they should not be ‘shocked’ by theologians questioning Church teaching on matters such as marriage and family life.
“Italian Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri also reportedly said that if the aim of the synod is simply to repeat established Church teaching and discipline, then it would be ‘senseless’ to hold it.”
By Ines San Martin, Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.
San Francisco priest bars altar girls, sparks another controversy / Religion News Service
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Voice of the Faithful, Women in Catholic Church on January 28, 2015
A Catholic priest who recently took charge of a San Francisco parish has said only boys can be altar servers, a move that is sparking both criticism and praise and comes amid a wider debate over conservative concerns that the Catholic Church has become too ‘feminized.’
“As media coverage of the controversy at Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church began to build in recent days, the Rev. Joseph Illo defended his decision in a statement issued Monday (Jan. 26), saying he decided to make the change in November, a few months after he became pastor. Illo cited two main reasons for the switch.”
By David Gibson, Religion News Service, on Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.