The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's 20-page document, ‘The Good Samaritan’ warns that “Incurable cannot mean that care has come at an end”.
The volume of essays takes the reader through the life and thoughts of Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th pontiff – priest, bishop, cardinal, pope and theologian.
"With debatable pastoral motives, here resurfaces the ancient temptation to substitute for the formula handed down by Tradition other texts judged more suitable," CDF.
“Only a profound knowledge of the law and its aims can render due service to truth and justice” – Vademecum on sexual abuse of minors.
Cardinal Pell said that prison was “difficult and unpleasant”, but not the worst possible form of suffering. It reinforced the truth of the Christian view of redemptive suffering.
Dioceses can no longer “quote the pontifical secret to avoid either cooperating or sharing with the authorities” Archbishop Charles Scicluna warns.
“You never get used to it, and you can feel your heart and soul hurting.”
“No bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of the Church.”
The secrecy surrounding the Church's accountability process for those failing to report child abuse increases the pereception that there is no process in place, says Irish clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins.
Removing a reproductive organ incapable of bringing a pregnancy to term should not be qualified as direct sterilisation, says the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Paragraph 2267 of Catechism, revised by Pope Francis, says “Church works with determination for ... abolition [of death penalty] worldwide”.
Censured Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery to deliver lecture at Edinburgh University on ‘Celibacy, sexuality and the crisis in the priesthood’.
Mgr John Kennedy from Dublin is to oversee the disciplinary section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which processes clerical sex abuse cases.
“It appears that for you, the concern that the local bishop might feel disrespected far outweighs any concern about disrespecting the survivor.”
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by most of the Irish hierarchy and the Papal Nuncio for the funeral Mass of the late Dr Connell at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.
The Holy See is still studying the apparitions in Medjugorje and so far has made no pronouncement on them.
New leader, who has visited Ireland, is “calm and cheerful”, with very strong grasp of theology.
Dividing ashes, keeping them at home or scattering on land or at sea is not permitted. Burial expresses “faith in resurrection of the body. What you do with ashes must be coherent with faith,” comments Irish theologian.
From the earliest days of the church, women rightly served in key leadership roles: Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich.
Daniel Duane's appeal to the CDF over his dismissal from the priesthood over child sexual abuse rejected by the Vatican.
The policy of the Diocese of Cloyne is that a priest who is out of ministry, for whatever reason, cannot exercise a public ministry: Bishop William Crean.
Prominent Vatican watchers in the Italian media are reporting that a papal commission has found no evidence of supernatural activity at Medjugorje.
ACP's Fr Brendan Hoban warns, it is “now mathematically certain that Irish priests are an endangered species."
New college is aimed at tackling the backlog of appeals by accused clerics.
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmiero favours letting individual bishops make nullity decisions after careful consideration, based largely on the credibility of the couple.
“I'm not saying it caused it but it certainly didn't do me any good."
Polish prelate was recalled to Vatican after Archbishop of Santo Domingo informed Pope of allegations against him.
Radical proposals include ordination of women as deacons, inviting back men who left priesthood to marry and ordination of married men of good standing.
US tour by Medjugorje visionary, Ivan Dragicevic, cancelled.
Former CDF Prefect gives catechesis address in Maynooth.