“In effect, a synodal Church seeks to invert the pyramid, to create a sense of all being on the road together” – Mgr Dermot Lane in his address to launch book by Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon.
“I am convinced that they are doing serious harm to the Catholic Church by their emphasis on rules and regulations and sacramental punishments” – Fr Gabriel Daly OSA.
“He looked at the Church around him and saw that it was full of superstitions like the buying and selling of indulgences, cheap ways of getting into heaven" - Augustinian Fr Gabriel Daly.
Theologian argues that ACP’s proposals to alleviate the shortage and ageing profile of priests are “predicated on the same traditional model, namely providing the requisite pastoral services to the people, as in a service station”.
Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon argues that a synodal form of church at all levels is urgently needed to salvage the Catholic faith in Ireland.
Theologians from all over the world gathered in Swanick in Britain to explore the various ways in which people respond to and recognise Christian teachings.
“Traditionalists have every right to hold reactionary opinions; they have no right to impose them on others in the name of a false conception of orthodoxy.”
German Protestant Church's special envoy for 500th anniversary of Reformation says Churches have to see the creative power of confessional difference.