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Pope Francis directs Curia to hear confessions - Religion News Service

Pope Francis directs Curia to hear confessions - Religion News Service | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
ROME (RNS) As part of Pope Francis' pastoral reforms, all 44 members of the Roman curia, or governing body, must take turns hearing confession at a church near the Vatican.
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St. John Paul II, Europe and Church Reform: 10 Questions for George Weigel

St. John Paul II, Europe and Church Reform: 10 Questions for George Weigel | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
George Weigel is a Washington, D.C.-based Catholic theologian and writer, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Vatican analyst for NBC News. His weekly column, “
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Abuse victim calls meeting Pope Francis a ‘life changing experience’ - The Boston Globe

Abuse victim calls meeting Pope Francis a ‘life changing experience’ - The Boston Globe | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Peter Saunders, 57, was one of six abuse victims who met with the pope Monday at the Vatican.
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Jesuit Superior General: I cannot lead the Society under years of personal decay

Jesuit Superior General: I cannot lead the Society under years of personal decay | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
July 2, 2014. Adolfo Nicolas speaks out for the first time after announcing his resignation in 2016.
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In Pope Francis' church of the streets, elitism doesn't work

In Pope Francis' church of the streets, elitism doesn't work | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
US bishops reportedly "unsettled" as men like Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone become targets.
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Mary McAleese: Pope Francis plan to consult 'male celibate' priests on family life is 'bonker' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Mary McAleese: Pope Francis plan to consult 'male celibate' priests on family life is 'bonker' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Mary McAleese has described the Pope's plan to canvass bishops' opinions on family life as "bonkers".
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McAleese: asking bishops’ advice on family life ‘bonkers’

McAleese: asking bishops’ advice on family life ‘bonkers’ | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Former president tells UCD audience it is ‘profoundly wrong’ to ask celibates to carry out such a review
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Sydney diocese rejects McAleese claim of ‘old boys club’

Sydney diocese  rejects McAleese claim of ‘old boys club’ | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Cardinal Pell appointment not done through ‘transparent process’, former president claims
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MondayVatican – Vatican » What if Pope Francis surprises us once more? | MondayVatican

MondayVatican – Vatican » What if Pope Francis surprises us once more? | MondayVatican | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Faith, Religion, International Diplomacy, Interreligious Dialogue: it's all Vatican!
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Workshop: Project Writing & Fundraising for Catholic Missionary Work

Workshop: Project Writing & Fundraising for Catholic Missionary Work | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Vidimus Dominum is an on-line publishing project, has the USG (Union Of Superiors General - female) and the UISG (International Union of Superiors General - male) as its patrons and is at the service of unity and communion amongst all members of consecrated life in the world, with the purpose of being "consecrated life's meeting point on the internet".
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Communion for the Remarried Still a Heated Debate

Communion for the Remarried Still a Heated Debate | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Fresh opposition to Kasper's ideas from Cardinal Brandmüller. And also from the vicar general of Chur and seven theologians and canonists of four countries. But in the theological faculty of Regensburg there is talk of the admissibility of a second marriage
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Cardinal Dolan Softens Pope’s Anti-Capitalism Rhetoric

He may not be railing against gay marriage anymore, but the affable Cardinal is still doing his thing.
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WCC announces September Interfaith Summit on Climate Change — World Council of Churches

WCC announces September Interfaith Summit on Climate Change — World Council of Churches | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
WCC announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in September in New York City.
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Pope Francis' none-too-subtle Vatican 'dress code'

Pope Francis' none-too-subtle Vatican 'dress code' | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Vaticanologists — the Catholic version of Kremlinologists — are journalists and scholars who scrutinize even the most trivial actions for clues to the thinking of the pope. A subset of this group (in which I include myself) pays special attention to what Pope Francis wears.
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Why Bishop Morris was sacked - Eureka Street

Why Bishop Morris was sacked - Eureka Street | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
'My one new insight from reading Bill's book is that he was sacked because he was too much a team player with his local church ... the Romans hoped to shatter the morale and direction of those who had planned the pastoral strategies of a country diocese stretched to the limits as a Eucharistic community soon to be deprived of priests in the Roman mould.' Frank Brennan launches Benedict, Me and the Cardinals Three by Bishop William Morris.
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The pope's divisions

FOR the Argentine pope, spontaneous gestures and remarks, and conversations with unlikely interlocutors, have become part of a well-established personal style, to...
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Collecting Catholics’ Everyday Stories as an Antidote to Scandals in the News

Collecting Catholics’ Everyday Stories as an Antidote to Scandals in the News | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Paul Elie, a writer and editor, is working with the oral history project StoryCorps to find and catalog religious stories — tales that have nothing to do with the sexual abuse scandal.
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SIR - Servizio Informazione Religiosa - Daily

SIR Daily news - GERMANY: MGR. SCHICK (BAMBERG), TAKING 100 THOUSAND SYRIANS. AND LET THE EU HELP - Daily
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A stroll in the city of La Maddalena as it was in the time of Jesus

A stroll in the city of La Maddalena as it was in the time of Jesus | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Vidimus Dominum is an on-line publishing project, has the USG (Union Of Superiors General - female) and the UISG (International Union of Superiors General - male) as its patrons and is at the service of unity and communion amongst all members of consecrated life in the world, with the purpose of being "consecrated life's meeting point on the internet".
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Watergate, S.J.

Watergate, S.J. | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
The Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Mass., in the 1970s was ordinary in its accommodations, but striking for its setting—situated at the ocean’s edge, where a narrow path reache
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Cleaning Up the Vatican

Cleaning Up the Vatican | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
The pope is adamant that one of the church's most secretive institutions will become open and accountable.
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SEDOS - Seminar from 21 to 25 May

SEDOS - Seminar from 21 to 25 May | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Vidimus Dominum is an on-line publishing project, has the USG (Union Of Superiors General - female) and the UISG (International Union of Superiors General - male) as its patrons and is at the service of unity and communion amongst all members of consecrated life in the world, with the purpose of being "consecrated life's meeting point on the internet".
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MondayVatican – Vatican » Vatican finances, choosing the international option | MondayVatican

MondayVatican – Vatican » Vatican finances, choosing the international option | MondayVatican | Compassionate Catholic | Scoop.it
Faith, Religion, International Diplomacy, Interreligious Dialogue: it's all Vatican!
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