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The Ides of March - Scorpius

The Ides of March - Scorpius | Priest | Scoop.it

"The leader should be in the midst of his army, in touch with it, sharing good and bad with the masses he leads. This alone makes him equal to the heavy demands made upon him. He needs also the recognition of the ruler. The decorations he receives are justified, because there is no question of personal preferment here: the whole army, whose center he is, is honored in his person." -  The I Ching: Shih / The Army (7).

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Pope Francis at Vatican: With Christian prayer, good can overcome evil - Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis at Vatican: With Christian prayer, good can overcome evil - Catholic News Agency | Priest | Scoop.it

“The Christian does not believe in an unavoidable ‘fate,’” he stated. “There is nothing haphazard in the faith of Christians: there is instead a salvation that waits to manifest itself in the life of every man and woman and to be fulfilled in eternity.”

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Washington's New Archbishop Has A History Of Fighting Child Sexual Abuse - WAMU.org

Washington's New Archbishop Has A History Of Fighting Child Sexual Abuse - WAMU.org | Priest | Scoop.it

Archbishop Wilton Gregory brings his decades-long experience of fighting child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to the Washington diocese at a time when the community is reeling from a scandal-riddled past.

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A Minha Luta / My Fight - Marcelo Bernardo

A Minha Luta / My Fight - Marcelo Bernardo | Priest | Scoop.it

"I fight for justice
and by everything I believe,
with my perseverance,
the faith, love, truth,
always with uprightness.." - Marcelo Bernardo

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The Ides of March - Scorpius

The Ides of March - Scorpius | Priest | Scoop.it

"The leader should be in the midst of his army, in touch with it, sharing good and bad with the masses he leads. This alone makes him equal to the heavy demands made upon him. He needs also the recognition of the ruler. The decorations he receives are justified, because there is no question of personal preferment here: the whole army, whose center he is, is honored in his person." -  The I Ching: Shih / The Army (7).

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Pope Francis: In Politics, a ‘Catholic Party’ No Longer Works - Breitbart.com

Pope Francis: In Politics, a ‘Catholic Party’ No Longer Works - Breitbart.com | Priest | Scoop.it

Pope Francis called on Catholics to embrace political pluralism Monday, insisting that there is no longer any place for a “Catholic party.”

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Church 'not afraid of history': Pope Francis to open secret Pius XII archives - RawStory.com 

Church 'not afraid of history': Pope Francis to open secret Pius XII archives - RawStory.com  | Priest | Scoop.it

Saying the “Church is not afraid of history”, Pope Francis announced on Monday he plans to open fully the Vatican’s secret archives on the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII, a historic move that Jews have sought for decades.

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George Pell: Most senior Catholic cleric charged with child sex abuse convicted | Irish Examiner

George Pell: Most senior Catholic cleric charged with child sex abuse convicted | Irish Examiner | Priest | Scoop.it

Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ top financial adviser and the Vatican’s economy minister, bowed his head but then regained his composure as the 12-member jury delivered unanimous verdicts in the Victoria state County Court on December 11 after more than two days of deliberation.

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Pope Francis calls sex abuse summit at Vatican | Euronews

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"There is a struggle going on between the pope and his supporters who want a change, and a lot of people amongst the bishops and amongst the clergy who don't want transparency and applying law and order in the abuse issue in the world".- Marco Politi

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Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of Vatican summit with heads of all the world's bishop conferences to address abuse - Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of Vatican summit with heads of all the world's bishop conferences to address abuse - Catholic News Agency | Priest | Scoop.it

The Feb. 21-24 summit on the protection of minors in the Church will focus on the themes of responsibility, accountability, and transparency of bishops. It will also include testimony of victims of abuse, Mass, and a penitential liturgy.

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Pope Francis, in a First, Dismisses U.S. Cardinal From the Priesthood - WSJ.com

Pope Francis, in a First, Dismisses U.S. Cardinal From the Priesthood - WSJ.com | Priest | Scoop.it

The Vatican found former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington guilty of sexual abuse of minors and sexual misconduct with adults, and dismissed him from the priesthood, completing an astonishing fall from grace for a man who was once one of the most powerful figures in the U.S. Catholic Church.

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Ever feel like all your prayers go unheard? The Catholic Church has an app for that - The Register

Ever feel like all your prayers go unheard? The Catholic Church has an app for that - The Register | Priest | Scoop.it

Pope Francis of the Catholic Church has launched the "Click to Pray" app, designed to connect the faithful via smartphones and fondleslabs.

Wielding an iPad during his Angelus address, Pope Francis urged the young Catholics of the world to download the app and enjoy...

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20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms - HoustonChronicle.com

20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms - HoustonChronicle.com | Priest | Scoop.it

About 220 offenders have been convicted or took plea deals, and dozens of cases are pending. They were pastors. Ministers. Youth pastors. Sunday school teachers. Deacons. Church volunteers.

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Archbishop spent $473,000 in child abuse inquiry legal fees without proper authorisation - The Guardian

Archbishop spent $473,000 in child abuse inquiry legal fees without proper authorisation - The Guardian | Priest | Scoop.it

The former Anglican archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, has not been asked to repay funds used for legal expenses before royal commission

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Pope Francis explains the most dangerous attitude in Christian life - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis explains the most dangerous attitude in Christian life - Catholic Herald | Priest | Scoop.it

“Let’s try to listen to the story of some person who made a mistake: a prisoner, a convict, a drug addict,” Francis said. Without neglecting to consider personal responsibility, he said, you can ask yourself whether these mistakes are the result of a “story of hatred and abandonment that someone carries with him.”

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"Pope Francis said that when we go through difficult days, we must always remember that life is a miracle that God has created from nothing. 

 

“In this life we ​​have received so much: existence, a father and a mother, friendship, the wonders of creation,” he said.

 

“If you love, it is because someone next to you has awakened you to love, making you understand how in it lies the meaning of existence,” he explained. 

 

Pope Francis called this principle the “mystery of the moon,” which has no light of its own, but reflects the light of the sun." - Courtney Grogan/CNA

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Pope requires sex abuse claims be reported in Vatican City - APNews.com

Pope requires sex abuse claims be reported in Vatican City - APNews.com | Priest | Scoop.it

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for the Vatican City State and Vatican diplomats that requires the immediate reporting of allegations...

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Pope Francis requires the immediate reporting of each and every sex abuse allegation. Soon we will see who has the courage and the decency to emulate his example. 

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Making ourselves a 'pontifex' in the mode of Pope Francis - ReligionNews.com

Making ourselves a 'pontifex' in the mode of Pope Francis - ReligionNews.com | Priest | Scoop.it

Pope Francis has changed the world. From the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has gone out of his way to reach out to “the other.” He has gone beyond his own tribe. He is a Catholic who is a global citizen, valuing all the citizens of this world – even the ones he would disagree with.

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The good, the bad and the merciful: Pope Francis after six years - ReligionNews.com

The good, the bad and the merciful: Pope Francis after six years - ReligionNews.com | Priest | Scoop.it

Pope Francis' strength is as a pastor who calls people to conversion. He does not think like an administrator, one who establishes policies and structures to ensure things are done properly.

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Pope Francis warns against gossip, forgetting one's own sinfulness - Catholic News Agency 

Pope Francis warns against gossip, forgetting one's own sinfulness - Catholic News Agency  | Priest | Scoop.it

In a visit to a Roman parish on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to stop gossiping and ruminating on the shortcomings of other people, and to instead focus on repenting of their own sins.

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Grading the Vatican abuse summit - ReligionNews.com

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Pope Francis himself has taken steps in the right direction, mandating that the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith take charge of such accusations and then, after the CDF said it couldn’t do it, transferring responsibility to the four Vatican offices charged with overseeing bishops and other ecclesiastical superiors. In 2016, his apostolic letter “As a Loving Mother” lowered the bar for removing bishops from office, from malice in stewardship to inability or incapacity to do the right thing.

For all that, the Vatican officials in these offices have dragged their feet in establishing procedures for removing a bishop and making these known and available.

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Pope Francis is doing the right thing, but Vatican officials are dragging their feet. They do not understand that times have changed and that, if they will not be part of the solution, they are problem.

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Pope demands 'concrete' response to abuse crisis at Vatican summit - Religion News Service

Pope demands 'concrete' response to abuse crisis at Vatican summit - Religion News Service | Priest | Scoop.it

Pope Francis on Thursday (Feb. 21) opened a highly anticipated four-day meeting on his church’s ongoing sex abuse crisis by calling on the assembled bishops and other Catholic leaders to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and be “concrete.”

 

“The holy People of God look to us, and expect from us not simple and predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures to be undertaken. We need to be concrete,” Francis said.

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Vatican’s Secret Rules for Catholic Priests Who Have Children - The New York Times

Vatican’s Secret Rules for Catholic Priests Who Have Children - The New York Times | Priest | Scoop.it

The Vatican confirmed, apparently for the first time, that it has general guidelines for what to do when clerics break celibacy vows and father children.

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Pope Francis Urges Christians to Overcome Fear of Migrants - Breitbart.com

Pope Francis Urges Christians to Overcome Fear of Migrants - Breitbart.com | Priest | Scoop.it

Pope Francis urged the faithful on Friday to resist “the wickedness and ugliness of our time” by not giving in to fears of migrants.

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Boss of venerable sect with millions of devoted followers meets boss of venerable sect with... yeah, you get the idea • The Register

Boss of venerable sect with millions of devoted followers meets boss of venerable sect with... yeah, you get the idea • The Register | Priest | Scoop.it

Microsoft prez Brad Smith talks AI and ethics with the Pope...

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Accused French priest tries to block film on child abuse scandal - DigitalJournal.com

Accused French priest tries to block film on child abuse scandal - DigitalJournal.com | Priest | Scoop.it

A priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys is trying to block the release of a film about a scandal that has rocked the French Catholic church and put one of its most senior cardinals in the dock.

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Ealing Abbey abbot resigns over failure to investigate child abuse allegations - The Guardian

Ealing Abbey abbot resigns over failure to investigate child abuse allegations - The Guardian | Priest | Scoop.it

Dom Martin Shipperlee faced questioning over handling of sexual abuse claims at school...

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