Kenya: Appointment New Apostolic Commissary of Apostles of Jesus Congregation
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Kenya: Appointment New Apostolic Commissary of Apostles of Jesus Congregation

The Vatican has through the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) appointed Fr. Angelo Bettelli, a member of Canossian Sons of Charity (FDCC), as the new Pontifical Commissary for the Religious Missionary Order of the Apostles of Jesus (AJ). Fr. Angelo takes over from Monsignor Raphael p’Mony Wokorach a member…

Pope Francis: The Driving Force of his Pontificate
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Pope Francis: The Driving Force of his Pontificate

Referring to the Synod for the Amazon, regarding the priestly ordination of viri probati, Francis wrote: “There was a discussion… a rich discussion… a well-founded discussion, but no discernment, which is something different from arriving at a good and justified consensus or relative majority.” He continued: “We must understand that the Synod is more than a  …

Pope Francis: The Difficult Art of Discernment
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Pope Francis: The Difficult Art of Discernment

On of the proposals that was most heatedly debated, both inside and outside the synod hall, was the possibility of ordaining married men into the priesthood to try to address the shortage of priests in the region. In the note published by Spadaro, Francis writes that sometimes the “bad spirit” ends up “conditioning discernment, favoring…

Women Religious: Authority and Abuse of Power
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Women Religious: Authority and Abuse of Power

The Church has often dealt with the issue of abuse, even in recent times, both at the level of reflection and in terms of operational measures and protocols. However, the focus is mostly on the sexual and psychological abuse of children by ministers of the Church, especially priests. These are undoubtedly the predominant concerns, but…