Articles on this issue "clergy"
Pope Francis issued a strong condemnation against the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy following a private meeting with several victims from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. …read more
"For those who were abused by a member of the clergy, I am deeply sorry for the times when you or your family spoke out, to report the abuse, but you were not heard or believed. Please know that the Holy Father hears you and believes you."
Here is the Vatican translation of the Pope's address to victims of sexual abuse by the clergy, who he met with early this morning at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. Following …read more
Cautions Against Forgetting Neighbor in the Midst of False Discipleship
Pope Francis led the clergy, seminarians and religious of Bolivia in a three-point reflection on Mark’s account of the beggar Bartimaeus, warning them against turning away from the needs of …read more
"One day Jesus saw us on the side of the road, wallowing in our own pain and misery. He did not close his ear to our cries. He stopped, drew near and asked what he could do for us"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave this afternoon to clergy, seminarians and religious in Bolivia. The Holy Father followed this text, but added in several further …read more
Below is a translation of the Pope's address to the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this morning in the Vatican on the occasion of their visit “ad Limina …read more
While many newspapers have reported solely on comments regarding 'married priests', there is much more to Pope Francis' address during his annual meeting with the clergy of Rome today. The …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I heard that the Church prohibits priests from …read more
Pope Francis today expressed his solidarity with the priests of Rome during a meeting with them in the Paul VI Hall. The Holy Father began his discourse by giving his full support to the …read more
As the election of the new Roman Pontiff approaches, ZENIT will feature several biographies on some of the Cardinals who are in Rome for the Conclave. * * * The cardinal archbishop of Vienna, …read more
As the election of the new Roman Pontiff approaches, ZENIT will feature several biographies on some of the Cardinals who are in Rome for the Conclave. * * * Leader of the United States …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: What is the protocol for the wearing of academic …read more
Pope Benedict XVI met with the clergy of the Diocese of Rome in the Vatican this morning. After a long applause by those in attendance, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the cardinal vicar of Rome, …read more
Here is a translation of the address given on Tuesday by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy. The seminar was given at thePontifical Athenaeum"Regina …read more
Benedict XVI says the key for priests facing an ever increasing number of responsibilities is defining their priorities and sticking to them -- and making sure prayer is at the top of the …read more