(RNS) The Catholic priest behind the new boys-only policy made waves at another parish when he said parishioners who voted for Barack Obama had to go to confession. The latest uproar comes amid a wider debate over whether the Catholic Church has become too “feminized.”
Articles tagged “Cardinal Raymond Burke”
(RNS) Many women will head to Mass this weekend and note that the priest, bishop and pope have something in common: They are all men, and the power they hold in institutional church structures hardly looks like marginalization.
(RNS) Why aren’t more men entering the priesthood? A leading U.S. cardinal blames altar girls and a church that’s become “too feminized.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis attacked the “terrorism of gossip” and the danger of cliques that “enslave their members and become a cancer that threatens the harmony of the body” and eventually kill it by “friendly fire.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Certain resistance has surfaced; I think it´s a good sign when things are discussed openly and not secretly if people don’t agree. It’s good to discuss things openly; it’s healthy.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The stunning demotion may remake Burke into St. Raymond the Martyr, the patron saint of Catholic conservatives.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Cardinal Walter Kasper, known as “the pope’s theologian,” says critics shouldn’t fear Pope Francis’ focus on mercy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The mother church has so much generosity it could provide justice free of charge,” Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Catholics around the world are “feeling a bit seasick because they feel the church’s ship has lost its way,” American Cardinal Raymond Burke said.