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For the world number one of the Jesuits, “secularization is an opportunity”
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For the world number one of the Jesuits, “secularization is an opportunity”

La Croix: Why did you launch an Ignatian year?Father Arturo Sosa: The Ignatian year, opened on the occasion of the 500e anniversary of the injury of Ignatius of Loyola at the battle of Pamplona, ​​is not, in my eyes, a commemorative year. It is part of a process that began five years ago.→ EXPLANATION. What does the “Ignatian year” that opens on May 20 consist of?In 2016, we expressed the wish to participate in a great ministry of reconciliation based on justice, faith and solidarity with the poor. And I must say that the Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced this need. As Ignatius saw his life changed by his injury, for God broke into him at that time, we can say that our injury is the pandemic. This is an opportunity that God takes to join us, and open a way we never tho...
Bishop Jean-Yves Riocreux, Bishop of Guadeloupe, resigns for reasons of age
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Bishop Jean-Yves Riocreux, Bishop of Guadeloupe, resigns for reasons of age

It is a particular Ascension for the Church of Guadeloupe. Pope Francis accepted, on Thursday, May 13, the resignation of Mgr Jean-Yves Riocreux, bishop since 2012 of Basse-Terre and Pointe-à-Pitre. The latter had reached, last February, the age limit set by the canonical code at 75 years. Pending the appointment of his successor, Mgr David Macaire, Archbishop of Fort-de-France (Martinique), becomes apostolic administrator of the diocese.“Bishop Macaire will thus ensure the interim by coming regularly from Martinique for important celebrations and meetings. This appropriate choice delights our diocese since Mgr Macaire knows Guadeloupe well, having often come to us as priest and then as bishop ”, said Bishop Jean-Yves Riocreux in a message addressed to the faithful of ...
Eucharist of “pro-choice” politicians: the Vatican reframes the American debate
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Eucharist of “pro-choice” politicians: the Vatican reframes the American debate

Across the Atlantic, the debate has been agitating conservative Catholic fringes for years. To the point of now noticeably preoccupying Rome: in a letter sent on Friday, May 7 to Bishop José H. Gomez, president of the American Bishops' Conference (USCCB), Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, urged religious leaders in the country to reconsider the drafting of a document implicating "The capacity to receive communion" elected Catholics pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia.“The congregation notes that such a policy, given its potentially contentious nature, could have the opposite effect and become a source of contention rather than unity within the episcopate and the wider Church in the States. United ", thus explains, in the missive...
Ban on blessing homosexual couples: many Belgians leave the Church
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Ban on blessing homosexual couples: many Belgians leave the Church

A "Hemorrhage" of the faithful, wounded by the "Not too much" of the Vatican on this thorny issue. During an online conference organized by the British media The Tablet, Mgr Johan Bonny, Bishop of Antwerp (Belgium) assured, Wednesday April 28, that, in his diocese, 700 people - mostly young people - had left the Church during the last two weeks of March. According to him, this wave of departures is in the wake of the publication, Monday, March 15, of the note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reaffirming the ban on blessing unions of homosexual couples.→ ANALYSIS. Bishops criticize ban on blessings for same-sex couplesIn many countries, this reminder of the Vatican had aroused anger and weariness, within the movements engaged in the accompaniment of h...
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How COVID is dealing Pope Francis a double blow this Holy Week

Rome — This is not the Holy Week that Pope Francis wanted. On Palm Sunday, Francis said the devil was taking advantage of the pandemic, which, for the second year in a row, is taking a toll on people's lives, as well as Church collection plates.He's long been called "the People's Pope," but as CBS News correspondent Chris Livesay reports, since the pandemic struck, Francis has been the pope with no people.The pontiff may lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, but it's the virus still reigning at the Vatican this Holy Week, more than a year after the COVID-19 outbreak first exploded in Italy. Pope Francis attends the Chrism Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, April 1, 2021 at the Vatican. Vatican Pool/Getty ...