The Spotlight Team revealed the church’s secret protection of pedophile priests in a series with global repercussions. (The Boston Globe: Spotlight at 50)
Success for bishops not focused on controlling power will be listening and honestly reporting the needs of the people. (National Catholic Reporter)
“Pope Francis’ plan is for ordinary Catholics to have their say. It begins with the coming synod, which opens in Rome on Oct. 9 and in every diocese in the world on Oct. 17.
“The problem: No one seems to know about it. The bigger problem: U.S. bishops don’t seem to care.
In the Vineyard :: September 20, 2021 :: Volume 21, Issue 18
“A global process set to mobilize millions and transform the world’s oldest and largest institution has so far registered as no more than a blip on the Catholic radar.”
“We’re looking at the needs of the church today,” said (Casey) Stanton (Discerning Deacons co-founder), who lives in Durham, North Carolina. “Might including women in this order help further the church’s mission in the world?” (Religion News Service)
“Casey Stanton wanted to offer encouragement, love and healing to the inmates at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, where she served as a chaplain intern a few years ago.
“But as a Catholic woman she could not represent her church there in any official capacity.