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Catholic dioceses are encouraged to form “circles of discernment” to help parishioners in their choices during the elections
“Please, let us not remain barricaded in the sacristy and cultivate small closed groups where we can snuggle up and be comfortable.”
The Chandiput parish in the Diocese of Berhampur was closed after a priest refused to accept his transfer and stayed on, defying the bishop
He encouraged consecrated religious to scrutinize themselves for worldliness, bitterness, and empty rigidity
The ordination of missionaries is a sign that the Church in Korea has become a "giving Church” from being a “receiving Church”
Families play an important role in supporting priests, encouraging people to invite priests into their homes to pray and converse
In 2021 alone, at least 17 priests and religious have been murdered and 20 have been kidnapped
Pope Francis said the attitude of the scribes in the Gospel endures today in the form of clericalism, which he described as “being above the poor"
In practice, priests who run for public office need to renounce their ministerial functions or are suspended from exercising them
'The lay people are ahead in living the charism of the Holy Spirit than the priests who are worried about the low Sunday collections'