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Thursday 3 February 2022
1 – From Spotlight to Munich, the Church’s “revolution”
2 – Is Bishop accountability working for the Catholic Church
3 – Is the Italian media masking secularization in the country
4 – Two families and the communion of Saints
5- Svetlana Kasyan : Pope Francis’ favorite opera singer
1From Spotlight to Munich, the Church’s “revolution”
In light of the Munich Report and the 20th anniversary of the revelations of abuse in the Archdiocese of Boston, historian Massimo Faggioli looks at the effects of the abuse crisis on the Catholic Church. This crisis is not a “revolt” that is “easier to control with ordinary means,” he says, but a “revolution” that requires both spiritual and structural “renewal.” Referring to the German synodal process, which will meet from February 3 to 5, he concedes that “one can disagree with some of the radical solutions” it proposes. However Professor Faggioli believes it has the advantage of confronting the crisis of abuse “as a constitutional crisis that needs to be addressed with constitutional means,” without naiveté.
La Croix International, English