The Pope was speaking to rectors and formators from Latin America currently in Rome.
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“After the permissive cohorts, there is a steady move toward more conservative views with each successive cohort. Catholic priests ordained since the year 2000 tend to be the most conservative,” Vermurlen wrote.
REGISTER BOOK PICK: Father Gustavo Castillo’s book was inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s declaration of St. John of Avila as a Doctor of the Church Oct. 7, 2012.
Robert McWilliams, who was ordained by the Diocese of Cleveland in 2017, was convicted in July of sex crimes he committed involving children, beginning in the year he was ordained.
Pope Francis encouraged the young priests to not be afraid to dream of a Church entirely at the service of its members and the world, stating that each of them has a contribution to make.
While the McCarrick scandal indicates the need for further progress, many significant improvements to improve priestly formation have been instituted in recent years.
In a monthly series of columns, Bishop Olmsted has been considering various aspects of the Church scandal, as well as ways to move forward in purification.
Document on priestly formation discusses issues of clericalism, homosexuality and the protection of minors, among other things.