In a brief video message to the diocese on Sept. 29, Bishop Brennan said: “If you will be patient with me, I promise to give you my all.”
Results from Tag: 'resignation'
COMMENTARY: He will not be greatly missed, but his significance should not be overlooked.
COMMENTARY: The only way to make the workplace, the movie studio, the sports arena and even the Church free from sexual misdeeds is to reject the toxic ideology of the sexual revolution once and for all.
The cardinal, who was appointed archbishop in 2007 by Benedict XVI, said that he remains in shock over the depth of the abuse crisis.
The Pope is currently hospitalized after undergoing a surgery July 4 to remove part of his colon, fueling reports that health reasons could have prompted Francis to take this step.
The move comes a month after the pope appointed a new auxiliary bishop for the archdiocese that serves more than 1.7 million Catholics in 146 parishes across 10 counties in southeastern Texas.
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis and the German cardinal clearly intended to communicate something of importance with their public exchange of letters. But what?
ANALYSIS: If the resignation is accepted by Pope Francis, there is still much the German cardinal could do within the Vatican and the universal Church with the power he will still wield.
Cardinal Marx’s Resignation: An Act of Self-Preservation or Penance for the Sins of the Church in Germany?
COMMENTARY: Three precedents that might help explain the abrupt decision by the influential German cardinal to resign.