Fr. Charles Curran: Pope Francis’ reforms are ‘more than just style’ 

In a four-part speech hosted by New Ways Ministry, Fr. Charles Curran detailed the four ways in which Pope Francis is a reformer: style, priorities, church structure and moral teaching.

Over 150 people packed the Center Chapel at the Bon Secours Retreat Center near Baltimore April 3 for the inaugural Fr. Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture. Curran, who was fired from The Catholic University of America nearly 20 years ago for publicly opposing several of the church’s teachings, delivered a wieldy 60-minute lecture on the current situation in the church while speculating what’s to come.

While Curran argued for bold reforms under Francis, he was quick to temper expectations: “Some people will be disappointed because he won’t change church teachings. Nonetheless, Francis has left the door ajar.”

Source:  National Catholic Reporter

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