As has been widely reported by now, the pope recently named Abp. Víctor Manuel Fernández to be the next head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith — the Vatican’s theological watchdog. The Argentine archbishop’s appointment has sparked plenty of controversy, owing to his track record as relates to both theological concerns and sex abuse. In today’s edition of The Download, hosts Bradley Eli, Simon Rafe, Christine Niles and David Gordon discuss the problems with Abp. Fernández and the implications of his appointment. They also give advice to fellow Catholics on how to deal with the crisis in the Church.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and