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Philippinen: Kirchenskandale ziehen schwere Glaubenskrise nach sich

Philippinen: Kirchenskandale ziehen schwere Glaubenskrise nach sich

Crisis in faith due to Church scandals – rappler.com

at a glance:

  • Sex scandals of Church have affected the youth’s desire to enter religious life
  • 13% of youth respondents said they have thoughts of leaving the Church
  • A Church protocol on erring priests allowed ‚one-child policy‘
  • In recent times, two high-ranking bishops resigned due to sexual misconduct
  • More priests are seeking clerical dispensation than face dismissal

MANILA, Philippines – Will the rock star Pope be able to reignite the waning attraction of the Filipino youth to religious life? Is there hope in Pope Francis?

A national youth survey has confirmed what Church leaders have known all along: there’s a yawning gap between the youth and the Church, and it’s validated by how the young are shying away from entertaining thoughts of entering religious life.

In particular, financial and sex scandals in the Philippine Catholic Church have created a dent on the faith of young Filipino Catholics, a national survey on the youth showed.

While the gravity of the situation has not reached the scale of the West, Asia’s largest Catholic country has shown symptoms of crisis in faith, inflicted by the very people supposed to safeguard the faith.   …..

Crisis in faith due to Church scandals.

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