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  Canonical observations
Therefore, the doctrinal pronouncements or judgements of this dicastery in fulfilling its task are made "in the name and by the authority of the Roman Pontiff" and are thus the expression of a participation in his ordinary Magisterium, although to varying degrees, particularly when they are expressly approved by the Supreme Pontiff.
This particular feature, unique among the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, puts the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in a particular relationship with all dicasteries in so far as the latter touch on questions of faith.
The relator pro auctore is appointed by the dicastery, since we are still at the exploratory phase of the procedure; the Congregation is only trying to form a more precise idea of the author's thought, without having decided, for the moment, whether to take further action.
www.ewtn.com /library/Theology/OROBSERV.HTM   (3363 words)

  Dicasteries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dicasteries (from Greek: δικαστ, judge/juror) are the central offices of the Roman Curia in which the stewardship of the Roman Catholic Church is entrusted.
Examples of dicasteries are the Secretariat of State, Congregations, Tribunals, Councils and Offices, like the Apostolic Camera, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, and the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See.
A dicastery is presided over by either a prefect, a president, or a secretary who is personally appointed by the Pope.
www.abcworld.net /Dicasteries.html   (92 words)

  Secretary of State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Foreign Office they are known, for diplomatic reasons, as Ministers of State.
The Cardinal Secretary of State presides over the Secretariat of State, which is the most important dicastery of the Roman Curia, as it organizes, makes appointments to, and directs the activities of the other dicasteries.
During a sede vacante, the former Secretary of State (the appointment expires when the pope dies or resigns) assumes some of the functions of the head of state as a part of a temporary commission.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State   (1345 words)

In addition to this, most of the heads of the individual dicasteries have the character and grace of the episcopate, pertaining to the one College of Bishops, and so are inspired by the same solicitude for the whole Church as are all bishops in hierarchical communion with their head, the bishop of Rome.
All the cardinals in charge of dicasteries, or their representatives, when specific questions are to be addressed, meet periodically in order to brief one another on the more important matters and provide mutual assistance in finding solutions, thus providing unity of thought and action in the Roman Curia.
Unless they have a different structure in virtue of their specific nature or some special law, the dicasteries are composed of the cardinal prefect or the presiding archbishop, a body of cardinals and of some bishops, assisted by a secretary, consultors, senior administrators, and a suitable number of officials.
www.ewtn.com /library/papaldoc/jp2pastr.htm   (13255 words)

 Pastor Bonus - John Paul II - Apostolic Constitution (June 28, 1988)
The dicasteries study the major problems of the present age, so that the Church’s pastoral action may be more effectively promoted and suitably coordinated, with due regard to relations with the particular Churches.
Questions brought before the dicasteries are to be diligently examined and, without delay, an answer or, at least, a written acknowledgement of receipt, insofar as this is necessary, should be sent.
It is to be examined with all diligence by the competent dicasteries, and their remarks are to be shared with a special committee convened for this purpose so that a brief synthesis of these may be drawn up and be readily at hand in the meetings.
www.vatican.va /holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_19880628_pastor-bonus-general-norms_en.html   (2125 words)

 Catholic World News (CWN)
The Secretariat of State is the prime office of the Holy See, and of all the dicasteries within the Vatican, it works most closely with the Pope.
Indeed it is the "super dicastery" because while the Pope is the head of state, the Secretary of State is the prime minister.
Moreover, the Secretary of State has considerable influence over other Vatican offices because the prefect of a Congregation does not choose his secretary or undersecretary; they are chosen for him, and they are chosen by the Secretary of State.
www.cwnews.com /news/biosgloss/definition.cfm?glossID=29   (618 words)

 The April 7 meeting of the Pope with the heads of dicasteries
As the meeting of February 13, the meeting of April 7 could include only a convergence of opinions among the dicasteries, under the guidance of the Pope (considering the final opinions issued by the dicasteries involved in the process, as determined in the February meeting), before a more definitive move is decided by His Holiness.
And, so it's said, the long-anticipated changes in the dicasteries could be publicly announced shortly thereafter.
Seconda riunione di Benedetto XVI con i capi dei dicasteri della Curia romana
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-religion/1611133/posts   (2340 words)

 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - The Roman Curia
This congregation results of the unification of two dicasteries originally autonomous: the Congregation for Divine Worship, established by Paul VI with the motu propio Sacra Ritum Congregatio, on May 8, 1969 and the Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments instituted by St. Pius X with the apostolic constitution Sapienti Consilio, on June 29, 1908.
On May 8, 1969, the dicastery was divided into two different congregations by Pope Paul VI with the apostolic constitution Sacra Ritum Congregatio: the S.C. for Divine Worship and the S. for the Causes of the Saints.
The dicastery was known as Congregation of the Council until August 15, 1967, when Pope Paul VI renamed it the Congregation for the Clergy and redefined its competency through the apostolic constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae.
www.fiu.edu /~mirandas/curia.htm   (5369 words)

 Assyrian Church of the East News - Holy Synod
This Vatican dicastery (office) is responsible for the Oriental (Eastern) Catholic Churches, that is, those in communion with the See of Rome.
The Cardinal was made aware of certain improper actions on the part of some clergy of one of the Eastern Catholic Churches in the affairs of the Assyrian Church.
Cardinal Kasper was very happy to receive the Assyrian delegation and in turn extended his greetings to His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV and the entire Synod of the Assyrian Church.
www.assyrianchurchnews.com /synod/20060306_assyrian_delegation_rome.htm   (408 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Regulations for Doctrinal Examination
The list of erroneous or dangerous propositions at issue, together with an explanatory argumentation and the documentation (reticito nomine) necessary for the defense, are communicated through the Ordinary to the author and his advisor, whom the author has the right to nominate, with the approval of his Ordinary, to assist him.
The decisions of the Ordinary Session are submitted for the approval of the Supreme Pontiff and then communicated to the author's Ordinary, to the Episcopal Conference and to concerned Dicasteries.
An urgent examination is employed when the writing is clearly and certainly erroneous and, at the same time, its dissemination could cause or already has caused grave harm to the faithful.
www.petersnet.net /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=208   (1675 words)

 Vatikanet: Ninth General Congregation
Called to be the promoter of inculturation of faith, the bishop must encourage the theologians who, with their reflections and research, elaborate an authentic African theology.
As for the remainder, one hopes that the various offices of the Roman dicasteries manifest greater attention to the distribution of subsidies, since we often lack the material means for creating the basic infrastructures for the deeper evangelization of the African individual.
We hope that relations between the apostolic nunciatures and the Roman dicasteries and the diocesan bishops may be characterized by a more fraternal collaboration and by a true pastoral solicitude, maintaining the respect of competencies.
www.katolsk.no /nyheter/2001/10/08-0002.htm   (1190 words)

 CLSA June 1996 Newsletter
The discussions at the various dicasteries are of an unofficial nature.
Irregularities for Ordination This dicastery is the proper forum for dispensations in the internal forum from irregularities for ordination.
The principal purpose for visiting this dicastery was to communicate about CLSA activities and to maintain a dialogue.
www.clsa.org /archive/jun96/page1.html   (4134 words)

 Sodano terug op staatssecretariaat Archief 2005 [Actualiteit | Katholiek Nederland]
Kardinaal Giovanni Lajolo werd benoemd als secretaris voor de Relaties met de Staten, de zogenoemde ‘tweede afdeling’ van het staatssecretariaat.
Benedictus benoemde verder - 'totdat er op andere wijze in zal worden voorzien' - de kardinalen en aartsbisschoppen die aan het hoofd staan van de dicasteries van de Romeinse Curie, en de voorzitter van de Pauselijke Raad voor de Vaticaanse Stadsstaat.
De huidige secretarissen van de dicasteries werden door hem benoemd voor de lopende periode van vijf jaar.
www.katholieknederland.nl /actualiteit/2005/detail_objectID567388_FJaar2005.html   (171 words)

 Cardinal Sodano Appointed Secretary of State || Family Life International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In a statement published today by Joaqu?n Navarro Valls, director of the Vatican press office, the new Pope confirmed until further notice the cardinals and archbishops heading the dicasteries of the Roman Curia and the president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, Cardinal Edmund Szoka.
Benedict XVI confirmed as well the secretaries of the Roman Curia's dicasteries for the five-year period under way.
"The secretaries see to the ordinary operations of the dicasteries, taking care of the ordinary business only; they need to be confirmed in office by the Supreme Pontiff within three months of his election," it adds.
www.fli.org.nz /?sid=34&id=1235   (503 words)

 Seattle Catholic - Conservative and Traditional Catholicism Compared
The traditionalist is not interested in doing anything in the sense that he does not want to effect change for the good, but he wants to be Catholic in all of his being and acting.
The traditionalist knows full well that the Rome of the dicasteries in 2003 is distinct from the ideal Rome, and that authority in the church is a mystical Venn diagram where the two sometimes meet and sometimes do not.
The traditionalist has the hope to be authentic, which is what he seeks: a way of living that aspires to the fullness of appreciation of the Catholic Thing which is beyond temporal and local considerations, religion made a way of life.
www.seattlecatholic.com /article_20030321.html   (2570 words)

Furthermore, it [second section of the Tribunal] shall hear the suits presented within the required time of 30 days, against all individual admininstrative acts issued or approved by the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, every time it is alleged that the impugned act has violated any law in the way of deciding or proceeding ".
It is also competent to adjudicate any other admininstrative dispute submitted to it by the Roman Pontiff or by the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, and all conflicts of jurisdiction between the same dicasteries ".
This dicastery exercises the function of supreme tribunal and takes care of the correct admininstration of justice in the Church ".
www.iasaj.org /juridic/fiches/observateur/vatican.htm   (548 words)

 Some Specific Causes of Priests’ Anger, taken from the NCEA Seminary Journal, Winter 2004, by Louis Cameli
Priests are angry at the Roman dicasteries that make pronouncements and give directions for moral statements, liturgical changes, and the role of the laity but do so in a way that often seems detached from the pastoral realities that priests must daily grapple with.
Or, alternately, priests are angry that these same dicasteries and local ordinaries are remiss in enforcing church law and allowing non-compliance to flourish.
Priests are angry with “downtown” for the same reasons they are angry at the dicasteries, but with the added hitch that downtown is closer and, therefore, more intrusive with its bureaucratic fuss than Rome.
www.jknirp.com /anger.htm   (1361 words)

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Dicasteries are the central offices of the Roman Curia in which the stewardship of the Roman Catholic Church is entrusted.
www.thebestlinks.com /Dicasteries.html   (147 words)

 The World Seen From Rome
As you know, it was John Paul II who called me to preside over the Secretariat for Nonbelievers in June 1980, with the intention of studying the creation of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which took place in 1982, and of which he also appointed me president.
From 1982 to 1993, I was president of the two dicasteries, which, however, kept their respective autonomy, exactly as is now the case.
What is clear is that there will have to be a greater collaboration between the two dicasteries which the Pope has requested me to preside over "for the time being."
www.zenit.org /article-15559?l=english   (1002 words)

The primary duty and responsibility of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to promote and preserve the Catholic Faith throughout the Church.
In particular, the Congregation has the responsibility of examining the writings of theologians to ensure that they are not inconsistent with Catholic doctrine and, even, of disciplining theologians who refuse to resile from views considered erroneous or perilous to the Faith.
This Commission is charged with assisting the various Dicasteries of the Roman Curia by studying the life of the Church and its development in Latin America.
www.thesacredheart.com /curia.htm   (1714 words)

 Cardinals in the Catholic Church | Catholic-Pages.com
Because of their special devotion and holiness, they are called to assist the Holy Father in the governance of the Church.
Most Cardinals are either Archbishops of the largest dioceses in their countries or regions, or the heads of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia (the Pope's Ministers of State, if you like).
Of course, the singular role that the Cardinals play is that of electing a new Pontiff when the See of Peter is vacant (see Electing a Pope).
www.catholic-pages.com /hierarchy/cardinals.asp   (663 words)

 Catholic Pages Directory: » Vatican » ROMAN CURIA
Competencies of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia by Fr Hal Stockert
Roman Curia The Pope's "Government" of Vatican City State (as Head of State) and of the Catholic Church (as Pontiff) is assisted by the Roman Curia -- the Congregations and Dicasteries set up as his "Ministries".
This article explains what each of the Dicasteries is and what its role is in the governance of the Church or Vatican City State.
www.catholic-pages.com /dir/curia.asp   (288 words)

 Cover story -- Analysis -- If the Vatican voted: In divided Vatican opinion, Kerry appears to lead Bush
At one level, the difference between red and blue dicasteries pivots on areas of responsibility.
Similarly, dicasteries engaged with the Islamic world, such as Inter-religious Dialogue, have a strong concern for Islamic sentiment.
If the focus is just on the cardinals and other senior officials who head dicasteries, the balance would probably shift slightly in favor of Bush.
www.natcath.com /NCR_Online/archives2/2004d/101504/101504a.htm   (1573 words)

 CHAUSA: The Catholic Health Association of the United States
A highlight of the program, and new addition for 2005, was a presentation by John L. Allen, Jr., Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and analyst for CNN and National Public Radio.
He described the workings of the Roman Curia and explained selected dicasteries (departments), the College of Cardinals, jurisdictions of congregations and councils, and other offices.
At one of the dicasteries, the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, the group met with congregation staff, including Sister Sharon Holland, IHM, who heads the office.
www.chausa.org /Pub/MainNav/News/CHW/Archive/2005/0615/articles/w050615c.htm   (1357 words)

 RORATE CÆLI: New Meeting with the heads of Dicasteries
The Italian news agency ANSA informs (see similar dispatch at Corriere della Sera) that a new meeting of the heads of Dicasteries would have been called by Pope Benedict to discuss the current situation of the "Lefebvrist" question, as it happened last April 7.
The meeting is scheduled for November 16, next Thursday and would also involve a discussion on the question of "Viri Probati", related to the "Milingo Crisis".
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
rorate-caeli.blogspot.com /2006/11/new-meeting-with-heads-of-dicasteries.html   (1060 words)

 Help and Support for the Christian East
It is a great joy for me to meet you during your Congregation's plenary assembly, while you are reflecting on several lines of action for the dicastery over the next few years to serve the Eastern Catholic churches.
Among the various dicasteries of the Roman Curia, the Congregation for the Oriental Churches has a particularly delicate task because of its institutional competence and the present moment in history.
In their ecumenical commitment, by virtue of their theological and cultural closeness to the Orthodox Churches, they are called to proceed with courage and determination, even if there is still a memory of past wounds and it is at times difficult to fulfill this mandate in the present circumstances.
www.byzcath.org /news/LOR19981028.html   (2052 words)

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