Category Archives: One Man & One Woman

Nearly 500 faithful priests in England and Wales sign letter urging Synod to stand firm!

At the UK’s Catholic Herald, for which I write a weekly column, find the following:
Nearly 500 priests in England and Wales urge synod to stand firm on Communion for the remarried
Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis turning away from Kasper and to Caffarra?

Sandro Magister has some analysis of the lead up to next October’s Synod on the Family.
It might surprise you.
The Synod Market Index. Kasper Down, Caffarra Up
Even Pope Francis is distancing himself from the former and taking sides with the latter. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and “doctors of the law”

Here is an interesting contrast.
First, a snip from an off-the-cuff, non-Magisterial remark of Pope Francis during a daily homily.  Note his disparaging words about “doctors of the law”.

Hmmm… it seems to me that there is something missing.  Of course these … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Non-Catholic engaged to SSPX follower. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A non-Catholic Christian co-worker has a daughter who is engaged to be married to a young man who was raised in, and still attends, an SSPX chapel in our diocese. The woman does not want to be married in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Becoming “minister” of on-line “church” to do wedding

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A church-going Catholic friend of my daughter was asked to officiate at the wedding of a non-Catholic couple, by becoming a “minister” of an on-line “church”. I assume that legally this is permissible as far as the State … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lied to the priest. Is our marriage valid?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Many years ago when my wife and I got married we were not serious Catholics. We cohabitated before we were married, and I think we even may have lied to the priest about it but I’m not sure. … Continue reading

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The Pope on why the Pope must suffer

On 29 May 29 1994 – during the Year of the Family – a month after painfully breaking his hip, St. Pope John Paul II delivered a spectacular Angelus address during which he set aside his notes and spoke off the … Continue reading

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CNS warns Catholic schools not to honor supporters of same-sex unions

The Cardinal Newman Society (see their feed on my sidebar… scroll down), which keep tabs on what is going on with Catholic higher education in these USA, has issued a statement:
Cardinal Newman Society Statement Opposing Honors and Platforms for Proponents … Continue reading

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Archbp. Cordileone, Church in San Francisco under attack from without, within

This is another indication of what is coming our way in the near future.
Folks… start getting your heads into that mental place where you can deal with open persecution.
From LifeSite:
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors … Continue reading

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“Filial appeal” to Pope Francis asking him to hold the line

This is pretty interesting…
From Breitbart:
EUROPEAN ROYALTY APPEALS TO POPE FRANCIS ON CHURCH TEACHING
A coalition of royals, prelates, and Catholic activists have sent a “filial appeal” to Pope Francis asking him to hold the line on Church teaching regarding the family.
The … Continue reading

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