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Fr. Murray on Card. Coccopalmerio’s booklet defense of Communion for mortal sinners

I direct the readership to dash over to The Catholic Thing for a new column by my friend Fr. Gerald Murray.  He drills into the booklet offered to the public through the intermediary of the Vatican Press by His Eminence … Continue reading

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New booklet by Cardinal asserted to be response to the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

In the shallow, liberal, Italian Catholic weekly Panorama we are informed about a booklet now out over the name of Card. Coccopalmerio, Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.  It is ballyhooed as “the response” to the Five Dubia of … Continue reading

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Card. Müller weighs in on ‘Amoris Laetitia’, informally answers the Five Dubia

The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is doing his job.  His Eminence Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller, has given a long interview to the Italian Catholic monthly Il Timone.  Title: “You don’t negotiate Truth.”  He comments on … Continue reading

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Can 7th c. Pope Honorius I teach us about “Amoris laetitia” controversy?

These days it seems like we are “all Amoris laetitia all the time”. That’s because the document has stirred great confusion. The confusion has resulted even in contrary interpretation on the part of conferences of bishops, no less, about whether … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters: What does can. 915 really say?

Some people on the Kasperite side (give Communion to the divorced and remarried who have no purpose of amendment, etc.) have a spittle-flecked nutty when can. 915 is brought into the discussion.
Distinguished commonsense canonist Ed Peters has offered us yet … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters: different ways people deal with Canon 915 (denial of Communion)

The distinguished, commonsensical canonist Ed Peters has a blistering bit today at his blog In the Light of the Law. Let’s see what he has to say, with my usual emphases and comments. I’ll cut in to the meat. You should … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Interview with Card. Caffarra about the Dubia and ‘Amoris laetitia’ confusion

UPDATE:
I was sent this Tweet of Matteo Matzuzzi of Il Foglio:

Diversamente da quanto si legge in giro, Caffarra @ilfoglio_it non risponde a Müller (questione cronologica) https://t.co/cSnq1DwrFk
— Matteo Matzuzzi (@matteomatzuzzi) January 14, 2017

[Decoded: “Differently from what is going around, Caffarra … … Continue reading

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A serious Catholic way to “accompany” the sinner?

I had an interesting email in my box today.  What do you think?
Hi Father,
I’ve been reading through Ratzinger’s book “Behold the Pierced One“. [UK – HERE] In it, he addresses the issue of the prohibition of communion to the divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters explains situation to Crux priest. Important info for priests, confessors.

The other day at Crux there was a piece by Fr. Paul Keller about a theoretical (Deo gratias) case study in which the writer – basing himself on the objectively unclear notions of Amoris laetitia Chapter 8 – figures out how to … Continue reading

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Card. Müller: “a possible fraternal correction of the Pope seems to me to be very remote”

UPDATE:
Newly appended to the end of Pentin’s article on Card. Müller…
Update 12 January 2016:
A spokesman for Cardinal Müller told the Register that he was “speaking out of his authority as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW with Card. Burke about their plea to Pope Francis “Seeking Clarity”

Yesterday we all read about the Bombshell.  HERE  Four Cardinals presented formal “Yes/No” questions (dubia) to Pope Francis and to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about confusing points which were stirred up by the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper: It’s a scandal to deny Communion to adulterers

In the Augustinian Order today is the Feast of St John Stone, one of the 40 English Martyrs canonized by the author of Humanae Vitae. He died under Henry VIII opposing the original version of the Kasper Proposal.
Speaking of Kasper, … Continue reading

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Bishop calls for rituals to bless adultery and sodomy

What follows should make EVERY CATHOLIC angry.  There is no left or right or anything else in this.  If you are Catholic, this should make you angry.  If you read Patheos, or Rorate, or Aletheia you should be angry and, frankly, alarmed.
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Diocese of Rome’s guidelines for ‘Amoris laetitia’. Wherein Fr. Z rants, offers solution.

At the end I offer a solution.  But be patient and read.
Sandro Magister provided an English translation of key parts of the Italian document issued by the Vicar of Rome, Card. Vallini (who runs the Diocese of Rome while the Pope popes), … Continue reading

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Bp. Olmsted (D. Phoenix) interprets ‘Amoris laetitia’

Bp. Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix continues to impress.  Remember that he had the steel to remove the title “Catholic” from a hospital where – at the approval of women religious – a direct abortion was performed.   Lately, Bp. Olmsted has planned … Continue reading

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