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Dubious dubia about the Dubia

Once upon a time there was a Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation that caused a lot of head scratching.  And so some Cardinals got together, four in all, and asked the writer of the Exhortation – or rather the Pope whose signature … Continue reading

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Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some are excused because, “They’re tooo haaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

With all the chatter these days about virtuous behavior being an “ideal” and jawing about “paradigm shifts” and so forth, I present anew something I posted exactly one year ago today.
___ Originally published 17 Feb 2017
Look. I’m the first one … Continue reading

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Card. Caffarra – RIP

His Eminence Carlo Card. Caffarra has died.  He is the second of the Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia to have gone to the Lord – in two months – without having read answers from Pope Francis.
And then there were two.
One of … Continue reading

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Peters on Nichols

The distinguished theologian Fr. Aidan Nichols, OP, recently gave a talk to a group of Anglican and Orthodox (both of whom are not yet in union with the Pope of Rome) about what might be done in view of the … Continue reading

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A Response to the Tornielli/Walford papolatrous attack on the Four ‘Dubia’ Cardinals

A few days ago Vatican Insider, at La Stampa, run by the ultimate Italian weather vane Andrea Tornielli, supplied a piece against the Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia (and against anyone who agrees that more clarity is needed) by … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on 1 year after ‘Amoris laetitia’: The state of the question.

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray, frequent contributor at The Catholic Thing and quite simply the best clerical TV commentator around (EWTN has to kick its game up to deserve him).
Fr. Murray has offered comments about Amoris laetitia one year after its release. … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER ALERT! The Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia ask an AUDIENCE

From Edward Pentin at the faithful National Catholic Register (not to be confused with faithless Fishwrap):
Full Text of Dubia Cardinals’ [The Four Cardinals who submitted the Five Dubia] Letter Asking Pope for an Audience
The April 25 missive was hand-delivered to the Pope … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Anniversary ‘Amoris laetitia’ and a terrific new book alert – ACTION ITEM!

It has been 1 year already since the unleashing of the text of the Post-Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia.
It seems longer, in some ways.
Since it’s release, sharp divisions have developed in the Church over objectively ambiguous, now infamous elements of Chapter 8.  You know … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Card. Burke about the future of the Five Dubia about ‘Amoris laetitia’

At St. Raymond of Penafort Church in Virginia (which if I am not mistaken was built by my my friend Fr. James Gould), another Raymond, Card. Burke, answered a question about the Five Dubia submitted by the Four Cardinals about the … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s take on the Pope’s remarks to Chilean Bishops

People are asking me in email what I think of the Pope’s alleged statements to Chilean bishops making their ad limina visit.  Apparently the Holy Father told them, as reported by the UK’s best Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald (for which I write a … Continue reading

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List of Prelates For and Against the Five Dubia on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

A week or so ago, I received a working list of churchmen who seem to be in favor of submitting (and getting answers to) the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals™, who seem to be against the same and who seem to … Continue reading

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Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some people are excused because they’re hard! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Look. I’m the first one to admit that I am a sinner.  I sin and I go to confession with a firm purpose of amendment.  When I fall, I get back up, again with a firm purpose of amendment.  I … Continue reading

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Card. Coccopalmerio’s booklet: The Response™? Apparently not.

Yesterday, I posted HERE about the release of the booklet by Card. Coccopalmerio, Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. It was ballyhooed as The Response™ to the Five Dubia of the Four “intransigent” Cardinals, who are dissenters because they … 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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