Tag Archives: Synod of Bishops

Bp. Galatino: “Couples in irregular matrimonial situations…”

I read in the La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno that His Excellency Most Rev. Nunzio Galatino, Secretary General of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) has thoughts about “unconventional couples” and the sacraments.
‘Church musn’t exclude unusual couples’ Italian bishops say
(ANSA) – Rome, August 27 … Continue reading

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Wm. Oddie on the upcoming Synod: no change in doctrine

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, William Oddie has his say about Card. Kasper, his odd notions about Communion for the divorced and remarried, the upcoming Synod and Pope Francis.
Read the whole thing HERE, but I can … Continue reading

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Meltdown Countdown: Fishwrap on the Synod

The Synod on the Family will start in October.   Already the dissidents at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) are whining.   They have twigged to the fact that they are not going to get what they want.
Today there … Continue reading

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Card. Müller’s book-length interview: refutes Communion for divorced and civilly remarried

You will want to look at what Sandro Magister posted today.  HERE
Müller: “These Theories Are Radically Mistaken”
The prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith refutes the ideas of those who want to permit second marriages with the … Continue reading

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Ed Peters has suggestions for Synod on Family

Ed Peters, distinguished canonist, posted at his blog, In The Light Of The Law, about the upcoming autumn Synod on the family.  He has no combox over there, but you should visit his place.
I suggest a careful reading of what … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the airplane: The Synod, the family, Communion for the divorced and remarried

You may have heard that Pope Francis visited the Holy Land.  On the flight back to Italy, His Holiness held another presser.
At this point many of you might be cringing as the thought “What could possible go wrong?” flashes through … Continue reading

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A Cardinal backtracks

A while back, the head of the Synod of Bishops, Card. Baldisseri, made some comments about a change in the Church’s teaching about marriage.
Remember my post: What is Card. Baldisseri up to?
Baldisseri is backtracking.
Bishops’ synod head: October meeting not solely … Continue reading

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What is Card. Baldissieri up to?

Edward Pentin, of the National Catholic Register, quoted an antipasto of an article in De Standaard (and HERE) about an interview with a Belgian publication, Tertio, given by Pope Francis’ head of the Synod of Bishops, Lorenzo Card. Balidissieri.
Reportage gives … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ sermon for the canonization

First, you might scan what I wrote back on 5 July 2013 about these canonizations.
Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II
I can add another element, below.  But let’s … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray’s clear explanation of problems with Communion for divorced, remarried.

From The Catholic Thing. My emphases and comments.
Fidelity – to Spouses and Christ’s Words
By Fr. Gerald Murray [A good friend... Fr. Murray, J.C.D., is pastor of Holy Family Church, New York, NY, and a canon lawyer.]
[QUAERITUR...] Is the most serious problem … Continue reading

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