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Stop talking about schism! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The upcoming Synod of Bishops in October is probably going to be a knock-down, drag-out over a few issues. The Germans are set on achieving a progressive agenda and have hinted at doing their own thing if the Synod doesn’t … Continue reading

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Another Cardinal stands up to Card. Marx and German bishops:

His Eminence Kurt. Card. Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity (Card. Kasper’s old billet), has firmly rejected the progressivist notions which Card. Müller called “absolutely anti-Catholic”.  From LifeSite with my emphases and comments: Vatican cardinal tells German bishops: We can’t … Continue reading

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“Blessed are they who persecute the righteous, for they shall be called the children of God.”

The estimable translator and teacher Anthony Esolen has a wickedly biting commentary piece at Crisis today.  Read it in the context of controversy over the upcoming Synod on the Family in October, namely, there are those who suggest that Christ … Continue reading

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Card. Nichols reacts to the 500 Priests

The other day I posted about an open letter, in the UK’s weekly the Catholic Herald, signed by almost 500 priests of England and Wales.  The letter urged the members of the upcoming Synod in October to stand firm on the … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Two African Cardinals standing up!

In the lead up (already) to next October’s Synod, the continuation of last October’s wild ride with its bizarre rules, backroom maneuvers, and strange proposals, Africa (pace Card. Kasper) is coming into its own. I saw this at the National … Continue reading

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John Allen pulled a fast one over at Crux about the Synod

A preliminary list of some of the bishop-members of next October’s Synod of Bishops to discuss “the family” has been released.  There are big holes in the membership still, since many conferences haven’t yet elected officers, etc.  You can tell … Continue reading

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Polish Archbishop predicts ugly confrontations at Synod: “innovators have not been idle”

At the blog Witness for Church and Pope I saw this (my emphases): BREAKING NEWS from POLAND: Archbishop Henryk Hoser: “The Church has betrayed John Paul II…they did not follow his voice, they did not acquaint themselves with his teaching” … Continue reading

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