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Tag Archives: divorce and remarriage
His Excellency Most Reverend Samuel Aquila, Archbishop of Denver, has something to say. From the NCRegister: Did Thomas More and John Fisher Die For Nothing? The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin … Read More
I received word of a conference coming up in Rome. The conference is clearly part of an organized effort to influence the proceedings of the upcoming Synod of Bishop on the family… and not in a good way. This … Read More
What you failed to read at the National Sodomotic Reporter is that the presidents of Africa’s conferences of bishops met in Accra. Card. Sarah, one of my favorites, was there. They met in the open, by the way… not in … Read More
As you may have heard, Homer and Marge Simpson are splitting up! After years of marriage, they will separate. Oh, the humanity. But, be of good cheer! Cardinal Kasper has a solution! Perhaps when they remarry (other people… of the same … Read More
I received the great news that the Five Cardinals Book™ is now out in POLISH. HERE It isn’t just out in Polish, it received an endorsement from the Polish Bishops Conference. That is quite a step. That means that the … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
A few days ago, The Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, was on with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. Bp. Morlino spoke about what Pope Francis is up to, what is going on in the … Read More
What do we do when legitimate authority gets something important wrong? We respectfully resist legitimate authority. Pope Francis does or doesn’t do, A, B or C. He doesn’t, for example, wear proper pontifical garb, as tradition and decorum require, in … Read More
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” … Read More
It is important that you know about this. I first touched on this HERE Given the orchestrations of the last, controversial Synod of Bishops which met to discuss issues concerning the family, and given the hot issues raised, when the … Read More
Friends, the controversy isn’t over yet. It is only beginning. So, I am happy to report that The Five Cardinals Book™, Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church, which helped to turn the tide during … Read More
UPDATED: 14 Nov: ORIGINAL Published on: Nov 13, 2014 At the French language site L’Homme Nouveau there is an interesting post about a question a priest posed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He asked the Congregation: «Un confesseur … Read More
The final version of the Relatio Synodi of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization” earlier in October is available now, in English, on the Vatican website. HERE … Read More
Last summer during Acton University I had the chance to get to talk at length with Russ Douthat of Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times… echo chamber of record for the liberal snob elite). Douthat is a voice of … Read More
The Extraordinary Synod on the family is, thanks be to God, over. The bishops will meet again next year at the same time in the Ordinary Synod on the same topic: the Family. Let me start with the pessimistic take, … Read More
Ed Peters, canonist extraordinaire, has a useful recap of Card. Burke’s video interview with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. Peters points to the minute and second mark of certain of the Cardinal’s comments and then adds his own helpful commentary. … Read More
His Eminence Raymond L. Burke gave an interview to Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. You don’t want to miss this. Arroyo does not lob softballs. He starts out with a question about Pope Francis praise of Card. Kasper! This is refreshing … Read More