Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been reduced to a mere association, and urged participants to be witnesses in a secular world. “The family is being hit, the family is being struck […]
Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, offers a troubling account of the Synod on the Family here. (Note: The Synod is not yet complete.) Canon lawyer Edward Peters writes on his blog: I have read several times Lynch’s line wistfully closing the door on recognizing the sacramentality of same-sex unions as if such recognition […]
A Catholic priest’s homily on the Synod on the Family and the confusion that has arisen from it.
Cardinal Kasper has referred to Communion for the divorced and remarried as a “life raft” for the shipwrecked. Jesus’ teaching on the indissolubility of sacramental marriage is clear, the retired German cardinal said, and it would harm individuals and the church to pretend otherwise. However, “after the shipwreck of sin, the shipwrecked person should not […]
Cardinal George of Chicago is suffering from advanced cancer and has stepped down as Archbishop. His replacement has already been named. One would think that the Chicago media would want to show at least some respect for this great leader of the Church in their community, but this is not the case; at least not […]
I am still thinking, on this Feast of St. Paul of the Cross, about Cardinal Dolan’s remarks today in which he said that some people are “unable to live up to” Church teaching. I imagine that a lot of kids in New York are going to be telling their parents now that they are “unable” […]
It has escaped me why no one, to my knowledge, has mentioned this, but then I realized that I have not mentioned it, either, so maybe I should. “No Communion for the Divorced and Remarried” is more than a spiritual issue. It’s a religious freedom issue, as well. Though the Church does not make decisions […]
It’s not a teaching document. It’s a discussion document. Source: Vatican Press Briefing. The truth has won.
For the record, I have not read any articles written about the document approved of and released today by the Synod Fathers. The first thing I did when I logged on this morning was look at Archbishop Kurtz’s twitter feed. Here is his tweet of the document. Here is the Synod Message to the world […]
There have been many facepalm moments throughout the Synod. This is just the latest one. Catholic Culture reports that an article in La Civiltà Cattolica is misinterpreting the word ‘porneia’ as an excuse for divorce. For well over twenty years, I have personally heard and responded to this claim about the word ‘porneia’ from evangelical […]