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Vocations

Communion for the Divorced and Remarried is not a ‘Life Raft’

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 […]

Synod Fathers approve of document that apologists can defend but that dissenters can easily misinterpret

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 […]

La Civiltà Cattolica uses protestant interpretation of ‘porneia’ as excuse for divorce

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 […]