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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 […]

How the ‘gay lobby’ lost at the Synod; Cardinal Napier speaks about attempted manipulation

If you want a true and balanced insider’s view about what happened at the Synod in regard to attempted manipulation by pro-homosexuality apologists (the “gay lobby”), apparently in spite of Pope Francis and a majority of Synod Fathers, I recommend Cardinal Napier’s interview with Vatican Radio. Cardinal Napier says that “Unlike past synods, this one […]

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 […]

Moneychangers at the Sistine Chapel?

Oh my good gravy. Telegraph, via Pewsitter: Pope Francis has for the first time allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out for a private corporate event, with the proceeds to go to charities working with the poor and homeless. The concert, to be performed amid the splendour of Michelangelo’s frescoes on Saturday, will be […]

Irrational complaints from ‘gay,’ pro-abortion activists about Archbishop Ezzati on social media

Archbishop Ezzati is being attacked on social media by “gay rights” and pro-abortion activists in defense of three heretical priests in his diocese who support homosexuality and abortion. I find this remark about “sensible Catholics” to be worthy of response. BBC News: “If Ezzati dares to complain about Berríos, Puga and Aldunate to the Vatican, […]