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  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican website erases John Paul II exhortations on marriage

    10/21/2016 9:16:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10-20-16 | BAI MACFARLANE
    Five translations of Saint Pope John Paul II’s often-quoted instruction to tribunal judges was removed from the Vatican’s website some time last year. It is now only available in Italian. Each year, the Pope gives an address to the Tribunal of the Roman Rota and these are instructions to the world’s canon lawyers from THE legislator, the Pope. In 1987, Saint Pope John Paul II gave an address that cautioned against misusing the grounds for nullity of marriage - particularly “on the pretext of some immaturity or psychic weakness” (Canon 1095). I posted a YouTube video on the Mary’s Advocates...
  • New Cardinal Farrell: Amoris Laetitia is 'the Holy Spirit speaking'

    10/14/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 14, 2016 | Joshua J. McElwee
    The Catholic prelate Pope Francis recently appointed both as a cardinal and the head of the Vatican's new centralized office for laypeople says he considers the pontiff's apostolic exhortation on family life inspired by the Holy Spirit and plans to make it his department's guiding document. Speaking in an NCR interview Thursday, Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell said he has a hard time understanding why some bishops have reacted negatively to Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love.") "I honestly don't see what and why some bishops seem to think that they have to interpret this document," said Farrell, the head of the...
  • In Rome Yes, In Florence No. Here’s How “Amoris Laetitia” Is Dividing the Church

    10/14/2016 9:08:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Chisea ^ | October 14, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    In the pope’s diocese, the divorced and remarried can receive communion, in other Italian dioceses no. Because every bishop is deciding as he wishes. A manual by Cardinal Antonelli for confessors who want to remain faithful to perennial doctrine by Sandro Magister ROME, October 14, 2016 – Pope Francis has said plainly right from the first lines of “Amoris Laetitia” that “unity of teaching and practice is certainly necessary in the Church, but this does not preclude various ways of interpreting some aspects of that teaching or drawing certain consequences from it.” And therefore “each country or region can seek...
  • Neo-Cardinal Cupich: "My Interpretation of Amoris Laetitia is That of Pope Francis"

    10/13/2016 8:49:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | October 12, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Washington) The Cardinal in Spe, Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, stated in an interview that his interpretation of the controversial post-synodal letter Amoris laetitia "is the same from Pope Francis." From a progressive outsider to the influential church prince Monsignor Cupich was not only the Bishop of the tiny Diocese of Spokane in the state of Washington in 2014, but also the progressive outsider in the American Episcopal Conference. Nevertheless, or just as observers say, Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Chicago, one of the most important diocese in the world. Since then, the Argentine pope has been calling on...
  • U.S. Bishops’ Survey Finds ‘Significant Energy and Interest’ in ‘Amoris Laetitia’

    10/04/2016 5:36:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 10/4/16 | Claire Chretien
    October 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — At the request of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) surveyed bishops and leaders across the country to determine how Amoris Laetitia is being implemented and received across the country. The USCCB’s survey led it to recommend the development of resources on “best practices based on Amoris Laetitia,” particularly “further resources on the application [of] aspects … such as those treating the internal forum and reception of the sacraments with regard to persons in irregular marital situations” and “advice on how confessors can assist persons in irregular marital relationships.” The survey results...
  • Buenos Aires and Rome. For Francis, These Are the Model Dioceses

    10/04/2016 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Chiesa ^ | October 4, 2014 | Sandro Magister
    In the one and the other the pope has made it known what kind of implementation he wants for the eighth chapter of “Amoris Laetitia,” the one about communion for the divorced and remarried. His approved spokesmen: the Argentine bishops and his cardinal vicar by Sandro Magister ROME, October 4, 2016 – There was a big stir all around the world over the letter of commendation written by Pope Francis to the Argentine bishops of the region of Buenos Aires, praised for how they have been able to give the right interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” - meaning that of Francis...
  • Pope Francis deplores ‘global war’ on marriage

    10/02/2016 12:21:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 1, 2016 | Cindy Wooden
    “Today there is a global war to destroy marriage,” the Pope said during a meeting in Tbilisi with priests, religious, seminarians and lay people active in parish life.
  • Amoris Laetitia versus the Church’s enduring Magisterium on matrimony [Catholic Caucus]

    09/30/2016 3:27:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Denzinger-Bergoglio ^ | 9/20/2016 | Denzinger-Bergoglio
    Catechism of the Catholic Church The catechism clearly states that Christ condemns adultery Adultery refers to marital infidelity. When two partners, of whom at least one is married to another party, have sexual relations – even transient ones – they commit adultery. Christ condemns even adultery of mere desire (cf. Mt 5:27–28). The sixth commandment and the New Testament forbid adultery absolutely (cf. Mt 5:32; 19:6; Mk 10:11; 1Cor 6:9–10). The prophets denounce the gravity of adultery; they see it as an image of the sin of idolatry (cf. Hos 2:7; Jer 5:7; 13:27). (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no....
  • Air Force colonel, facing court-martial on sexual assault charges, found dead

    09/27/2016 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 43 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 9/26/2016 | Craig Whitlock
    An Air Force colonel facing court-martial next month on multiple counts of sexual assault was found dead Sunday at his Colorado home, according to the Air Force. Col. Eugene Marcus Caughey, formerly the vice commander of the 51st Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, had been charged with rape, assault, adultery and other crimes. His court-martial was scheduled to begin Oct. 17 in what would have been a rare instance of the military placing a senior officer on trial for sexual assault. Officials at Peterson Air Force Base said Caughey, 46, was found dead at his off-base residence in...
  • Renowned Philosopher and Friend of John Paul II: "Pope Must Act To Avoid Schism and Heresy"

    09/27/2016 11:24:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fatima Perspectives | September 26, 2016 | Christopher Ferrara
    The Catholic Church is being rocked to its foundations in the aftermath of the publication of Amoris laetitia and Pope Francis’ “confidential” (and promptly leaked) letter to the bishops of Buenos Aires affirming that the admission of public adulterers in “second marriages” to Holy Communion is the only correct interpretation of Amoris. Now we read that a friend of the late Pope John Paul II, the renowned Austrian philosopher Josef Seifert, has declared in a video interview that certain statements in Amoris are “objectively heretical” and that the Pope must act to correct them “to avoid schism and to avoid...
  • Declaration of Fidelity to the Church's Unchangeable Doctrine ... and Discipline on Marriage

    09/26/2016 6:54:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 29, 2016 | multiple authors
    80 Catholic personalities reaffirm their loyalty to the Magisterium of the Church on the family and Catholic morals A Declaration of Fidelity to the ChurchÂ’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline was disclosed today by a group of 78 Catholic personalities, including cardinals, bishops, priests, eminent scholars, leaders of pro-family and pro-life organizations and influential figures of civil society. The statement was disclosed by the association Supplica Filiale [Filial Appeal], the same organization that collected, between the two Synods on the family, nearly 900,000 signatures of Catholic faithful (including 211 prelates) in support of a petition asking...
  • With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: Part III of III

    09/23/2016 3:25:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Catholic Family News & The Remnant Newpaper | September 23, 2016 | Michael J. Matt, Christopher Ferrara & John Vennari
    With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis Part III of III "Have you no sense of alarm about the divisions you have provoked within the Church, with some bishops departing from the teaching of your predecessors on the divorced and 'remarried,' solely on your purported authority, while others attempt to maintain the bimillenial doctrine and practice you have labored without ceasing to overthrow?" A Joint Statement from The Remnant and Catholic Family News PART III A “Pastoral Practice” at War with Doctrine You have approved as the only correct interpretation of Amoris a moral calculus that would in practice undermine...
  • Catholics Face a Choice

    09/21/2016 10:28:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    First Things ^ | September 19, 2016 | Matthew Schmitz
    Catholics face a choice. Will they uphold the Church's teaching that the divorced and remarried cannot be admitted to communion, or will they reject it? Pope Francis has brought this question before the Church, though he refuses to formulate it so starkly. He believes that an exception can be made in every case, so that the principle will be preserved even as it loses all force—as if faith need not shape practice, and practice would not remake faith. In the face of his campaign, many who value Catholic truth have fallen silent. It seems that only an outright denial of...
  • With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: [Catholic Caucus]

    09/20/2016 1:41:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | September 19, 2016 | John Vennari, Michael Matt, Christopher Ferrara
    With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: The Remnant & Catholic Family News - I of III With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis "The culminating event that impelled us to take this step was the revelation of your 'confidential' letter to the bishops of Buenos Aires authorizing them, solely on the basis of your own views as expressed in Amoris Laetitia, to admit public certain public adulterers in 'second marriages' to the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion without any firm purpose of amending their lives by ceasing their adulterous sexual relations. " From Michael Matt, Christopher Ferrara &...
  • Can One Commit Adultery When a Partner Pressures You?

    09/19/2016 11:35:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | September 18, 2016 | TTC
    I was really dumbfounded when Jeff Mirus said: "In this case, the continuing sins involved in the irregular union on the part of the repentant spouse would seem to be venial—on the grounds that full consent of the will to the moral evil of continued sexual relations is lacking. The sins would be rendered venial by either a very real confusion about the best course or the compulsion inherent in the particular situation, or both " So if your husband wants you to break one of the ten commandments, you're only committing venial sin because you're breaking them to keep...
  • On Communion to "Divorced and Remarried", one is either with Christ or with Lucifer (Cath Cauc)

    09/14/2016 4:50:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 14, 2016 | New Catholic
    From the very beginning of this ill-fated pontificate, this page was maligned for stating the obvious about Cardinal Bergoglio, and the prospects his positions brought to the papacy. For example, from the very beginning it was clear to us Francis wanted to impose on the Church the new doctrine of communion to the "divorced and remarried" (that is, those living in permanent state of sin, without the desire to end their sinful situation), the new German Doctrine. Other commentators tried to hide for as long as possible, even up to a few days ago, that the Pope wanted to personally...
  • A Bizarre Papal Move

    09/14/2016 9:29:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 14, 2016 | Robert Royal
    So now we know. We knew before, really, but didn’t have explicit confirmation. The long, agonizing slog, however, is finally over: from Pope Francis’ invitation to Cardinal Kasper to address the bishops in Rome in February of 2014 to the pope’s letter last week to some Argentinean bishops affirming guidelines they had developed in a joint document that, in “exceptional cases,” people divorced and remarried (living in an “adulterous” relationship as we believed for 2000 years in Western Christianity), may receive Holy Communion. This whole affair is bizarre. No other word will do. As I wrote on this page many...
  • Who Will Rise Up for Him Against the Evildoers? [Catholic Caucus]

    09/14/2016 9:20:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Recently, it was made public that priests and theologians wrote to every Cardinal in the Church to press Pope Francis to clarify his position on those parts of Amoris Laetitia which have potential to mislead the Faithful into error. This is the latest major initiative aimed at seeking clarification from the Pope, undertaken privately but made public. At considerable risk to themselves, this request was made by persons of good will towards the Pope and in good faith. Since then, Fr Hunwicke has made it quite clear that the response to this letter from certain quarters has been one of...
  • Why all the fuss over allowing Communion for the remarried in just the hardest of cases?

    09/13/2016 2:36:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 13, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    After the battle in the Catholic Church over the last two years culminating in the publication of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, many Catholics may be left scratching their heads. One of the most common thoughts has been why all the fuss over allowing “remarriage” in some cases? And why not allow the happily married new couple to be good Catholics and go to Holy Communion? This was also one of the most frequent criticisms of our report on September 9 about the Pope’s letter praising the Argentinean bishops’ directive allowing Communion for the divorced and remarried. But while...
  • Recent Key Appointments Unsettle John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family

    09/13/2016 2:15:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 9/12/2016 | Edward Pentin
    Given the willingness of both Archbishop Paglia and Msgr. Sequeri to entertain views and pastoral practices which critics say would contradict the moral clarity of traditional Church approaches to these issues, some are concerned by their appointments to such key roles related to life, marriage and family, and the changes they might enact.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio confirms Amoris Laetitia allows for Eucharistic Sacrilege!

    09/10/2016 4:22:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | September 10, 2016 | Vox Cantoris
    "No other interpretation," The words of Jorge Berogoglio on the infamous chapter in Amoris Laetitia! Now we know. Now we know what Bergoglio really thinks, there is no more doubting it. Yet, there will be people, including in this combox, who will say, that he did not say this or that he said elsewhere. No. This is modernism and this is heresy. It only takes a drop of water to poison a litre of water. If you drink it, you will still die. The Bishops of Buenos Aires have issued a document to their priests on the interpretation of Amoris...
  • Pope: ‘No other interpretation’ of AL than allowing communion for divorced and remarried

    09/10/2016 4:16:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 9, 2016 | John-Henry Westen and Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    In a letter reportedly leaked by a priest in Argentina, Pope Francis writes that there is “no other interpretation” of Amoris Laetitia other than one admitting divorced and remarried Catholics to Holy Communion in some cases. The letter, dated September 5, comes in response to a confidential document by the bishops of the Buenos Aires pastoral region to priests instructing them on the application of the Pope’s controversial apostolic exhortation. LifeSite has acquired copies of both original documents and has provided professional side-by-side translation. The Spanish original of the letter from the Pope is here The Spanish original of the...
  • Papal Letter Appearing to Support Communion for Divorced & Remarried Emerges

    09/09/2016 2:02:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 9, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    The Spanish-language Catholic journal InfoCatólica — which is based in Spain, but covers issues in Latin America as well — has published a document from the Argentine Bishops’ in response to Amoris Laetitia. They have also released a corresponding letter attributed to Pope Francis in which he praises their work, saying (according to the slightly cleaned-up machine translation we’re currently working with) “The writing is very good and fully express the meaning of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia. No other interpretations.” And yet, paragraphs 5 & 6 of the bishops’ document makes an assertion about the permissability of confession and...
  • Extensive Article on the problems of Amoris Laetitia [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2016 1:59:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 9, 2016 | Father Louis-Marie de Bligničres
    In No. 136 of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer’s quarterly review Sedes Sapientić, there is a commentary on Chapter 8 of Amoris Lćtitia, written by Father Louis-Marie de Bligničres (one of the 45 signatories of the Critique on Amoris Laetitia). This article, before its publication was sent to several bishops and cardinals who expressed their gratitude and agreement to the author. In particular, it received warm support from Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna and the first President of the John Paul II Institute on the Family: “It is an excellent text, which I endorse completely.” “It is...
  • Huma Abedin: Muslim Faith Helped Me Cope with Anthony Weiner

    08/29/2016 11:00:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies ^ | August 29,2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin reveals in Vogue today that her Muslim faith helped her deal with her husband Anthony Weiner after news of his perverted online behavior ruined his political career. “I tried to block out all the noise and move on with my life,” Abedin says, as the piece notes that she cited her Muslim faith to help her as well as a “a really supportive group of friends and colleagues” after the disturbing revelations that went public.
  • Don Mario’s Moral Mafia [Catholic Caucus]

    08/28/2016 5:55:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 28, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    More than three years into the Bergoglian pontificate there is no mistaking its principal line of development, which is Francis’s grand obsession: the admission of unrepentant public adulterers in “second marriages” to Holy Communion, the “Kasper proposal” he has been promoting almost from the moment of his election. To that end, Francis has relentlessly put in place a kind of moral mafia to carry out his design. Let us meet some of its soldiers. chris phot 1.tifIt was Paglia who oversaw the pontifical council’s production of the first Vatican-approved “sex-ed” program in Church history—a document so disgustingly immoral that it...
  • More on the Marriage and Family Purge at the Vatican [Catholic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 4:10:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | August 22, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    When Sister Lucia warned Cardinal Caffarra in the 1990s that “the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family,” she did not reveal the particular reality unfolding now: a relentless drive by Church leaders to loosen the Church’s constant teaching on the impossibility of Holy Communion for public adulterers (the divorced and “remarried”) and cohabiters who refuse to abandon their illicit sexual relations, spearheaded by a Pope with a divorced and “remarried” sister and cohabiting nephew. The just-announced reorganization of the Vatican’s marriage and family departments, the subject of my last...
  • Don Nicola Bux on Amoris Laetitia: "The Eucharist is Not a Sacrament for the Sinner"

    08/22/2016 5:58:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 157 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | August 19, 2016
    "The Eucharist is not a sacrament for the sinner but the sacrament of reconciled sinners. Just as it is the source and principle of mercy. I hope I have been clear! Nicola Bux, August 13, 2016 at a youth meeting in Schio. The theologian spoke on the theme "The sacraments are not a joke." The Eucharist is not a sacrament for the divorced and remarried, but for reconciled sinners. The liturgist Nicola Bux is one of the most reputable practitioners of the liturgical science and is one of the leading supporters of Benedict XVI's intended liturgical renewal. He is a...
  • Embarrassing: WashPost Writes Clinton 'Allegedly Cheated on His Wife'

    08/21/2016 1:08:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine has two cover stories, one for Bill Clinton and one (if you turn it upside down on the other side) for Melania Trump. As expected, Bill Clinton is going to get a gushier treatment. Post writer Neely Tucker is so tender to the president that he mangles a fact, and the copy editors (also tender hearts) allowed it. “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler will not be assigned to this story. Tucker wrote, “He allegedly cheated on his wife, repeatedly, even in the Oval Office, and with a young woman who wasn’t that much older than their daughter.”This...
  • This guy was loved so much both wife (Bearetta), girlfriend (Princess) place obits in newspaper

    08/05/2016 2:01:57 PM PDT · by dead · 34 replies ^ | August 05, 2016
    EGG HARBOR TWP., NJ — Leroy "Blast" Bill Black was much loved, as evidenced by the fact that he has two obituaries printed in today's Press of Atlantic City. It might have looked like a mistake on the obituary page this morning when two identical-looking (at first glance) listings appeared on top of one another, but the two different, but similar, obituaries were placed by his wife and girlfriend, respectively. Black died at home Tuesday of lung cancer at the age of 55, the obituaries state. And depending which one you are reading, he was survived by his "loving...

    08/02/2016 3:34:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Marine Gen. John Allen, a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served this country admirably for more than 36 years. Now he has announced he wants to retire. The 59 year-old former top officer in Afghanistan cited his wife's "chronic" illness and said he wants to devote more time to helping his beloved Kathy cope with serious health problems, including an undisclosed "auto-immune disorder." We join the vast majority of Americans who pray the general's wife will get better, and thank him for his service to this country. But one would have to be pathetically naive not to realize...

    07/28/2016 10:15:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    The Tablet ^ | July 28, 2016 | Christopher Lamb
    Announcement highlights tensions between Francis and Polish hierarchy after closed door meeting last night A senior bishop has said that the Church in Poland will refuse communion to divorced and remarried Catholics despite the landmark family document from Pope Francis which opened up the possibility. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, said that giving communion could not be allowed following a period of pastoral discernment - something which Francis has advocated - adding that if remarried divorcees had a valid first marriage they cannot receive the eucharist. His remarks came just hours after the Pope’s arrival...
  • More details surface about 45 theologians’ appeal to correct Amoris Laetitia’s errors

    07/21/2016 8:03:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 20, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    New details have emerged about the letter 45 theologians sent to every Catholic patriarch and cardinal asking them to petition Pope Francis to fix a list of erroneous propositions in Amoris Laetitia. The group’s spokesman Dr. Joseph Shaw, a University of Oxford academic and chairman of the Latin Mass Society, told LifeSiteNews that the list of signatories is not in any way limited to theologians who are viewed as liturgical traditionalists, thus showing that there is wide concern about Amoris Laetitia across the world of Catholic academia. Upon the announcement of the existence the letter, Shaw said, “Numerous propositions in...
  • Buttiglione backs Amoris Laetitia in L'Osservatore Romano article [Catholic Caucus]

    07/20/2016 4:27:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 20, 2016
    The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has published a front-page essay by Rocco Buttiglione, the Italian political leader and adviser to St. John Paul II, supporting the argument of Amoris Laetitia that Catholics who are divorced and remarried might, under some circumstances, be allowed to receive Communion. Buttiglione argues that the Catholic Church has always recognized the possibility that individual circumstances determine whether or not someone is in a state of sin. He writes: The path that the Pope proposes to divorced and remarried is exactly the same that the Church proposes to all sinners: Go to confession, and your confessor,...
  • Cardinal Schönborn’s Interview: How Credible is a “Hearsay Magisterium”?

    07/18/2016 8:48:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 18, 2016 | Father Brian Harrison, O.S.
    Last week saw the release of an important interview (PDF link) given by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna and one of Pope Francis’ most trusted theological advisers and spokesmen, to the Roman Jesuit journal La Civiltŕ Cattolica. The topic was the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL): This interview has already made waves round the world, mainly because of His Eminence’s insistence on three points: first, that an apostolic exhortation such as AL is indeed an authoritative magisterial document, containing teaching that Catholics must assent to; secondly, that all previous teachings on marriage and the family must now be interpreted...
  • A Different Kind of Papal Press Conference [Catholic Caucus]

    07/17/2016 5:11:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nick Bottom
    Pope Francis: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for coming. I have invited you today because I have had a change of heart that I must make public. In a homily recently, I spoke rather forcefully about employers who refuse to pay their workers a just wage. I have had a chance to reflect on that homily in the light of the principles I set forth in my Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. I brought a copy so I can refer to it as I take your questions. Please be patient with me as I find the appropriate passages, eh? I believe...
  • Pope’s exhortation could take Church teaching ‘off the hinges’: German priest

    07/14/2016 9:43:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia has the potential to take Church teaching “off the hinges” if liberal interpretations of it are implemented, the head of the German district of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) warns in an article on his district’s website. Pope St. John Paul II established the FSSP in 1988 to offer the traditional, pre-Vatican II liturgy of the Church. From its founding, the FSSP has placed great emphasis on loyalty to the pope. In his article, first published on May 19, Father Bernhard Gerstle writes that Amoris Laetitia contains “many beautiful and precious thoughts about...
  • From casuistry to mercy: Toward a new art of pleasing?

    07/12/2016 4:48:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Monsignor Michel Schooyans
    One might think that casuistry is dead and buried. The controversies of the 17th century should be over once and for all. Rarely do any of our contemporaries still read the Lettres Provinciales [Provincial Letters] and the authors whom Pascal (1623-1662) attacks therein. These authors are casuists, that is to say, moralists who seek to resolve matters of conscience without succumbing to rigorism. On rereading the famous Lettres, we were struck by the similarity emerging between a controversial document written in the 17th century and the positions today defended by pastors and theologians aspiring to effect radical changes in the...
  • Cardinal Caffarra on Marriage, Family, Amoris Laetitia, & Confusion in the Church

    07/11/2016 6:39:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 11, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    Editor’s note: the following is an exclusive interview with Cardinal Carlo Caffara, conducted by OnePeterFive’s Dr. Maike Hickson. Cardinal Caffarra is Archbishop emeritus of Bologna and former member of the Pontifical Council for the Family. It was in a letter to Cardinal Caffarra that Sister Lucia of Fatima revealed that “the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family.” Maike Hickson (MH): You have spoken, in a recent interview, about the papal exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and you have said that especially Chapter 8 is unclear and has already caused confusion even...
  • Pope’s Teaching on Divorce Divides Bishops [Catholic Caucus]

    07/10/2016 4:54:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 10, 2016 | Francis X Rocca
    Conservative and liberal prelates in the Catholic Church have put forth sharply different readings of Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce—a situation complicated by the pontiff’s own ambiguity.
  • LIVE: The Wayne Dupree Show - Guest Former Bill Clinton Lover and Girlfriend Dolly Kyle

    07/09/2016 5:15:58 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 18 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | July 9, 2016 | Wayne Dupree
    Tonight’s Guest: Author Dolly Kyle- Bill Clinton's Former girlfriend and lover. You are going to love this! Kyle! Kyle used to be Bill Clinton's girlfriend and lover. She was raped by Clinton's friend and had had her run-ins with Hillary. Kyle is going to expose Hillary and Bill and she's not afraid to do so! Make sure you have enough snacks and drink for this 2-hour episode. From Dolly Kyle, long time friend of Bill Clinton and even former lover before and after his marriage, joined The Wayne Dupree Show on Friday night to discuss her book and her...
  • Amoris Laetitia Divides and Conquers

    07/09/2016 5:49:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The Remanant Newspaper ^ | July 9, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Archbishop Chaput has just come out with pastoral guidelines for the implementation of Amoris Laetitia (AL) in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The guidelines unswervingly maintain the Church’s bimillenial discipline precluding the admission to Confession and Holy Communion of public adulterers who divorce and civilly “remarry” and decline to cease their adulterous sexual relations: With divorced and civilly-remarried persons, Church teaching requires them to refrain from sexual intimacy. This applies even if they must (for the care of their children) continue to live under one roof. Undertaking to live as brother and sister is necessary for the divorced and civilly-remarried to...
  • Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family [Catholic Caucus]

    07/08/2016 1:14:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 8, 2016
    Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family. So says Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, who reports that the visionary sent him a letter with this prediction when he was Archbishop of Bologna, Italy. This reported statement by Sister Lucia, expressed during the pontificate of Saint John Paul II, was recently revisited by the Desde la Fe (From the Faith) weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico, in the midst of...
  • Cardinal Schönborn Says Amoris Laetitia is Binding Doctrine [Catholic Caucus]

    07/07/2016 3:18:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 7, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    Austrian Catholic website reports that on 7 July, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn published an interview in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, in which he said that Amoris Laetitia is a binding doctrinal document. From now on, says Schönborn, all the previous magisterial texts concerning marriage and the family “have to be read in the light of Amoris Laetitia.” Schönborn also said in this interview – a fuller excerpt of this text has now been published in English in the Jesuit journal Civiltŕ Cattolica – that it is “obvious” that Amoris Laetitia is an act of the Magisterium since it...
  • An Anti-Catholic Pope? [Catholic Caucus]

    07/03/2016 9:54:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 30, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    By now we have been accustomed to the shocking results of Francis’ insistence on blathering to reporters during flights to or from the destinations of the useless papal trips that have become a primary activity of the post-Vatican II papacy. In the midst of all the blathering, however, there are also inadvertently revealing remarks that indicate the scope of the crisis-within-a-crisis that is the Bergoglian pontificate. The most recent example is the inflight press conference on the return to Rome from the papal trip to Armenia. A most revealing remark came in the context of a reporter’s question about key...
  • Debacle at the Lateran – Part I [Catholic Caucus]

    06/22/2016 9:58:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 20, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    It seems that Pope Francis is determined to be more and more provocative with each passing week, as if to reveal deeper and deeper layers of what appears to be a liberal, seventies-era Latin American Jesuit’s constitutional disdain for the supposed “rigidity” of orthodox Catholicism. By now the whole world knows that on June 14, during his customary rambling remarks, this time at a “pastoral conference” at Saint John Lateran, Francis declared that “the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null” because the spouses “don’t know what they say” when they say “Yes, for life.” He also dropped the...
  • Martini Pope: Cohabitating Couples Have Grace of "Real Marriage"

    06/20/2016 8:13:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | June 19, 2016 | John Vennari
    Francis Claims Those Who Cohabitate Can Have the “Grace of a Real Marriage” The Martini Legacy Continues By John Vennari Our Lord commanded Peter to confirm his brethren in the Faith (Luke 22:32). Pope Francis delights in doing the opposite. On June 16, at a question and answer session during a conference in Rome, Pope Francis implied that those living in “faithful” cohabitation can have “the grace of real marriage because of their fidelity.” Contrary to Francis’ claim, however, cohabitation can never carry within it the grace of real marriage, because it is the grave of real marriage. Continuing his...
  • St. John Paul II Adviser’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Follow-Up [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2016 5:29:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 6/20/2016 | Robert Spaemann
    The Pope complained that some — incited by the media — go more or less out of the way of his countless discussions on the alarming state of the family in order to get tied up on a footnote on the topic of receiving holy Communion. But the pre-synodal public discussion revolved only once around this topic, because there is actually only a yes-or-no answer here. The debate was continued, and, indeed, equally controversial as before, because the Pope refused to quote his predecessors’ clear statements concerning this matter and because his answer is so obviously equivocal that everyone can...
  • Papal comments on cohabitation and civil marriage suggest a direction

    06/19/2016 9:45:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    In Light of the Law ^ | June 18, 2016 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    The pope’s most recent comments on marriage point in a disturbing direction but let’s address two important matters first. Point One. Cohabitation is not marriage. Largely overlooked amid the furor caused by Pope Francis’ rash claim that “the great part of our sacramental marriages are null”—an assertion reckless if false (which it is) and brimming with despair if true (which it is not), a claim followed not by an apology, an official retraction, or even a bureaucratic ‘clarification’ but instead by an Orwellian alteration of the pope’s words in Vatican records—overlooked, I say, in this greater mess was the pope’s...
  • Avoid 'rigorism' on divorce and remarriage, Pope advises family conference [Catholic Caucus]

    06/16/2016 5:17:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 16, 2016
    Pope Francis tore into priests who refuse to baptize the children of unwed mothers-- referring to them as "animals"-- during a June 16 meeting with participants in a Rome conference on the family. It is "pastoral cruelty" to refuse baptism, the Pope told the group, which was gathered at the basilica of St. John Lateran. In answer to a question about the message of his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, the Pope said that the Church should avoid "rigorism" in responding to the pastoral needs of Catholics in irregular marital unions. "The Gospel chooses another way," he said: "welcoming, accompanying, integrating,...