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[Catholic Caucus] German bishop attacks Church teaching for upholding ‘only man and woman,’ demands changes to Catechism
 
05/08/2024 6:33:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
LifeSite News ^ | May 8, 2024 | Andreas Wailzer
[Catholic Caucus] German bishop attacks Church teaching for upholding ‘only man and woman,’ demands changes to CatechismPro-LGBT Auxiliary Bishop Ludger Schepers of Essen insisted that ‘something has to change’ in the Church regarding sexuality and that the ‘Catechism must say different things than it does now,’ in the latest heterodox remarks from the German hierarchy.A German bishop criticized Catholic teaching for “assuming there is only man and only woman” and demanded that the Church change its infallible doctrine on sexuality in the latest heterodox comments from the German hierarchy.Bishop Ludger Schepers, an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Essen, who...
 

[Catholic Caucus] A Catechism to Save Biden’s Soul
 
03/11/2024 4:10:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
Crisis Magazine ^ | March 11, 2024 | Aaron Seng
[Catholic Caucus] A Catechism to Save Biden’s SoA Catechism to Save Biden’s SoulFor any who may need a catechism refresher, Biden’s statements on the House floor would qualify as grave external violations of the First and Fifth Commandments. They contain irreverence, scandal, and moral cooperation in murder.In the span of a few brief centuries, what was once an uncharted wilderness has risen to become the single most powerful nation on earth: the United States of America. This great nation is currently governed by a President who claims to be Roman Catholic: a tenure of Church–State relations that should have been...
 

[Catholic Caucus] A Catechism to Reclaim Catechisms
 
11/14/2023 6:36:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 reply
Crisis Magazine ^ | November 14, 2023 | Aaron Seng
[Catholic Caucus] A Catechism to Reclaim CatechismsAn ever-expanding mushroom cloud of doctrinal madness presently afflicts the Church, but a new catechism promises a sure sign of hope for the future.In apparent answer to the recent papal prolepsis calling for “a courageous cultural revolution” in Catholic theology, the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith has formally adopted the categories of “transgender persons” and “homosexual persons.” While vats of ink will be spilled on both counts, faithful Catholics continue to pray for an end to the ever-expanding mushroom cloud of doctrinal madness presently afflicting the Church. In the meantime, it...
 

Unprecedented since the Council: Schneider Issues Canonical Catechism Against Modern Errors
 
10/27/2023 4:21:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
One Peter Five ^ | October 26, 2023 | T.S. Flanders
Unprecedented since the Council: Schneider Issues Canonical Catechism Against Modern ErrorsDated on the feast of St. Athanasius, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has issued a formally canonical catechism as a part of his participation in the ordinary Magisterium of the Church. The Rome release was today.This action is unprecedented for many decades since Vatican II. Yet bishops have the power, authority and also the duty to teach in participation with the Magisterium. As Lumen Gentium teaches:Although the individual bishops do not enjoy the prerogative of infallibility, they nevertheless proclaim Christ’s doctrine infallibly whenever, even though dispersed through the world, but still maintaining...
 

[Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Schönborn cites death penalty revision when asked about changing Catechism on LGBT issues
 
10/24/2023 9:01:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
LifeSite News ^ | October 23, 2023 | Michael Haynes
[Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Schönborn cites death penalty revision when asked about changing Catechism on LGBT issuesVATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) –– Vienna’s Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has argued that changing the Catechism’s teaching against accepting LGBT issues was a matter for the Pope, but added that the Catechism’s passages on the death penalty had already been changed.Speaking to journalists at a press briefing for the Synod on Synodality, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn fielded a number of questions regarding the synod’s process and the possible future for the Catholic Church. In particular, he was asked if he anticipated any changes to the Catechism of the...
 

Catholic Catechism (official) moves Sabbath commandment to 3rd position from 4th. Then claims Sunday is the Lord's day without citing a single Bible text. Just church fathers. (prophecy of Daniel 7:25)
 
07/08/2023 4:16:50 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 177 replies
Catechism of the Catholic Church ^ | 7/8/2023 (current) | Roman Catholic Church Vatican
Jesus rose from the dead "on the first day of the week."104 Because it is the "first day," the day of Christ's Resurrection recalls the first creation. Because it is the "eighth day" following the sabbath,105 it symbolizes the new creation ushered in by Christ's Resurrection. For Christians it has become the first of all days, the first of all feasts, the Lord's Day (he kuriake hemera, dies dominica) Sunday: We all gather on the day of the sun, for it is the first day [after the Jewish sabbath, but also the first day] when God, separating matter from darkness,...
 

Catholic Catechism and "The Lord's Day" (I don't think so but you can) but I admire she didn't throw it out.
 
06/18/2023 5:07:49 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 101 replies
Official Roman Catholic Catechism Vatican ^ | Roman Catholic Church
Section 2185 from Catholic Catechism: On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord's Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body.123 Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. the faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health.
 

The Lessons of God’s Catechism Class to the World in the Coronavirus Era
 
06/16/2023 7:24:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 reply
The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 16, 2023 | Robert Morrison
The Lessons of God’s Catechism Class to the World in the Coronavirus EraSince Francis’s introduction of his Pachamama idol and the subsequent beginning of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, we have witnessed some of the most profoundly bizarre and disturbing events in history. The nauseating succession of perversities has left many people despondent, but we know that God permits these evils for a reason. While it might be presumptuous to pretend to know God’s precise reasons, it would be foolhardy to imagine that He wants us to refrain from trying to draw lessons. As an initial step in trying to draw...
 

French bishops’ group proposes change to Catechism’s teaching on homosexuality
 
03/08/2023 11:37:29 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
Catholic Culture ^ | March 8, 2023
French bishops’ group proposes change to Catechism’s teaching on homosexualityMarch 08, 2023» Continue to this story on La Croix CWN Editor's Note: A group of French bishops has “proposed to the Pope a reformulation of the paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church concerning homosexuality,” La Croix reported. Archbishop Hervé Giraud of Sens-Auxerre said that “the process of reconsidering homosexuality in the French Roman Catholic Church has been ongoing since the ad limina visit to Rome in 2021,” according to a report by Christian Network Europe, an online news portal. “Since then, several bishops have been working on revising...
 

[Catholic Caucus] U.S. Cardinal Calls for Removal of “Intrinsically Disordered” from Catechism
 
02/14/2023 3:09:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
New Ways Ministry ^ | February 13, 2023 | Robert Shine (he/him)
[Catholic Caucus] U.S. Cardinal Calls for Removal of “Intrinsically Disordered” from CatechismA U.S. cardinal has called for the language of “intrinsically disordered” to be removed from the Catechism. His comment followed the publication of an article in which he sought a better, wider welcome for LGBTQ+ people in the church.*Cardinal Robert McElroy of San Diego made his comments about church teaching on homosexuality during an interview with the podcast Jesuitical, which is produced by America Media. Asked how he would approach the question of LGBTQ+ inclusion, specifically when the language used is considered harmful by many people, the cardinal responded:“I’ve...
 

German “Synodal Way” a “Conscious Statement Against Catechism”, Says Official
 
07/25/2022 6:31:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
Catholic World Report ^ | 7/19/22 | AC Wimmer
CNA Newsroom, Jul 19, 2022 / 03:21 am (CNA). The German “Synodal Way” is aiming to change the Church’s teaching on homosexuality by proposing “a conscious statement against the current Catholic catechism”, according to a leading protagonist of the controversial process. Marc Frings, the secretary-general of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), said the “Synodal Way” –– sometimes referred to as “Synodal Path” –– was “a conscious statement against the current Catholic catechism, which has been critical and disparaging of homosexuality since the mid-1970s and still reproaches homosexual activity as sin.” His comments were published on July 17 in...
 

Important study: “On Doctrinal and Moral Disorders Abiding in the Church” — Fr. John Hardon’s 1990 critique of the “revised draft” of the Catechism (Part 1)
 
04/11/2022 4:07:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
Rorate Caeli ^ | June 21, 1990 | Father John A. Hardon
Important study: “On Doctrinal and Moral Disorders Abiding in the Church” — Fr. John Hardon’s 1990 critique of the “revised draft” of the Catechism (Part 1) Rorate has received from Drs. Maike and Robert Hickson the following important study, which introduces and then provides the critique written by Fr. John Hardon, S.J. (1914–2000) in 1990 when he was given the opportunity to review a “revised draft” of what would become the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The text offered here, in two parts, was first published in Christian Order in 2016 and is now being made available on the...
 

[Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Marx: ‘The Catechism is not set in stone. One is also allowed to doubt what it says’
 
03/31/2022 8:51:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
Catholic World Report ^ | March 31, 2022 | CNA Staff
[Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Marx: ‘The Catechism is not set in stone. One is also allowed to doubt what it says’Cardinal Reinhard Marx marks ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’ at St. Paul parish church, Munich, southern Germany, March 13, 2022.Hamburg, Germany, Mar 31, 2022 / 08:10 am (CNA).German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said in an interview published on Thursday that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is “not set in stone” and “one is also allowed to doubt what it says.”The cardinal made the comments in a seven-page spread in the March 31 edition of the weekly current affairs...
 

German Catholic Bishops’ Leader Calls for Change to Catechism on Sexuality
 
03/04/2022 6:43:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
Catholic World Report ^ | 3/4/22 | CNA
The chairman of the German Catholic bishops’ conference has called for changes to Church teaching on sex outside of marriage and homosexuality. In an interview with the German magazine Bunte published on March 4, Bishop Georg Bätzing agreed with the journalist’s assertion that “no one” adhered to the Church’s teaching that sexuality should only be practiced within marriage, saying: “That’s true. And we have to somewhat change the Catechism on this matter. Sexuality is a gift from God. And not a sin.” Asked if same-sex relationships were permissible, the German prelate replied: “Yes, it’s OK if it’s done in fidelity...
 

Luther's Preface to The Small Catechism
 
10/31/2021 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 28 replies
Preface to Luther's Small Catechism ^ | 1525 | Dr. Martin Luther
Martin Luther, to all faithful and godly pastors and preachers: grace, mercy, and peace be yours in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The deplorable, miserable conditions which I recently observed when visiting the parishes have constrained and pressed me to put this catechism of Christian doctrine into this brief, plain, and simple form. How pitiable, so help me God, were the things I saw: the common man, especially in the villages, knows practically nothing of Christian doctrine, and many of the pastors are almost entirely incompetent and unable to teach. Yet all the people are supposed to be Christians, have been...
 

Clueless: Francis Lacks Elementary Catechism Knowledge
 
06/09/2021 3:20:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
Gloria TV ^ | June 9, 2021 | Gloria TV
Clueless: Francis Lacks Elementary Catechism KnowledgeIn his Sunday after Corpus Christi homily, Francis moralised that “we cannot break bread on Sunday if our hearts are closed to our brothers and sisters. We cannot partake of that Bread if we do not give bread to the hungry. We cannot share that Bread unless we share the sufferings of our brothers and sisters in need.”This reminded of his embarrassing June 2019 Corpus Christi homily in which he claimed that the Eucharist is “Jesus who becomes bread.”In the Catholic Faith which was transmitted by the apostles, it's the other way round: bread becomes...
 

Vatican fixes website glitch showing 2 versions of catechism
 
05/12/2021 5:46:39 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 10 replies
Catholic News Agency ^ | May 11, 2021 | Hannah Brockhaus
The Vatican has corrected a problem on its website that meant it displayed at least two different editions of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in English. When using an online search engine, internet users could land on two different editions of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in English, one of which was an earlier edition. Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press Office, told CNA last week that “it is one of those cases where the system updates are incompletely coordinated, so one page had the older version and the other the more recent one.” Bruni explained...
 

Germany's Catholic Bishops Aim to Rewrite the Catechism, Igniting a Potential Schism
 
03/07/2021 6:21:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
Religion Unplugged ^ | 3/1/21 | Clemente Lisi
(ANALYSIS) Germany’s Catholic bishops embarked on a series of conversations in 2018 aimed at reforming church teachings. It was an ambitious, if not audacious, effort on everything from homosexuality, priestly celibacy and the ordination of women. Conservative Catholics across the world decried the prospect. The tensions that arose at that time — and still simmering today — even caused some to warn that a permanent split could occur. Indeed, the dreaded “s-word” — schism — can be used to describe the current moment. It was just last year that a high-ranking prelate argued that pushing such changes could lead to...
 

German Catholic Bishops Call for Change to Catechism on Homosexuality
 
02/23/2021 5:52:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/23/21
CNA Staff, Feb 23, 2021 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- A German Catholic bishop has publicly defended his support for a book of blessings and rites for homosexual unions. Bishop Peter Kohlgraf of Mainz also suggested that Catholics with homosexual inclinations cannot all be expected to live chastely and the Church should adopt a pastoral approach that acknowledges this. “Quite a few people who have homosexual attractions belong to the Church and are truly pious in the best sense of the word,” Bishop Peter Kohlgraf of Mainz wrote in a column for his diocesan newspaper that was also published on...
 

Homosex “Blessings": President of German “Bishops" Wants to “Change" Catechism
 
12/28/2020 5:50:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
Gloria TV ^ | December 28, 2020 | Gloria TV
Homosex “Blessings": President of German “Bishops" Wants to “Change" CatechismThe Catechism should be rewritten with regard to practised homosexuality and a "blessing" for homosex couples should be introduced, the president of the German Bishops, Georg Bätzing of Limburg told Herder.de.He believes that "we" need solutions which would not only take effect in private, "but also have a public visibility - but make it clear that no marriage is being founded." Bätzing was unable to say what his "homosex blessing" would institute.Bätzing thinks it is possible to introduce homosex "blessings" independently of the Vatican. Alternatively, a council could discuss these "questions,"...
 
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