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  • [Catholic Caucus] Full interview: Cardinal attacks Dubia cardinals:refuses to confirm that they are of good will

    10/17/2023 10:46:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | October 16, 2023 | CathCon
    [Catholic Caucus] Full interview: Cardinal attacks Dubia cardinals:refuses to confirm that they are of good willThe Prefect of the Cause of Saints reproaches his 'companions' for not understanding that 'Ecclesia Semper reformanda'Cardinal Semeraro on the Dubia cardinals: “The Pope is hurt, but serene”“The responses to the 'dubia' have been more than enough. Because they explain very well that we must understand that dogma also has to advance, that faith also has to progress.”"Why, then, are these five of our companions not bothered that the Church does not approve the death penalty or just war? The attitude of these cardinals is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Prelate close to pope: Divorced/remarried can be teachers, lectors, godfathers

    03/04/2018 12:22:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | Marrch 4, 2018 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Prelate close to pope: Divorced/remarried can be teachers, lectors, godfathers In VaticanJohn L. Allen Jr.Mar 4, 2018 EDITORPope Francis poses with cardinal advisers during a meeting at the Vatican. From left: Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa; Italian Bishop Marcello Semeraro, secretary to the Council of Cardinals; Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias; German Cardinal Reinhard Marx; Pope Francis; Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga; Italian Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello; U.S. Cardinal Sean O'Malley; Australian Cardinal George Pell; and Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya. (Credit: CNS/Reuters/L'Osservatore Romano.) ROME - At one level, it could be said, it probably doesn’t matter a great deal in...
  • Pope Francis Reforms Roman Curia, Says Any Layperson Can Hold ‘Governance’ Positions in Vatican

    03/19/2022 6:23:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/19/22 | Michael Haynes
    The reforms, published in the new apostolic constitution Praedicate Evangelium, will come into effect June 5, and look to open the door further to female governance in the Catholic Church.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has published his long awaited document reforming the Roman Curia, allowing any member of the laity to lead a Curial departments, which have all been renamed and now deemed to be of “equal” value. With a complete absence of fanfare or warning, the Holy See Press Office published Pope Francis’ apostolic constitution Praedicate evangelium (Preach the Gospel) March 19. At the same time, the Vatican...
  • Pope’s Italian crackdown suggests he’s more irked by sloth than ideology

    11/28/2021 6:11:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Crux News ^ | November 28, 2021 | John L Allen, Jr
    Pope’s Italian crackdown suggests he’s more irked by sloth than ideologyROME – Early on Pope Francis may have played down most of the traditional epithets of his office, such as “Primate of Italy,” by instructing the Vatican to print them on a separate page of its annual yearbook. The fact he avoids the title, however, clearly doesn’t mean he dislikes the gig.On the contrary, few popes in recent memory have been quite as aggressive in seeking to reshape the Italian church in their own image as Francis, who may be Argentinian but whose family roots are in the northern Italian...
  • Insidious Rumours: Neo-Cardinal Had A Gay Relationship With A Priest?

    11/01/2020 1:23:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 1, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Insidious Rumours: Neo-Cardinal Had A Gay Relationship With A Priest? Neo-Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, the Neo-Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has turned Albano Diocese into the Italian capital of the "Catholic-gay movement," Riccardo Cacioli writes on LaNuovaBq.it (October 29).Albano hosts an annual “Forum of Italian LGBT Christians” promoting the acceptance of active homosexuality in the Church.Semeraro wrote the preface to Possible Love a homosex-book by the homosex-activist Aristide Fumagalli, who coincidentally is a priest.After Francis’ endorsement of homosex civil unions, Semeraro supported them as well. He did so already in January 2016.John Paul II made Semeraro first...