As Catholics and Anglicans come together, the Church of England pulls apart

Mar 18, 2017 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Crux: In many ways, the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion are on closer terms than they have ever been in their history. Despite this relationship, the situation for Anglo-Catholics in the Church of England itself is getting worse: An Anglo-Catholic bishop...

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A Schism in the Catholic Church?

Mar 10, 2017 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Patheos: Headlines last week were proclaiming that a group of cardinals believe Pope Francis should step down to avoid a catastrophic schism in the Catholic Church. Schism? What schism? In fact, the modern Catholic Church is already in schism, but it is an internal...

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An African cardinal asks a good question: What about Communion for polygamists?

Jan 7, 2017 by

by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald: Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue Every now and then someone says something interesting on Twitter. Just yesterday Cardinal Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, reminded us all of something we...

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BBC admits it underestimated the Church’s opposition to Hitler

Dec 10, 2016 by

by Dan Hitchens, Catholic Herald: The BBC’s internal watchdog has found that a programme wrongly accused the Catholic Church of “silence” about the Holocaust. After Pope Francis’s visit to Auschwitz in July, BBC One’s 6pm news bulletin carried a report which stated: “Silence was the response of...

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The Vatican reaffirms its position suggesting gay men should not be priests

Dec 8, 2016 by

by Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post: People who have “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” or who “support the so-called ‘gay culture’” cannot be priests in the Catholic church, the Vatican said in a new document on the priesthood. The document said the church’s policy on gay priests has not changed...

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Pope fails to reply to 4 cardinals’ urgent plea for clarification, so they go public

Nov 15, 2016 by

by John-Henry Westen, LifeSite: Four Cardinals have released an historic letter to Pope Francis in which they pleaded with him for clarity regarding his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Dated September 19, 2016, the letter asked the pope 5 short questions which call for ‘yes or no’ answers...

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