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 which would immediately clarify the meaning of the confusion-plagued document on precisely those points where theologians, priests and even bishops have offered contradicting interpretations. After...

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Dutch cardinal says papal encyclical on gender theory might be needed

Nov 8, 2016 by

by Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service: The spread of gender theory is misleading so many Catholics that a high-level document may be required to correct the errors of the ideology, a Dutch cardinal said. Cardinal Willem Eijk of Utrecht, Netherlands, said a papal encyclical or other magisterial document “might appear to be necessary” to counter the spread of the new theory that gender can be determined by personal choice rather than by biology. He said even Catholic parents were...

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How the Democrats infiltrated the Catholic Church

Oct 20, 2016 by

by Damian Thompson, Spectator: […]  On 11 February 2012, Sandy Newman, a non-Catholic progressive activist, wrote to Podesta suggesting he should ‘plant the seeds of a revolution’ by driving a wedge between the US Catholic bishops, who opposed Obama on contraception, and ordinary Catholics who use birth control. His email was catchlined: ‘Opening for a Catholic Spring?’ Podesta replied: ‘We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organise for a moment like this … likewise...

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Rome and Canterbury: statements, reports

Oct 10, 2016 by

Historic meeting between the Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis: reports, statements, comment Is the ecumenical project any more than just politeness? CEN editorial Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primates of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Justin’s address to Pope Francis See photos and images here Common declaration of Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops sent out for united mission, by Gavin...

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Dilution of Doctrine

Sep 19, 2016 by

by Ross Douthat, New York Times: LAST weekend Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee and a churchgoing Catholic, briefly escaped obscurity by telling an audience of L.G.B.T. activists that he expects his church to eventually bless and celebrate same-sex marriages. In short order his bishop, Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond, Va., had a statement out declaring that the Catholic understanding of marriage would remain “unchanged and resolute.” In a normal moment, it would be the task...

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The treatment of Catholic schools is a “burning injustice” – a wrong that May is now set to right

Sep 10, 2016 by

by Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: The “Trojan Horse” plot to install an Islamist ethos in schools took place in non-faith ones – primaries, academies and specialist colleges.  But many of those who glanced briefly at news about it will never get this into their heads: they will persist in believing that the taxpayer is funding a legion of Muslim faith schools that are filling the heads of their pupils with ISIS propaganda. This view is post-truth tosh.  There is a tiny handful of...

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