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Church teaching on Communion cannot be changed, says Cardinal Burke

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The cardinal said that the Church’s constant teaching and practice admit no exceptions Cardinal Raymond Burke has given a new interview, in which he says that the Church’s teaching against Communion for the remarried cannot change. In an interview with Raymond Arroyo of Eternal World Television Network, Cardinal Burke was asked to comment on John Paul’s document Familiaris






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3 men get 80 lashes in Iran for taking Holy Communion. Read why.

Three men came together and partook of the Eucharist. What happened next is a testament to the lives all Christians in the Middle East must face. Conversion from Islam is forbidden in Iran. If anyone is caught attempting to convert, the maximum penalty is five years in prison for “action against national security through collusion






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Behold! The Lamb Of God!

I have attended Mass in probably 25 to 30 different Catholic churches over the past 35 years, including the Basilica in Rome when the Pope celebrated Mass. The churches have been in several different countries, as well as across the US. I’ve heard Mass in Spanish, Italian, the Queen’s English and, of course, American English.






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What did Pope Francis REALLY mean when he spoke of divorced and remarried couples taking Communion?

Pope Francis has written a private message approving the Buenos Aires bishops’ response to the divorced-and-remarried inspired by his apostolic exhortation on the family. The pastoral response said ministry to the divorced-and-remarried must never create confusion about Church teaching and the indissolubility of marriage, but may also allow access to the sacraments under specific limits.






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Divorced and remarried Catholics should abstain from sex, says US archbishop

The Archbishop of Philadelphia has reiterated that divorced and remarried couples in his archdiocese should live “as brother and sister”. Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a new set of pastoral guidelines for clergy and other leaders in his archdiocese, which covers 1.5 million faithful. “Undertaking to live as brother and sister is necessary for the divorced






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Let’s proclaim St Peter loudly and proudly

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There are various contingent reasons why I love the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29). It’s usually always sunny and for a school chaplain it marks the beginning of the end of the academic year. Despite a tendency by some to play down St Paul today, I enjoy reading the stories of his






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Pope Francis Celebrates Mass for the Sick and disabled –

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Love and solidarity are what make the world a better place, not a focus on physical perfection and hiding away those who do not fit a commercial ideal, Pope Francis said. “The world does not become better because only apparently ‘perfect’ — not to mention fake — people live there, but when human solidarity, mutual






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