The group did not include Cardinal Gerhard Müller, who has said the practice is against God’s law The permanent council of the German bishops’ conference has endorsed Communion for the remarried, in the same week as the Vatican’s doctrinal chief said the practice was against divine law. In a new statement agreed by the council, which numbers 27
The cardinal said that nobody, not even a pope, could change the teaching reaffirmed by St John Paul II Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Vatican’s doctrinal chief, has made one of his strongest statements yet on the controversial question of Communion for the divorced and remarried. In an interview with the Italian magazine Il Timone, Cardinal
The Church has always taught that moral absolutes are necessary to the formation of conscience The Maltese bishops’ guidelines, released 11 days ago to near-universal grief, scorn, anxiety and derision, have found at least some support. In the Irish Catholic, Greg Daly argues that the bishops’ critics have misunderstood the document’s subtle teaching on conscience. I don’t want to pick on Greg,
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
The cardinal said there was a tradition of issuing a formal correction if a Pope is in error Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it may be necessary to make a “formal act of correction” if Pope Francis doesn’t answer a letter from four cardinals asking him to clarify aspects of Amoris Laetitia. In an interview
Three Christians have been sentenced to eighty lashes in Iran for the sin of taking the Holy Sacrament of Communion. The men are Muslim converts to Christianity. They also face more serious charges Three Iranian men face 80 lashes in public. A Sharia court has sentenced Yaser Mosibzadeh, Saheb Fadayee and Mohammed Reza Omidi to
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
Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief helped to create campaign groups to press for a “revolution” in the Catholic Church, according to leaked emails. John Podesta, head of Clinton’s campaign, says he helped to found two Catholic organisations to press for change in the Church. In emails from 2011 released by Wikileaks and alleged to be by
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.
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.