Archbishop Peta: The ‘smoke of Satan’ has entered synod discussions

A Kazakhstani archbishop has said that the Church must defend Christ’s teaching on marriage A archbishop from Kazakhstani has said that the “smoke of Satan” entered the Extraordinary Synod last year. According to LifeSiteNews, During his intervention at the Ordinary Synod of the Family last Friday, Polish-born Archbishop Tomash Peta, Archbishop of Astana, said: “Blessed… Continue reading Archbishop Peta: The ‘smoke of Satan’ has entered synod discussions

Thirteen cardinals express concern over new synod rules in letter to Pope

Pope Francis reportedly responded to the letter by underlining support for procedures Thirteen cardinals wrote to Pope Francis at the start of the family synod expressing concerns about new procedures, it has emerged. Three of the cardinals who signed the letter, published in full by Sandro Magister, have prominent roles in the synod. Cardinal Péter… Continue reading Thirteen cardinals express concern over new synod rules in letter to Pope

Seeing Pope Francis as shock therapy for the Catholic Church

ROME — For Catholics accustomed to traditional ways of doing things, Pope Francis is undeniably a shock to the system. A summit of bishops from around the world over which he’s currently presiding in Rome is a classic case in point, because Catholics just aren’t used to seeing differences among their leaders play out so… Continue reading Seeing Pope Francis as shock therapy for the Catholic Church

Letters from the Synod: October 8, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops DISQUISITIONS …being thoughts on Synod 2015 from various observers An unexploded bomb in the Instrumentum Laboris? With the Synod on the Family well underway in Rome, considerable attention has been given (and not only in the media)… Continue reading Letters from the Synod: October 8, 2015