News outlets are proclaiming that Pope Francis is about to relax the rules on married priests, possibly opening the door to allowing priests to wed. The only problem with these reports is they are fake news. Pope Francis gave an interview to Die Zeit in which the topic of married priests was discussed. Unfortunately, the… Continue reading Pope Francis did not say priests may someday marry: This regard the latest Rumors
In a lengthy new interview, Pope Francis opened up about his thoughts on the Jubilee of Mercy as well as progress made in the field of ecumenism, both of which he said have roots in the Second Vatican Council. Asked what the Year of Mercy has meant to him, the Pope said that he hopes… Continue reading Pope Francis reveals personal reflections on close of the Jubilee of Mercy
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The two most senior officials of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, the body’s president, and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas, the vice president. Both are elected delegates to the Oct. 4-25 Synod of Bishops on the family, and today Crux presents interviews with both men… Continue reading Moving too fast on divorce question could lead to fracture, Kurtz says
ROME — Supposedly Pope Paul VI once flirted with the idea of naming patriarchs for each of the world’s continents, as a step towards greater local control. Although the concept never went anywhere, if it had a strong contender for Africa over the past couple of decades, it probably would have been Nigeria’s Cardinal Francis… Continue reading A synod conversation with Catholic Africa’s lion in winter
ROME – An Australian archbishop taking part in the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family says that if the idea of allowing divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to return to Communion were put to a straight up or down vote right now, it would probably lose by a margin of 65 percent to 35… Continue reading Archbishop Coleridge says synod 65/35 against Communion for the divorced and remarried
In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth unemployment and how often the he goes to confession. Aired for the first time Sept. 14, the interview was conducted by Vatican journalist Aura Miguel with Portugal-based Radio Renascença (Renaissance) Sept. 8.… Continue reading Full Text of Pope Francis' interview with Portuguese radio station