Evidence mounts on the importance of marriage and biological parents

Marriage more stable than cohabitation, children born to single mothers benefit more by having their biological father join them, single-parent families face greater risk of income inequality

Evidence keeps accumulating about the importance of marriage, and the importance of being raised by your biological parents. This should matter to us if we want to live in a society that is truly pro-child and is not in reality organised around the wishes of adults first and foremost. Three articles have just been published that further point to the importance of marriage and … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Another formal request for Amoris Laetitia clarification sent to Pope Francis

International Confraternity of Catholic Clergy say divisions are caused by misunderstanding

The following request for clarification is from the  International Confraternity of Catholic Clergy of the United States, Australia, Ireland, and Great Britain: As members of the International Confraternities of Catholic Clergy, we believe there would be great value in an authoritative interpretation of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia in line with the constant … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Cardinal Müller: Communion for the remarried is against God’s law

Strong words from Vatican doctrinal chief on indissolubility of marriage

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 Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was asked whether the teaching reaffirmed by Pope St John Paul II’s … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Bishop Jaime Soto speaks on Amoris Laetitia

No clarification on the Chapter 8 controversy

California Catholic Daily exclusive. The Sacramento Catholic Forum, which kicked off its year on January 25th, was founded to provide formation, fellowship, and networking opportunities to Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento. Their first breakfast meeting of the year – held at their new location, Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights – was attended by over … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

African cardinal asks: What about Communion for polygamists?

Polygamy is a serious pastoral issue in Africa

Every now and then someone says something interesting on Twitter. Just yesterday Cardinal Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, reminded us all of something we ought not to forget. https://twitter.com/CardinalNapier/status/816969704489308160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Cardinal Napier describes a real and pressing question: polygamy is widespread in Africa, and Catholics in the West … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

The Reform of the Reformation?

San Diego’s Bishop McElroy opens King Henry VIII’s cause for canonization, citing need for “a patron of divorced and remarried Catholics”

The following piece is satire. SAINT JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL, SAN DIEGO — Bishop McElroy was beaming during a recent convocation of San Diego’s priests and administrators. He had gathered his flock to announce that the inexorable logic of divine grace was about to produce a progressive reintegration: the canonization of England’s King Henry VIII, who famously broke with the … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

The end of Catholic marriage

"Is Sonia the prostitute from Dostoevsky’s 'Crime and Punishment' ready for communion in the diocese of San Diego?"

The following comes from a December 1 New York Times opinion piece by Ross Douthat: From the beginning of the controversy surrounding Amoris Laetitia there has been a stress, from Cardinal Walter Kasper and then from others, on the idea that the reform proposed by the document is modest, limited, confined to a small group of remarried Catholics, and thus in no way a public … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.