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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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As recent guidelines show, ‘Amoris’ argument is far from over

Bishops stake out very different positions on interpretation of pope's post-synod apostolic exhortation

Charged debate around the implications of footnote 351 of Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia, the document with which he closed a three-year process involving two Synods of Bishops on the family, has been going on for almost 10 months, and there no signs it’ll wind up any time soon. The footnote addresses access to the sacraments by divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, and … [Read more...]

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Another bishop says chastity key to Communion debate

Let's not misuse Pope Francis' plan for Christian marriage, Bishop Steven Lopes urges

Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage aims to help people in difficult family situations without departing from the broader context of Catholic teaching, Bishop Steven J. Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of St. Peter has explained in a new pastoral letter. “Only a careful and faithful reading of Amoris Laetitia will ensure that we receive the Holy Father’s words with the … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Müller: Amoris Laetitia hasn’t changed Church discipline

Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith "doesn't like" that cardinals' Dubia was made public

The Vatican’s doctrinal head has challenged several cardinals' public questioning of the doctrinal validity of Amoris laetitia, saying the document is “very clear” on doctrine, and that making the discussion public is harmful to the Church. “Everyone, above all the cardinals of the Roman Church, have a right to write a letter to the Pope. However, I was amazed because this was … [Read more...]

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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...]

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