What did Pope Francis mean by that?

Rules of thumb for processing the latest papal bombshell

Time and again over the last four years, Francis has uttered an arresting phrase - in a press conference, in a media interview, in a Q&A session, during his morning homily - which has been launched out of a media canon, firing both imagination and controversy. We got another entry on Wednesday in a new interview with a German newspaper, in which Francis denies seeing … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Charles Chaput: Pope should answer the Dubia

Philadelphia archbishop cautions that one pope’s instruction cannot contradict that of another

Philadelphia’s archbishop wants Pope Francis to answer the dubia submitted to him months ago for clarification on whether his apostolic exhortation on marriage is intended to circumvent Church teaching. Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. cautioned that Amoris Laetitia has to be interpreted primarily through the teaching of Christ, which cannot be contradicted, and that one … [Read more...]

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Immigration, the death penalty and the environment

More than 40,000 expected at 2017 Religious Education Congress, which begins today in Anaheim

More than 40,000 people of faith from around the world will attend the 2017 Religious Education Congress (RECongress) – the nation’s largest annual gathering of Catholics – this weekend (February 23-26) at the Anaheim Convention Center (800 Katella Ave, Anaheim, 92802). “I’m excited for this year’s Congress. It’s always a great time for fellowship and prayer,” said Archbishop … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis sends message to Modesto meeting

Pontiff tells hundreds gathered for World Meeting of Popular Movements that global crisis is driven by the “invisible tyranny of money”

The following is an excerpt of Pope Francis’ message to community leaders taking part in a regional meeting of popular movements in Modesto, California. The February 16 - 18 encounter has been organized with the support of the Vatican’s new Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, the U.S. Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the National Network of … [Read more...]

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Trump strategist seeks like-minded allies in the Vatican

Does Cardinal Burke share the same ideology as Breitbart's Steve Bannon?

When Stephen K. Bannon was still heading Breitbart News, he went to the Vatican to cover the canonization of John Paul II and make some friends. High on his list of people to meet was an archconservative American cardinal, Raymond Burke, who had openly clashed with Pope Francis. In one of the cardinal’s antechambers, amid religious statues and book-lined walls, Cardinal … [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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Vatican invites pro-abortion ‘Population Bomb’ author to speak at Biological Extinction conference

Stanford biologist has championed sex-selective abortion as well as mass forced sterilization as legitimate methods to curb population growth

The Vatican has invited the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement to present a paper at an upcoming Vatican-run conference. Dr. Paul Ehrlich, author of the 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb is scheduled to speak in Vatican City during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss “how to save the natural world.” The Stanford … [Read more...]

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