Pressure

John Allen, Fr. Thomas Reese, Cardinal Kasper pumping up synod expectations

The following comes from a Sept. 19 column by Carl Olson on Catholic World Report. In the weeks to come, the spinning of the [Oct. 5-19] Synod—why it has been convened, what it seeks to accomplish, what it may or may not do—will be in full force. Here are five spins that are rotating at high speed and will likely be twirling about for some time to come, regardless of how … [Read more...]

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Lest so many words complicate a simple question

The following comes from a Mar. 19 posting on A Canon Lawyer’s Blog by Ed Peters. Catholic discipline that precludes holy Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics rests on three simple points. Assuming the specifications and nuances that should flesh out these points, they are: Catholics obstinately persisting in manifest grave sin should neither approach for nor … [Read more...]

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