Cardinal Muller clears up question of divorced/re-married receiving Communion

The following comes from a Feb. 8 Catholic News Agency story published in Angelus News. A former prefect of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has weighed in on the Church’s theological debates regarding the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and

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2019-02-11T11:56:37-08:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Cardinal Cupich launches Amoris Laetitia seminars for US bishops

The Archbishop of Chicago has invited some U.S. bishops to a series of conferences on the 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The seminars will be held at three Catholic colleges later this month. According to a letter obtained by Catholic News

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2018-02-13T09:43:45-08:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |45 Comments

Cardinal Kasper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ controversy is over

The controversy regarding Amoris laetitia has come to an end, according to German cardinal Walter Kasper. What is more, he has affirmed that the admission of remarried divorced persons to the sacraments in individual cases is, in his view, the only correct

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2017-12-13T13:18:52-08:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |23 Comments

“It’s something that’s going to change the Church”

Bishop Gerald Barnes was one of 12 bishops from around the world invited to participate in a two-day reflection and discussion of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) at Boston College. The bishops gathered with a

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2017-11-08T11:05:07-08:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |50 Comments

One of four “dubia cardinals” has died

Senior German cardinal and former Archbishop of Cologne Cardinal Joachim Meisner has died at the age of 83. The cardinal was one of four – along with Cardinals Carlo Caffarra, Walter Brandmüller and Raymond Leo Burke – who presented the

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Cardinal Müller: Church hasn’t changed doctrine under Pope Francis

The Catholic Church under Pope Francis has not changed her teaching on the immorality of cohabitation, adultery, divorce, or homosexuality, and she has certainly not opened the door for civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller in

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2017-04-16T12:44:18-08:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Cardinal Burke promises to correct situation over Amoris Laetitia confusion

Cardinal Raymond Burke once again has promised to “correct the situation” over confusion surrounding Pope Francis’s controversial 2016 document on marriage and the family, Amoris Laetitia. The American cardinal was speaking March 24 during a Q&A session after a presentation

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2017-03-28T18:49:59-08:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |42 Comments

Another formal request for Amoris Laetitia clarification sent to Pope Francis

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

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

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

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