Pope Francis offers more concessions to SSPX

A letter published by the Vatican on April 4 paves way for recognition of SSPX marriages

Continuing initiatives aimed at a reconciliation with the Priestly Society of St Pius X (SSPX), Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities. A letter published by the Vatican on April 4 said the Pope will allow Catholic bishops to appoint priests to assist at SSPX marriages and formally receive … [Read more...]

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...]

The problem with anger

How it's destroying some Catholic marriages, and what to do about it

The following comes from a December 30 Catholic News Agency article by Kate Veik: Of the countless Catholic couples who have come through Father T.G. Morrow's office in Washington D.C. for marriage counseling, two remain imprinted in the priest's mind even today. In many ways, these two Catholic couples were the ideal; they were open to life, they formed their children in … [Read more...]