Cardinal Angelo Scola: Communion for the remarried contradicts Church teaching

Cardinal Angelo Scola, a prominent cardinal who in 2013 was the bookies’ favourite to become Pope, has re-entered the controversy over Communion for the remarried. In a new book-length interview, the former Archbishop of Milan defends the Church’s traditional teaching, namely that

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German bishops ask Vatican for clarity on Holy Communion

Seven German bishops have written to the Vatican, asking for clarification on the question of Protestant spouses of Catholics receiving Holy Communion. The letter was sent to Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and

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An attempt to clarify significance of pope’s letter to Argentine bishops

Some three months ago I predicted that Pope Francis’ letter to the Argentine bishops, approving their implementation of Amoris laetitia, would make its way into the Acta Apostolicae Sedis. Now it has. An accompanying note from Cardinal Parolin states that the pope wishes the Argentine

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2017-12-13T14:03:32-08:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Marriage and Family, Vatican News|Tags: |4 Comments

Another bishop says chastity key to Communion debate

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.

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Some Catholics are ‘unnerved’ by current events in the Church, says Cardinal Pell

The following comes from a November 29 Catholic Herald article by Dan Hitchens: Cardinal George Pell has said that “a number of regularly worshipping Catholics” are “unnerved by the turn of events” in the Church. In a talk at St

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2016-11-29T10:32:46-08:00November 29th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |11 Comments

Amoris Laetitia does not allow Communion for remarried, says Bishop of Phoenix

The following comes from a September 22 Catholic Herald article: Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona, has said the divorced and remarried cannot receive Communion, and that the teaching of St John Paul II and Benedict XVI still stands. The

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2016-09-28T13:29:09-08:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |15 Comments

The pope’s not a heretic

The following comes is September 13 Catholic Culture article by Dr. Jeff Mirus: According to news reports, Pope Francis has commended the bishops of Argentina for recognizing that Amoris Laetitia permits Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics in some cases, without

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2016-09-16T15:47:37-08:00September 17th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |81 Comments

The elephant in the communion line

The following comes from an April 21 Aleteia article by Judy Landrieu Klein: The entire time the discussion has ensued over divorced and remarried Catholics being admitted to Holy Communion, there have been two burning questions in my head that I’ve

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No doctrine change from Pope Francis

The following comes from an April 8 Catholic News Agency article: Pope Francis’ highly anticipated post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the gifts and challenges of family life was published April 8. Titled Amoris Laetitia, or The Joy of Love, the apostolic

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2016-04-08T10:55:08-08:00April 8th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |96 Comments