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A Catholic church schism under Pope Francis isn’t out of the question

url:http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/30/catholic-church-schism-pope-francis-liberal-conservative The conservative backlash against the liberal pope’s authority has been fierce, and is gathering momentum Andrew Brown theguardian.com, Thursday 30 October 2014 11.44 GMT ‘The papal slipper may be on the other, liberal foot this time, but it has … Continue reading

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Chaldean Patriarch introduces sanctions for “errant clerics”

  (©Lapresse) (©Lapresse) The Chaldean clergy in Baghdad The Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I is taking measures against priests and monks who have snuck into Western countries without the consent of their superiors. Some claim they are asylum seekers seeking … Continue reading

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Bishop Tobin: Synod voting concept “strikes me as being rather Protestant”

    The Synod discussions The conservative US bishop publishes some comments on the Synod on his diocese’s website. One of them reads: “Pope Francis is fond of “creating a mess.” Mission accomplished” vatican insider staff Taken from Vatican Insider … Continue reading

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Francis: Christians must be inside the Church, not on the threshold

    The Pope has breakfast in St. Martha’s House At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House the Pope reminded faithful that if they aren’t part of this building, the Spirit cannot live in them Mauro Pianta Taken from … Continue reading

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Catholic divorce debate heats up

Catholic divorce debate heats up STEVE KILGALLON AFP Pope Francis. Ads by Google Google AdWords™ Indiaadwords.google.com Advertise On Google. Get 5000 INR Advertising Credit When You Sign-Up New Zealand’s senior Catholic believes the church is ready to change its hardline … Continue reading

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Asia Bibi’s appeal is rejected and her death sentence upheld

A demonstration in support of Asia Bibi Her case is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. The news will surely provoke a reaction from the international community Paolo Affatato romeThere is no justice for Asia Bibi. The Lahore … Continue reading

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“The Church is open and excludes no one” Synod says in concluding message

(©Afp) (©Afp) A moment during the Synod discussions Bishops are to continue to reflect on the issue of remarried divorcees. Governments should do more to promote the rights of families the Synod said, ahead of the publication of the “relatio … Continue reading

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