Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Synod according to Jesuit periodical La Civiltà Cattolica

(©LaPresse) (©LaPresse) Synod Mass for the Beatification of Paul VI The periodical’s Editor-in-Chief, Fr. Spadaro talks about the Synod’s failure to reach a two-thirds majority vote on the issue of remarried divorcees: the decision was “anomalous in a way because … Continue reading

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“Being a hypocritical Christian is an ugly thing, you focus on the law alone and not on love”

At today’s mass in St. Martha’s House, Francis talked about the kind of Christian that lives a closed life, choosing a path of selfishness, arrogance, believing he or she is right, and bowing down to the “holiness” of appearances Domenico … Continue reading

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Burke: “There is a strong sense that the Church is like a ship without a helm”

(©LaPresse) (©LaPresse) Card. Burke In an interview with Spanish weekly “Vida Nueva” the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura hits out again, describing the Church as a “counter-cultural movement that is not popular” ANDREA TORNIELLI Taken from Vatican Insider vatican city … Continue reading

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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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