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Cardinal: Communion for Remarried Would Be ‘Fundamental’ Break with Church Teaching

Cardinal Raymond Burke (Photo: CNS) From The Catholic Herald    Cardinal Burke tells Mass of Ages quarterly that Catholics should be 'very concerned'Cardinal Raymond Burke has said that if the family synod opened the way for divor...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Dec 4, 2015

Ross Douthat: Catholicism For the Time Being

On Sunday, with my latest broadside on matters Catholics filed and published, I drove with my family up into northwestern Connecticut — just for the drive, no particular destination in mind. We ended up stopping for mass at a shrine ne...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Nov 4, 2015

Calvinism is Rooted

I cannot explain to you my distaste for this form of deterministic Calvinism. Not only does it require God to send people to hell, but it requires God to cause all things, sin included. This is from John Piper: If he can’t govern that moment, he ca...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Oct 26, 2015

Pat Buchanan: Is the Pope Toying with Heresy?

By Patrick J. BuchananAre Catholic truths immutable? Or can they change with the changing times?This is the deeper question behind the issues that convulsed the three-week synod on the family of the 250 Catholic bishops in Rome that ended Saturday.
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 26, 2015

Romanian Doctor Makes Blunt, Powerful Plea to Pope and Bishops in Her Synod Talk

The Church’s mission is to save souls. Evil, in this world, comes from sin. Not from income disparity or “climate change”.Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea, Doctor at the Center for Diagnosis and Treatment-Victor Babes and Presi...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 18, 2015

Half a Million People Sign Petition Urging Francis to Reinforce Church Teaching on Marriage at Synod

What a great tragedy and sadness it is when the Body of Christ must shepherd a rogue and heretical Pope.Pope Francis at last October's extraordinary synod (CNS) Five cardinals are among the signatories to a petition organised by Catholic student...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Aug 25, 2015

Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe ___________________________________________________________  Tmbooe  (tim/boo’e) If there were an organization, named Tmbooe, that was searching for The Most Blessed One On Earth, would you submit your n...
by The Joyful Catholic on May 21, 2015

After the Governing Body of the Church in Wales: Some thoughts.

Last week I attended the ordinary meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales. This is basically the Welsh equivalent of the General Synod of the Church of England. I am a co-opted member of Governing Body (meaning that I’m not voted o...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Apr 20, 2015

British Priests Urge Synod to Stand Firm on Communion for the Remarried

Our Lady of Walsingham, Patroness of All English-Speaking PeoplesIN the spirit of Becket, Fisher and More, nearly 500 Catholic priests in Great Britain  have signed a letter urging this year's Synod on the Family to issue a “clear and firm pr...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Mar 25, 2015

Our Gutsy Pope

________________________________________________________ Our Gutsy Pope Last year, Pope Francis originated the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. It was evident that when the final report was issued by the 114 bishops, the...
by The Joyful Catholic on Mar 22, 2015

CofE Discussion papers and forums: a map of the blizzard

The blizzard of discussion papers from the CofE this week has been helpfully summarised over at Thinking Anglicans, I hope they don't mind a bit of cutting and pasting: This first paper is “In Each Generation” : A programme for reform and ren...
by Opinionated Vicar on Jan 15, 2015

Green Shoots? Archbishops introduce CofE to the smell of coffee

The background to the Green report is now a bit clearer, thanks to a paper by the 2 CofE Archbishops just published, in advance of next months General Synod: (task) groups were asked to explore specific aspects of the institutional life of the Churc...
by Opinionated Vicar on Jan 12, 2015

Green Shoots? Archbishops introduce CofE nose to the smell of coffee

The background to the Green report is now a bit clearer, thanks to a paper by the 2 CofE Archbishops just published, in advance of next months General Synod: (task) groups were asked to explore specific aspects of the institutional life of the Chur...
by Opinionated Vicar on Jan 12, 2015

Archbishop Joseph Coutts’ Beard Named ‘Best Beard of the 2014 Synod'

Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi, PakistanPhoto courtesy: Catholic News Agency (CNA) The blog of the Catholic News Agency (CNA) recently in its “Who Wore It Best” in the 2014 Synod of Bishops named the beard of Pakistani Archbishop Joseph Cout...
by Bangladesh Canada and Beyond on Dec 23, 2014

Cardinal Burke: Church Teaching on Sexuality Must Be Clarified, and Only Pope Francis Can Do It

Cardinal Raymond BurkeIn an interview with Ireland’s state broadcaster, RTE, one of the Catholic hierarchy’s most outspoken defenders of life and family and the Church’s sexual moral teachings again indicated Pope Francis needs to “clarify...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Dec 1, 2014

Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis, Boy have we got a lot to talk about. First of all there’s a lot of things being said lately about you, some of it is true, most of it isn’t. It’s kinda tough during my work week to keep up with the Synod on the Fa...
by That's Amore Like It on Oct 31, 2014

Ross Douthat: Why I Am A Catholic

From The New York Times - The Opinion PagesOf all the columns I imagined writing when I started out at this job, it’s safe to say that Sunday’s piece, in which I suggested that conservative Catholics should “resist” their pope if he seems i...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 29, 2014

The Price of Papal Popularity

By Patrick J. BuchananNormally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley’s boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.But, on Oc...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 21, 2014

There are always two sides

 – One, a temptation to hostile inflexibility, that is, wanting to close oneself within the written word, (the letter) and not allowing oneself to be surprised by God, by the God of surprises, (the spirit); within the law, within the certitude...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Oct 20, 2014

What Would St John Paul II Have Made of the Family Synod?

During the synod we heard too much about failed marriages and too little about faithful marriagesPope Francis waves after the general audience on April 30 (CNS)From The Catholic Herald (UK)By Francis PhillipsThere was an article on Sandro Magist...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Oct 20, 2014


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