Tag - divorce

9th July: Feast of SS John Fisher & Thomas More – Pray for the Church!

Martyrdom of St John Fisher (Bishop) From the YouTube platform... These were his actual last words: "Christian people, I am come hither to die for the faith of Christ's Holy Catholic Church; and, I thank God, hitherto my stomach hath served me very well thereunto, so that yet I have not feared death; wherefore I desire...

Is God in Charge of the Weather?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF7V-BYv_PY With yet another storm (Dennis) due to hit the UK this weekend, let's challenge the secular wisdom, reinforced by Pope Francis that humans are causing extreme weather because we insist  on using plastic bags and drive petrol cars.  IS this erratic and often treacherous weather due to human behaviour, or is God telling us...

Most Christians Not Called To Be Heroic – Kasper Strikes Again….

New York City, N.Y., May 9, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent interview with Commonweal, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed his proposal that divorced and remarried persons might receive Communion, suggesting that Christians aren't called to be heroic.“To live together as brother and sister? Of course I have high respect for those...

Cardinal Schönborn: Let’s Bring The Gospel Into Line With Reality…

From the National Catholic Reporter, with editorial comment ..."It is fascinating to see how Pope Francis is encouraging, reviving and renewing the church. Ed: isn't it just. Hopes having been raised that major changes are afoot in the Catholic Church, it's a wonder there are any atheists left...Our meeting with him was an excellent...

Adulterous Unions: “Pastoral Concern” Euphemism For “Acceptance”?

Rome, Italy, Dec 18, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church must reach out to Catholics who are divorced and remarried to let them know they are welcome even if they cannot receive the sacraments, several theologians have noted. Sean Innerst, theology department chair at Denver's St. John Vianney Seminary, said he hopes...

Scots Bishops Poll Parishioners…

Next year Pope Francis has called an “Extraordinary Synod” of Bishops from around the world to discuss the Church’s pastoral care for families and the challenges for the Church in responding to changes in family life. The Holy Father is keen that as many Catholics as possible should have the opportunity to reflect on the...

Spirit of Rebellion Weakens Faith…

A deeply worrying spirit of rebellion runs through the Catholic press this weekend, following publication of the "consultation" of the laity by the Bishops worldwide, in preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in 2014. Click on the picture to read the questionnaire, which includes questions about the pastoral care of the divorced...