Tag - marriage

Single Mothers – Backbone of Society?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZFFGP3afg Comment:   Afua Hirsch is a regular commentator on Sky News' debating segment The Pledge and has recently appeared on other discussion programmes, such as BBC's Question Time.  Liberal?  Well, any more "liberal" and the rest of us, with more traditional views (e.g. about marriage and family life), would be in handcuffs before you could...

Sin No Laughing Matter… But Is THIS How To Teach Cleverly About Purity?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMo6DFnBtm4 Comment:  It's nearly impossible not to see the funny side of much of Jason's talk.  Easy to see why teenagers would thoroughly enjoy his lectures. Still,  certain "givens" cause concern; should Catholics be accepting of, for example, "dating" in High School?  That's just one of many reservations which I have about the above speaker but,...

Questions: Would YOU “Ask Father”?

Our American blogger, RCA Victor, writes... Following up on the notion that the CT blog could be a sort of cyber-parish for modern Catholics, esp. as a source of orthodox catechesis, here’s a thought: Is there a traditional priest up your sleeve who would be willing to answer questions from readers in the form of...

Marriage & Modernist Double-Speak…

Extracts below from Catholic Herald article entitled: Cardinal lays out plan for parishes to implement Amoris Laetitia Cardinal Donald Wuerl has issued a broad and detailed pastoral plan for parishes to implement Pope Francis’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”). “Amoris Laetitia is a call to compassionate accompaniment in helping all to experience...

SSPX: Priest Resigns – Is Former UK Superior Plotting Trouble Ahead?

Translation of text of the above interview follows... Introduction I am Father Paul Morgan, ordained by Bishop Lefebvre at Ecône in 1988. After that, I was 4 years in the district house in London as an assistant. Following this, I was the 1st Superior of the Society of St. Pius X in the Philippines for 4...

Vatican Protocol & Doctrine – Linked?

The Vatican Secretariat of State had specifically looked into changing the protocol, at Pope Francis’ request. As it turned out, the protocol was applied for the first time on the occasion of the visit by Argentina’s new President Mauricio Macri to the Vatican, where he attended an audience with Pope Francis on Saturday 27...

Synod: Some Good News For A Change…

Rome, March 03, 2015 (Zenit.org) Staff Reporter | 659 hits Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, informed recently that the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux – Louis and Zelie Martin --, will be canonized this October, coinciding with the Synod on the Family, which will take place at...

2 (faithful) homosexuals same as “heterosexuals” – New Cardinal

(Reuters) - The Vatican has appointed the archbishop of Berlin, seen by German media as part of a "new generation" of less dogmatic clergy, to take over the Cologne archdiocese, the largest and richest in Germany, it said on Friday. The move makes Rainer Maria Woelki, who turns 58 next month, one of the most...

“The Francis Effect” – An Overview

Christopher Ferrara, the well known American Catholic lawyer and commentator on the crisis in the Church,  has written a devastating critique of the pontificate of Pope Francis to date "lest the true teaching of the Magisterium be lost in all the confusion" (resulting from Pope Francis' statements). The essays were published over a period of a week on the...

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...