St. John Paul II’s Biographer: ‘The Catholic Church Doesn’t Do Paradigm Shifts’

(via LifeSite) St. John Paul II’s biographer George Weigel criticized Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s recent assertion that Pope Francis’ teaching in Amoris Laetitia represents “a paradigm shift” for the Church “The Catholic Church doesn’t do “paradigm shifts,” ​the Catholic theologian wrote in a First Things column this week. “A ‘paradigm shift’ signals a dramatic, sudden, and unexpected break in… Continue reading St. John Paul II’s Biographer: ‘The Catholic Church Doesn’t Do Paradigm Shifts’

St. John Paul II Prophetically Defends Humanae Vitae in Never-Before Translated Speech

(via LifeSite) “What the Church teaches about contraception is not a matter of free discussion among theologians,” Pope John Paul II said in 1987. “Teaching the contrary is tantamount to inducing the moral conscience of spouses into error.” These are the words of Pope John Paul II, in an address delivered at a study meeting on responsible… Continue reading St. John Paul II Prophetically Defends Humanae Vitae in Never-Before Translated Speech

Cardinal Burke: It is a ‘Source of Anguish’ to Hear Suggestions ‘That I Would Lead a Schism’

(via Catholic World Report) His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, spoke recently with Thinking with the Church, hosted by Chris Altieri, who is also a regular contributor to Catholic World Report. Cardinal Burke responds to questions regarding the interpretation and reception of the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. He has frankly critical words for the… Continue reading Cardinal Burke: It is a ‘Source of Anguish’ to Hear Suggestions ‘That I Would Lead a Schism’

Three Bishops Call Pope’s Reading of Amoris Laetitia ‘Alien’ to Catholic Faith

(via LifeSite) Three bishops have spoken out against Pope Francis’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia to allow some remarried divorcees access to Holy Communion, saying such a reading is causing “rampant confusion,” is “alien” to the Catholic faith, and will spread “a plague of divorce” in the Church. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan, Archbishop… Continue reading Three Bishops Call Pope’s Reading of Amoris Laetitia ‘Alien’ to Catholic Faith

Cardinal Urges Clarification of Amoris Laetitia: ‘The Mentality Underlying the Text is Too Liberal’

(via LifeSite) One week after Cardinal Raymond Burke made a “final plea” to Pope Francis for clarity regarding the Church’s moral teaching and sacramental practice, another cardinal has said “a clarification is in order.” Cardinal Janis Pujats, Archbishop Emeritus of Riga in Latvia, and president emeritus of the local bishops conference, said in a recent… Continue reading Cardinal Urges Clarification of Amoris Laetitia: ‘The Mentality Underlying the Text is Too Liberal’

Catholic Writer Pens Explosive Letter to Priests

(via The Shield of Faith) In September of this year, James Larson, author of the web site The War Against Being, sent the following letter to the Bishop and 73 Priests of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota. To date, only one has responded, in an attempt to rebut Larson’s conclusions. The letter is part… Continue reading Catholic Writer Pens Explosive Letter to Priests

Breaking: U.S. Bishops Ask Theologian to Resign After Letter Criticizing Francis

(via LifeSite) A former doctrine chief for the U.S. Bishops was asked to resign as their consultant after telling Pope Francis in a letter his papacy is marked by “chronic confusion,” and that the pope teaches with “a seemingly intentional lack of clarity.” That lack of clarity “inevitably risks sinning against the Holy Spirit, the… Continue reading Breaking: U.S. Bishops Ask Theologian to Resign After Letter Criticizing Francis