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’

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

Cardinal Burke: ‘Urgency’ to Resolve Dubia ‘Weighs Very Heavily on My Heart’

(via LifeSite) Two of the four dubia Cardinals seeking moral clarity from Pope Francis over his controversial teachings on marriage and family have died. But this will not stop the remaining two cardinals from continuing the “important work of resolving the dubia,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the dubia signers, in a new interview.… Continue reading Cardinal Burke: ‘Urgency’ to Resolve Dubia ‘Weighs Very Heavily on My Heart’

Breaking: Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Second of Four Dubia Cardinals, Dies at 79

“No details regarding the late prelate’s death were included in the Sept. 6 announcement of his passing. However, his death comes almost exactly two months after that of Caffara’s friend and collaborator, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, who passed away July 5 while on vacation in Bad Füssing, Germany. Cardinals Caffara and Meisner were among the four… Continue reading Breaking: Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Second of Four Dubia Cardinals, Dies at 79

Cardinal Burke: Confusion and Error from Catholic Leaders May Be Sign of End Times

(via LifeSite) “Confusion, division, and error” within the Catholic Church coming from “shepherds” even at the highest levels indicate that we “may be” in the end times, said U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke in an address in Kentucky. The Cardinal, who spoke at the July 22 “Church Teaches Forum” in Louisville, said that, in his opinion,… Continue reading Cardinal Burke: Confusion and Error from Catholic Leaders May Be Sign of End Times

Cardinal Schönborn Claims Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia is ‘Fully Orthodox’

(via LifeSite) Pope Francis sought reassurance after the release of his own document that his teaching was in line with that of the Church, asking one of his close advisers whether the controversial Amoris Laetitia was orthodox. The pope then expressed “comfort” upon being told that the document was such. When Austrian Cardinal Christophe Schönborn… Continue reading Cardinal Schönborn Claims Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia is ‘Fully Orthodox’

Pope Benedict XVI Sobering Message at Cardinal’s Funeral: Church on Verge of ‘Capsizing’

(via LifeSite) Pope Benedict XVI sent a sobering message at the funeral of Cardinal Joachim Meisner today, saying he was moved at the dubia cardinal’s ability to “live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on… Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI Sobering Message at Cardinal’s Funeral: Church on Verge of ‘Capsizing’