(via AP) Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching about the death penalty, saying in a new policy published Thursday that it is always “inadmissible” because it “attacks” the inherent dignity of all humans. The Vatican said Francis had approved a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church — the compilation of official Catholic… Continue reading Pope Francis Changes Catechism, Presents New Teaching on Death Penalty
(via LifeSiteNews) On Sunday, group of Catholic youth released a response to the “pre-synod” document that has been given to Pope Francis, explaining in it they want “reverence in the liturgy,” wider availability of the Traditional Latin Mass, and for the Church to proclaim unpopular truths “boldly, without apology, and without adulteration or dilution.” “I… Continue reading Catholic Youth Issues Own Pre-Synod Text: Proclaim Truth Without Apology!
(via LifeSiteNews) Catholics should respectfully “answer to a heretic pastor with the constant, unchanging teaching of the Church,” Bishop Athanasius Schneider said at the Rome Life Forum today, noting that during the fourth century “almost the entire episcopacy” accepted heresy but still the Church herself did not fall into error. This was during the Arian… Continue reading Bishop Schneider Explains How Catholics Should Handle a ‘Heretic Pastor’
(via LifeSite) High-level prelates looking to change Catholic Church teaching on life, marriage, and the family are guilty of a “new betrayal,” said Cardinal Robert Sarah. Such clerics “contribute to the destruction of the natural institution of marriage as well as the family,” he said in a talk to a church full of people… Continue reading Cardinal Sarah: Top Western Prelates Are Part of a ‘New Betrayal’ of Jesus’ Teachings
(via America Needs Fatima) The online video sharing site YouTube allows videos of brutal attacks on the Holy Eucharist. Perhaps the worst is: How to Desecrate the Host1: Butane Torch 14 seconds in, it assures the viewer: “Real Host acquired from a Catholic Church.” It shows a Host being held in a needle-nose plier while… Continue reading Petition: Ask YouTube to Remove Blasphemous Desecrations of the Holy Eucharist!
(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’
(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