U.S. Bishop Encourages Married Couples to be Open to Life, Reject Contraception

(via LifeSite) Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, included a powerful message about the truth of God’s plan for human life in his homily Sunday on the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  We need God in every aspect of married life, he said, in the marital act and beyond, and that… Continue reading U.S. Bishop Encourages Married Couples to be Open to Life, Reject Contraception

Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics Did Not Receive Support From Rome in Abortion Battle

(via LifeSiteNews) Ireland’s recent caving into the globalist agenda of abortion and same-sex “marriage” is partly due to silence coming from Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview last week with Polish weekly “Sieci” magazine.  “In Ireland, during the campaign before the referendum on protection of the life of the unborn, just like… Continue reading Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics Did Not Receive Support From Rome in Abortion Battle

Cardinal Sarah: Top Western Prelates Are Part of a ‘New Betrayal’ of Jesus’ Teachings

(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

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’