Cardinal Burke on New Edition of Catechism: Original Remains ‘Authoritative’

(via LifeSite) An American cardinal has stated that a new edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will not have the same authority as the original promulgated by St. Pope John Paul II. In a December interview with The Wanderer, published in two parts this week, Cardinal Raymond Burke responded to questions regarding a… Continue reading Cardinal Burke on New Edition of Catechism: Original Remains ‘Authoritative’

Archbishop Vigano’s Defense of Virgin Mary After Pope’s Controversial Remarks

(via LifeSite) Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued a strong defense of the Virgin Mary in response to Pope Francis’ controversial homily on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in which he called the doctrine of Mary as co-redemptrix “nonsense.” Here below we publish the official English text of Archbishop Viganò’s statement, titled “Mary Immaculate… Continue reading Archbishop Vigano’s Defense of Virgin Mary After Pope’s Controversial Remarks

Vatican Postpones Beautification of Fulton Sheen After Requests by U.S. Bishops

This is incredibly disappointing and strange… (via LifeSite) The beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, beloved by generations of American Catholics, has been abruptly put on hold by the Vatican.    “The Holy See decided to postpone the date of Beatification, at the request of a few members of the Bishop’s Conference who have asked for further… Continue reading Vatican Postpones Beautification of Fulton Sheen After Requests by U.S. Bishops

U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen to be Beautified in December

Praise God! This is wonderful news! (via LifeSite) The Venerable Fulton Sheen, famed bishop, author and media personality, will be beatified on December 21 at the cathedral of Peoria, Illinois. The Diocese of Peoria released a statement noting that the beatification ceremony will take place at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception,… Continue reading U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen to be Beautified in December

Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider: Silence About Errors Under Pope Francis Would Be ‘Great Sin’

(via LifeSite) Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have issued a statement defending loyal criticism of Pope Francis, protesting that “defamatory reproaches” laid against such critics and the “almost total infallibilization” of papal remarks have eliminated the possibility of “honest and intellectual theological debate.” In the three-page statement released first by the National Catholic… Continue reading Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider: Silence About Errors Under Pope Francis Would Be ‘Great Sin’

Cardinal Sarah Fears Westerners Taking Over Amazon Synod to Advance Dissident Agenda

(via LifeSite) An African cardinal who is no stranger to mission territory raised concern that the upcoming Amazon Synod is being taken over by Westerners to promote an agenda contrary to Catholic teaching.  Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Guinean Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, gave voice to his worries in a recent French-language interview… Continue reading Cardinal Sarah Fears Westerners Taking Over Amazon Synod to Advance Dissident Agenda

Cardinal Marx Defies Vatican: German ‘Synod’ Will Go On Despite Invalidity

(via LifeSite) Cardinal Reinhard Marx has fired back at the Vatican after it informed him the German bishops’ plans for a “binding synodal path” are “not ecclesiologically valid,” saying the German bishops’ plans, which include addressing issues of priestly celibacy, the role of women, and sexual morality, will be “helpful” to the Church. “Countless believers… Continue reading Cardinal Marx Defies Vatican: German ‘Synod’ Will Go On Despite Invalidity