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

Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider Announce Crusade of Prayer & Fasting

(via National Catholic Register) Citing “serious theological errors and heresies” in the Amazon Synod’s working document, they call on the faithful to pray and fast over a 40 day period to prevent such errors being approved. Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have issued an eight-page declaration warning against six “serious theological errors and… Continue reading Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider Announce Crusade of Prayer & Fasting

Vatican Reform Plan is ‘Absurd,” Says Former Doctrine Chief; Asks if “Marxist”

(via LifeSite) A plan to restructure the Vatican recently approved by Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinal Advisers has come under fire from Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Francis’ former doctrine chief, who says that it is “absurd” for prioritizing the Secretariat of State and the practice of “evangelization” above the Catholic faith itself. Müller also wonders if… Continue reading Vatican Reform Plan is ‘Absurd,” Says Former Doctrine Chief; Asks if “Marxist”

Pope Emeritus Benedict: Seminarians Caught Reading My Book Were Thought ‘Unsuitable’ for Priesthood

(via LifeSite) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI stated in a letter published yesterday on the abuse crisis that his own works were banned in some seminaries and those caught reading them were considered “unsuitable for the priesthood.” While discussing how the post-Vatican II “conciliarism” led to a dismissal of the Church’s traditions, the retired pontiff, 91,… Continue reading Pope Emeritus Benedict: Seminarians Caught Reading My Book Were Thought ‘Unsuitable’ for Priesthood

Cardinal Sarah: “As a Bishop, It Is My Duty to Warn the West”

(via Catholic Herald) Cardinal Robert Sarah is publishing the third of his book-length interviews with Nicolas Diat: The Day is Far Spent. An unflinching diagnosis, but one full of hope in the midst of the spiritual and moral crisis of the West. 1) In the first part of your book, you describe “a spiritual and… Continue reading Cardinal Sarah: “As a Bishop, It Is My Duty to Warn the West”