Category Archives: Church Teachings

Pope Francis’ ‘flirt’ with heresy could provoke ‘schism’: Prominent German Catholic novelist

Maike Hickson at LifeSiteNews: On April 30, 2019, 19 scholars and clergy published an Open Letter to Bishops accusing Pope Francis of heresy and asking the bishops of the world to undertake a serious investigation of this charge for the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z reads, rants and prays

From Father Z’s blog: There is an article today at National Review which has a reaction to Pope Francis’ strange words about the Eucharist.  HERE.   Francis said that, since “there is already unity” among Christians, then we shouldn’t have to … Continue reading

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Catholic leaders who say hell is empty are basically calling Jesus ‘liar’

By Lisa Bourne at LifeSiteNews: To suggest that hell is empty amounts to calling Jesus a liar, LifeSiteNews co-founder and editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen told a recent gathering of Catholic pro-life and family advocates in Rome. That hell contains human souls … Continue reading

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Opinion piece: The Dubia Were Answered

Elizabeth A. Mitchell at The Catholic Thing: Saturday, May 11, 2019 Perhaps it was because Notre-Dame de Paris was burning. Perhaps it was because the best place to hide something from view is in plain sight.  Or perhaps it was because … Continue reading

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The Church is Holy

A little vid which might cheer some of us up a bit, with some help from Gustav Holst. It did me, just a moment ago. The church, of Our Lady of Lourdes, is that built in 1928 by French priests … Continue reading

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This Insidious Bill

In response to Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying bill which receives its Second Reading in the House of Lords on Friday 18 July, Laurence England has written a superbly argued and moving post “Protecting the Vulnerable”:   Until his dying day, Lord Falconer … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: Assisted Suicide Bill Will Put Lives of Many Vulnerable People at Risk

From zenit.0rg: Legislation Proposes Licensing Doctors to Supply Lethal Drugs to Those With Less Than Six Months to Live An English bishop has warned that a bill to legalise assisted suicide may inadvertently lead to the deaths of large numbers … Continue reading

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider: ‘We are in the fourth great crisis of the Church’

By Sarah Atkinson, Catholic Herald online: Liberals, collaborating with the “new paganism”, are driving the Catholic Church towards a split, according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the liturgical specialist who is carrying on a rearguard fight against “abuses” in the Church. … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the UN Attack on the Church? | Crisis Magazine

Thanks to Crisis Magazine again for publishing the further insights of Dr Anne Hendershott (Professor of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio) into the recent behaviour of a certain committee of the United Nations, which, it … Continue reading

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Helping the Holy Souls

The Church teaches that the Holy Souls cannot help themselves, but that we can gain indulgences, have Masses said, offer our sacrifices, prayers, works of mercy and almsgiving for their release from Purgatory. We can, and indeed should, help the Holy Souls … Continue reading

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Vatican official reaffirms teaching on divorced and remarried Catholics

Archbishop Gerhard Müller (CNS)   From the Catholic Herald online: Amid rising expectations that the Catholic Church might make it easier for divorced and remarried members to receive Communion, the Vatican’s highest doctrinal official reaffirmed Church teaching barring such persons … Continue reading

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Full English translation of THAT press conference

Thanks to Dr Robert from The Moynihan Letters: August 3, 2013, Saturday — The Pope’s press conference, English Below, a complete English translation of the 80-minute press conference, made up of 20 questions, with Pope Francis on July 28, on … Continue reading

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A memorable press conference

From Dr Robert Moynihan: July 29, 2013, Monday  Pope Francis gave a memorable press conference yesterday on the airplane which brought him back from Brazil to Rome. Speaking to journalists for about 80 minutes, Francis was startlingly candid on many … Continue reading

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Documents of Vatican II – clear as mud?

When Bishop Athanasius Schneider called for a “Syllabus of Errors” to clarify the documents of the Second Vatican Council, we blogged about it here. Now Michael Voris considers Cardinal Walter Kasper’s recent suggestion that these documents contained deliberate ambiguities:

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