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Pope Francis has issued a stunning rebuke to Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in a letter criticizing the cardinal’s interpretation of Magnum...
Father Thomas Weinandy, a member of the International Theological Commission since 2014, led the US bishops’ Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices from 2005 to 2013. Here are links to the text of his letter and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo’s subsequent statement on dialogue within the Church.
“Luther not only abandoned the Order but abhorred religious life with all his might, rejected ascetic practices and piety, rejected praying the breviary and other obligations, radically altered sacramental theology, condemned the vows and promoted the abandonment and the mass exodus of vowed religious,” writes Father Alejandro Moral Antón in a letter republished in L’Osservatore Romano (10/26). “The damage done to the Order and to religious life in Germany was enormous.”
Pope Francis issued an unmistakable condemnation of nuclear weapons on November, declaring that “the threat of their use, as well as their very possession, is firmly to be...
Pope Francis has appointed two women as undersecretaries in the new dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life.
Gabriella Gambino, a professor at the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute,...
The city of Davenport, citing a zoning ordinance, ordered a Protestant church to cease offering breakfast to the homeless. Later, the city backtracked, and the judge ruled there was no need for an injunction.
Baylor University’s Philip Jenkins predicts that in 2050, 40% of Catholics will live in Latin America and 25% in Africa. He adds, “A southward-looking Church may be a vibrant and flourishing body, but it might pose some challenges for Catholics of the older Euro-American world.”
Sheffield University expelled the student from its master’s program in social work after he wrote on Facebook that “same-sex marriage is a sin whether we like it or not. It is God’s words and man’s sentiments would not change His words.”
Released from prison and forgiven by the victim’s family, the man who killed Blessed Rani Maria Vattalil in 1995 said that he still feels the “weight of such a terrible crime.”
The world’s Orthodox believers are almost evenly split on whether or not it is desirable to reconcile with the Catholic Church, according to a new international study by Pew Research. Among survey respondents, 35% favored reconciliation with Rome, 31% opposed it, and 38% were undecided or declined to answer.
The survey found broad support among Orthodox believers for the married priesthood, and opposition to the ordination of women as priests.