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Dutch cardinal: Pope, German bishops failing to maintain authentic teaching

May 07, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Willem Eijk of Utrecht has strongly criticized Pope Francis for declining to answer questions about the German bishops’ proposal for intercommunion. “The Holy Father should have given the delegation of the German episcopal conference clear directives, based on the clear doctrine and practice of the Church,” the cardinal said. He said that the Pope’s failure, and that of the German bishops, led him to wonder we now face “the Church’s ultimate trial,” the “mystery of iniquity” mentioned in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (#675).

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  • Posted by: Jim Hanink - May. 07, 2018 7:27 PM ET USA

    Sobering. Whether or not we face, in a new way, the mystery of iniquity, we are surely involved in a struggle for coherence.