Tag: Amoris Laetitia

Cardinal: Communion cannot be shared with friends like beer or cake

Cardinal: Communion cannot be shared with friends like beer or cake

Holy Communion is exclusively for Catholics in a state of grace and not something to be shared between friends like beer or cake, said a former senior adviser to two popes.

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German bishops release marriage prep document based on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

German bishops release marriage prep document based on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The German bishops’ conference has published a document containing key points for marriage preparation based on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia.”

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Catholic faithful must object if pope misuses authority, cardinal says

Catholic faithful must object if pope misuses authority, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

While the pope has the fullness of authority and power in the Catholic Church, he can exercise that authority only in obedience to Christ, and if he does not, it is up to the Catholic faithful to object, said U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke.

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Families praise cardinal’s plan to expand parish outreach to them

Families praise cardinal’s plan to expand parish outreach to them

| Mark Zimmermann | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Those who attended the March 4 Mass where Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington issued a new pastoral plan for parishes to implement “Amoris Laetitia” said they welcomed the cardinal’s initiative to expand and strengthen outreach to married couples and families.

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Claims of heresy over ‘Amoris Laetitia’ are out of place, cardinal says

Claims of heresy over ‘Amoris Laetitia’ are out of place, cardinal says

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family should prompt discussion and even debate, but accusing him and others of heresy is completely out of place, said German Cardinal Walter Kasper.

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German bishops prepare Communion rules for mixed marriages

German bishops prepare Communion rules for mixed marriages

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The German bishops’ conference continues to develop its recent decision to allow non-Catholic spouses in mixed denomination marriages to receive Communion in limited cases.

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Pope says he prays for those who call him a heretic

Pope says he prays for those who call him a heretic

| Cindy Wooden | February 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

Pope Francis said he tries to dialogue with those who disagree with him in the hope that he will learn something; but he just prays for those who call him a heretic.

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Bishops in Kazakhstan say no Communion for divorced, remarried Catholics

Bishops in Kazakhstan say no Communion for divorced, remarried Catholics

| Cindy Wooden | January 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

In Kazakhstan, “divorced people living with someone else would not dare ask for holy Communion because they know they are living in a situation of sin. It would be blasphemy,” said Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana.

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Bishops to put together pastoral plan for marriage, family life ministry

Bishops to put together pastoral plan for marriage, family life ministry

| November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledged that Catholic families and married couples need more support from the church at large and hope to offer it by giving parishes plenty of resources through a pastoral plan for marriage and family life.

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Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

| November 2, 2017 | 10 Comments

After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff’s teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

| September 28, 2017 | 4 Comments

Seeing, understanding and engaging with people’s real lives does not “bastardize” theology, rather it is what is needed to guide people toward God, Pope Francis told Jesuits in Colombia.

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Group issues what it calls ‘filial correction’ of pope’s teaching

Group issues what it calls ‘filial correction’ of pope’s teaching

| Cindy Wooden | September 25, 2017 | 5 Comments

Several dozen priests, scholars and writers have published what they described as a “filial correction” of some of Pope Francis’ teachings about marriage — particularly about access to the sacraments for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

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