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“We Must Respectfully Request an Authoritative Interpretation”

8/04/2016 Vatican City. Press conference presenting Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris laetitia", on love in the family, in the Holy See Press Office. From left, Bishop Fabio Fabene, Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Christoph Schonborn O.P., Archbishop of Vienna; Father Federico Lombardi, [...]

Pope Francis vs. 2000 Years of Tradition?

Fr. Harrison: “May we believe Francis alone is right, and all his predecessors wrong?” A proper understanding, appreciation and evaluation of Amoris Laetitia will require considerable time, study and prayerful reflection. But it is already quite clear from certain key passages that, with carefully crafted language, plausible arguments and persuasive rhetoric, the Holy Father is [...]

By | 2018-03-26T03:46:49+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Dossier|Tags: , , , , , |

From the Domus Santa Marta: The Words of Pope Francis

Pope Francis made an important point during his Morning Meditation on May 9 when he emphasized the unique impact of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One who makes the difference, who sets souls on fire and breathes life into the actions of the Christian. Often the Holy Spirit is either forgotten or overlooked, [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:14:48+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Meditations|Tags: , , |

Vatican Watch June-July 2016

APRIL FRIDAY 29 Blood-red Trevi Fountain a Wake-up Call on Christian Persecution Cardinal Mauro Piacenza Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi Fountain this evening, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared stories of friends and loved ones killed for the faith, and urged the world to take greater [...]

By | 2018-02-27T10:28:33+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Vatican Watch|Tags: , , , |

New Rome Master’s Program To Study the “Theologian Pope,” Joseph Ratzinger

It’s not a “Ratzinger Fan Club,” but rather a way to better understand the Faith... No Catholic who wants to take an in-depth look into the faith and the reality of the Church of our time can skip the works of the “Theologian Pope,” Benedict XVI. To really deepen one’s knowledge, or to literally become an [...]

People June-July 2016

Parolin Chooses Cheaper Option when Flying to Vilnius A recent photo shows Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, as he arrives at the Vilnius airport of Lithuania by a Ryan Air flight. While journeying to Lithuania to serve as a “papal legate” for the National Congress of Mercy, Parolin chose a cheap flight. Of course, [...]

By | 2016-06-01T19:27:22+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Triumph of Love

Raffaele Di Muro, Maximilian Kolbe: The Triumph of Love A message of hope and rebirth released on the 75th anniversary of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s martyrdom at Auschwitz “Faith means deciding to stay with the Lord, to live with Him.” So Father Raffaele Di Muro concludes in his study of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Maximilian [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:10:46+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , |

Urbi et Orbi Section: The Message of the Icon

"The Trinity" by Andrei Rublev, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow The Trinitarian Icon The Trinity as depicted by Andrei Rublev is arguably the most famous and best-beloved icons of all time. Most iconographers would agree that no one has ever surpassed the unity of composition, the balance of color and the sheer spirituality of this image; [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:25:12+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Treason, or Infiltration from the Very Beginning? Lucifer’s Unceasing Attacks on the Church

The devil is portrayed in this stained-glass church window (CNS photo from Crosiers) “He knows that he is running out of time” From its very beginning, the holy Bride of Christ has been the butt of devilish attacks. In fact, Lucifer is paying her a compliment: he knows that to direct his poisonous arrows [...]

“Deep Dissonance” Between Exhortation and Papal Documents of Predecessors?

Excerpts from a talk given by Dr. Anna Silvas in which she argues that parts of Amoris Laetitia are “subtly treacherous” I am aware that Amoris Laetitia, as an apostolic exhortation, does not come under any rubric of infallibility. Still it is a document of the Papal Ordinary Magisterium, and thus it makes the idea of [...]

By | 2018-03-26T03:54:52+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Dossier|Tags: , , , , |
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