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DignityUSA Responds to News of Clandestine Meeting Between Pope Francis and Kim Davis THE WILD REED - September 30, 2015 ... LGBT Catholics and their families will be deeply disappointing to many Catholics, gay, trans, and straight alike," said DignityUSA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke. "It may be seen as putting the weight of the Vatican behind the U.S. Catholic bishops' claims of victimization, and to support those who want to make it more difficult for same-sex couples to exercise their civil right to marriage. This encounter could, in many people's minds, transform the Pope's US trip ...http://thewildreed.blogspot.com/2015/09/dignityusa-responds-to-clandestine.html
Catholic Divorce: Can Zealous Bishops and Cardinals Question the Annulment Reform and Ask for Its Abrogation? RORATE CÆLI - September 18, 2015 ... has come from the other side from the news service "Die Zeit" of September 10th , concerning the dossier that is apparently circulating in the Vatican against the marriage annulment procedures of Pope Francis. At this point a delicate problem is now placed before many consciences. Whatever judgment we have about the Motu Proprio , it is [nonetheless] presented as an act of personal and direct government by the Supreme Pontiff. Yet, can a Pope be mistaken in the promulgation of ecclesiastical ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/09/catholic-divorce-can-zealous-bishops.html
For the Record: Cardinal Burke's Latest Address on the Synod and "Annulment" Reform. Rorate Reminder: 2015 Synod Poised RORATE CÆLI - September 16, 2015 ... that the American experiment in "streamlining" the nullity process led in practice to a serious laxity which became widely perceived as "Catholic divorce." It seems this was one reason why the 1983 Code restored the obligatory second instance review (which had been introduced by Benedict XIV back in 1740). The Cardinal's reservations about the new legislation can be heard beginning 15:31 on the recording embedded above. The article is going "viral" precisely because it ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/09/for-record-cardinal-burkes-latest.html
Impossible to Excuse or Explain Away: How the Heterodoxy of the Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod of 2015 Has Been Expo RORATE CÆLI - September 11, 2015 ... or give in to a false sense of obedience, in the face of attacks on the fundamental principles of the natural law. "Catholics have a duty to oppose the direction being taken at the Sy nod. If that direction is not reversed, the greatest victims will be those who are most vulnerable, especially children, born and unborn", concluded Mr Smeaton. Voice of the Family's website summarizes its critique of the Instrumentum Laboris as follows : This analysis argues that the instrumentum laboris, which ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/09/impossible-to-excuse-or-explain-away.html
Catholic Divorce Arrives: The Papal Marriage Annulment Reforms Are a Wound Inflicted on Christian Marriage RORATE CÆLI - September 11, 2015 ... decisions there will inevitably weigh considerations of a sociological nature: the divorced and remarried will have, for reasons of 'mercy', preferential treatment. "The Church of Mercy – notes Giuliano Ferrara – "has started its race" (" Il Foglio " September 9, 2015). It is not racing along an administrative road, but a "juridical one" where there is very little left that remains juridical. In some dioceses the bishops will try to guarantee the seriousness of the procedure, but ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/09/catholic-divorce-arrives-papal-marriage.html
The Denial of the Law of God and His Rights RORATE CÆLI - July 21, 2015 In his great encyclical letter Libertas Praestantissimum, Pope Leo XIII explains that it is not man's place to dictate to God what man owes Him, but rather humbly and obediently to receive from God the law that must be followed if we are to please Him and attain the happiness for which He created us: If the human mind be so presumptuous as to define the nature and extent of God's rights and its own duties, reverence for the divine law will be apparent rather than real, ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-denial-of-law-of-god-and-his-rights.html
Readings on the Complementary Nature of the Sacraments AVE MARIA PRESS BLOG - July 6, 2015 There are numerous resources available online, primarily from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and writings of recent popes to help you not only facilitate your classroom discussion regarding the complementary nature of the sacraments, but also to contribute to your own knowledge about the sacramental life. Whether or not you teach a particular course on the Seven Sacraments, these readings can contribute to a foundational source essential for a curriculum ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EngagingFaith/~3/TeVP-lnjDiA/