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The Homily G-MANS JOURNEY - January 22, 2017 ... Ephesus by Aquila and Priscilla, [Acts 18;24-28] and others to Cephas. As you can imagine, the quarrels were leading to recrimination and sharp language. It is no different today. There are still some who create division in the Church. There are some who claim that "there are Catholics and there are Catholics," they being the true Catholics because of their beliefs. Some believe that they no longer need Jesus Christ as their Saviour. As followers of the "God the Father" movement, they believe ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-homily.html

A Child Abuse Scandal Is Coming for Pope Francis (Opinion) CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 4, 2017 The Catholic Church has long been plagued by sickening scandals involving priests abusing children. And there is reportedly another scandal coming — this one of the pope's own making. Two people with direct ties to the Vatican tell me that Pope Francis, following the advice of his clubby group of allies in the curia, is pressing to undo the reforms that were instituted by his predecessors John Paul II and Benedict XVI in handling the cases of abuser priests. Francis ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-child-abuse-scandal-is-coming-for.html

Theologian: Shared Communion With Protestants Would Be Blasphemy and Sacrilege CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 2, 2017 ... confirmation in the Catholic Church, and repented of grave sin through sacramental confession, in order to be able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. Msgr. Bux was responding to the Register about concerns that elements of the current pontificate might be sympathetic of a form of "open Communion" proposed by the German Protestant theologian, Jürgen Moltmann. The concerns have arisen primarily due to the Holy Father's own comments on Holy Communion and ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/theologian-shared-communion-with.html

'A Gravely Critical Moment': Catholic Scholars Call on Bishops to Support the Four Cardinals CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 10, 2016 Twenty-three Catholic scholars and pastors, three of them Oxford University academics, have given their names to a statement in support of the "four cardinals", after the cardinals' request to Pope Francis to clarify his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The scholars include Dr Robert Beddard, the former Vice-Provost of Oriel College, Oxford; Professor Luke Gormally, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life; Dr Nicholas Richardson, Sub-Warden of Merton College, ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-gravely-critical-moment-catholic.html

Amoris Laetitia: The Controversies Explained SEASONS OF GRACE - December 4, 2016 ... Laetitia , and the new dubia which has been submitted to the Pope asking for confirmation of various aspects of Catholic doctrine. (Read it at the Vatican website here , or purchase Our Sunday Visitor's print edition here .) Here is a summary of the situation we are facing. The Main Issue Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia , although it was a bit unclear at the outset, has now proposed an official change in practice in that absolution can now be given to someone ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/amoris-laetitia-the-controversies-explained/

What the Anointing of the Sick Is and Isn't CRISIS MAGAZINE - November 29, 2016 ... doctoral dissertation titled The Recipient of Extreme Unction , Fr. Charles Renati concluded, "in fulfillment of the condition stated in canon 940, §1, regarding the presence of a danger of death it suffices that, from the attendant circumstances, some interested person reasonably judge that the sickness in the patient raises a real probability that death could follow from it." (Page 173, original emphasis.) Perhaps most importantly, this author references two papal teachings in support ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/8-zMctusr4A/anointing-sick-isnt

Homily for Today's Mass G-MANS JOURNEY - November 20, 2016 ... destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. [1 Cor. 15:24-6] Our redemption, our forgiveness of sins, comes through the Lord Jesus Christ. Our forgiveness of sins comes through the Sacraments of Baptism and Confession. Our redemption comes through the aforementioned in addition of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion. For we need the Holy Spirit to sanctify us while we continually feed on ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2016/11/homily-for-todays-mass.html

Ministry of Parish Catechist and Permanent Deacon to Be Introduced in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 8, 2016 On Sunday 6 November, Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois published a pastoral letter to all Catholics of the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, in which he outlined plans for the introduction of two new ministries in the diocese – Parish Catechist and Permanent Deacon. Bishop Duffy said, "It is in this context of greater participation by the laity in the running of the diocese that I write this pastoral letter. By virtue of ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/ministry-of-parish-catechist-and.html

Cremains to Be Buried COMMUNIO - October 25, 2016 ... Likewise, the Church's teaching desired to counter philosophical views that rejected the teaching explicitly Christian belief in bodily resurrection. The permission for cremation was put into the Code of Canon Law in 1983 for the Latin Church and the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches in 1990. For our purposes here, Ad resurgendum cum Christo reiterates the long held view that the Church is not opposed to the practice of cremation (canons 1176.3 and 1184.1 no.2 refer to burial and ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/10/cremains-to-be-buried/

China: "Clandestine" Bishop Ordained Without Pope's Consent CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 11, 2016 ... excommunicated for his actions in the past, by the legitimate Bishop of Zhengding, also a "clandestine" prelate. The Vatican dicasteries could issue a declaration regarding Don Guan Hua's case. The diocese of Zhengding, which the new Bishop Dong is intent on leading, is already headed by a legitimate bishop who is recognised by the Holy See, the 81-year-old Julius Jia Zhiguo. Clandestine Catholics see him as an emblematic figure for having continued to exercise his episcopal ministry without ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/china-clandestine-bishop-ordained.html

Homily - 2 October 2016 - How Could We Have Fallen So Low? SERVANT AND STEWARD - October 2, 2016 ... trustworthiness; we think him too much like us and fail to strive to become more like him (cf. Matthew 28:20 ; Matthew 10:19 ). This is unfortunate because we have nothing to fear in God; he is only to be loved and trusted with all our hearts. God is all-powerful, and, since he is all-powerful, he cannot die, he cannot be deceived, he cannot lie, and, as the apostle says, 'he cannot disown himself' ( II Timothy 2:13 ). Very much he cannot do, yet he is all-powerful. It is because he cannot do ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/WRrkUZM0IT8/homily-2-october-2016-how-could-we-have.html

Bishop of Leeds Lowers Confirmation Age in an Attempt to Increase Numbers CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 29, 2016 The Bishop of Leeds has announced that his diocese will be lowering the age at which baptised Catholics will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. In a pastoral letter released on Sunday, Bishop Marcus Stock said young people would now be invited to make their Confirmation in their last year of primary school when they are 11, as opposed to 14. The bishop said that it was "a cause for concern" that a large proportion of those who are ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/bishop-of-leeds-lowers-confirmation-age.html