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China: "Clandestine" Bishop Ordained Without Pope's Consent CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 11, 2016 The name of the Chinese priest who was ordained bishop of the diocese of Zhengding in Hebdei province in September, is Dong Guan Hua. He was ordained by a mentally unstable elderly bishop, without the consent of the Pope and the Holy See. The ordination was his own premeditated choice. He was not forced into it by government bodies overseeing the Church: Fr. Dong belongs to what is known as the "clandestine" Church, a section of the Catholic Church that rejects the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/china-clandestine-bishop-ordained.html
Allowing the Unworthy Reception of Our Eucharistic Lord CRISIS MAGAZINE - September 23, 2016 ... growing." It's as if the "proud" and "strong" are still allowed their elite spiritual athletics, while the "humble" are finally nourished by their formerly frigid, derelict Mother Church. Many have strongly lamented the Pope's letter and its ramifications for orthodoxy and unity and reiterated the legitimacy and necessity of opposing its "permission" for grave sins. "The Eucharist, of course, is the greatest treasure that Christ gave the Church; it must be safeguarded, and we ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/C6CYy6x3aFE/unworthy-reception-eucharistic-lord
Pope Says Divorced and Remarried Catholics Can in Some Cases Receive Holy Communion CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 13, 2016 ... "brother and sister" and without getting an annulment, Pope Francis himself has confirmed. In a leaked letter to Argentine bishops Pope Francis gave his own interpretation for the first time of Amoris Laetitia, his exhortation that followed the recent synods on the family dominated by controversy over the Church's strict rules on divorced and remarried Catholics. Many believe the rules excluding such couples from communion, even where they were the innocent party in a marriage ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/pope-says-divorced-and-remarried.html
'Gobsmacked' to Learn My Father Was a Priest CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 12, 2016 ... yourselves... do not tell your business to anyone..." The letter, its colour faded over the years, runs on with other details, imparted in a slightly peculiar mix of colloquialisms and telegraphese. There is reference to "a station wagon" being used to transport the child, and a warning: "Do not tell of the child's mother." That child now sits in the armchair of a hotel, unfolding and refolding letters and documents from a pile. Now a grown woman, she knows all this ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/gobsmacked-to-learn-my-father-was-priest.html
Pope: 'No Other Interpretation' of Amoris Laetitia Than Allowing Communion for Divorced and Remarried CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 11, 2016 In a letter reportedly leaked by a priest in Argentina, Pope Francis writes that there is "no other interpretation" of Amoris Laetitia other than one admitting divorced and remarried Catholics to Holy Communion in some cases. The letter, dated September 5, comes in response to a confidential document by the bishops of the Buenos Aires pastoral region to priests instructing them on the application of the Pope's controversial ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/pope-no-other-interpretation-of-amoris.html
A First in English: Cardinal Bacci's Address to the Council on Latin and the Vernacular in the Liturgy RORATE CÆLI - August 8, 2016 ... simple and bare reading made in the national tongue, the people understands very little or nothing, particularly if it concerns difficult matters, as e.g. on the epistle to the Hebrews, readings of the Old Testament, the book of Revelation, etc.; no indeed, in the meanwhile, doubts and perturbations of the soul can be produced, most of all in adolescents, for example in the reading of the story of the lustful old men who wish to consort with the chaste Susanna, and in the reading «His ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-first-in-english-cardinal-baccis.html