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'A Gravely Critical Moment': Catholic Scholars Call on Bishops to Support the Four Cardinals CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 10, 2016 ... reaffirm Church teaching, it may be necessary for the cardinals to "collectively approach him with some form of fraternal correction, in the spirit of Paul's admonition to his fellow apostle Peter at Antioch". Cardinal Burke, one of the four cardinals, has indicated that such a move might be necessary. The Pope has so far declined to reply to the questions, which were sent in September. The statement notes that Cardinal George Pell has described the contents of the four cardinals' dubia as ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-gravely-critical-moment-catholic.html
What the Anointing of the Sick Is and Isn't CRISIS MAGAZINE - November 29, 2016 ... mind or spirit" to receive the sacrament. I will argue that both priests were wrong in their practices, and that this is the case whether one uses the relevant prescriptions of the pre-Vatican II Code of Canon Law from 1917 or the post-Vatican II Code of Canon Law from 1983. In arguing this way, I will also provide reasons why the present rite of Anointing of the Sick, including the name of the sacrament, should not be considered something "totally different" from Extreme Unction. A Sacrament ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/8-zMctusr4A/anointing-sick-isnt
Pastoral Letter MARY AND JOSEPH'S GEM - November 27, 2016 Our Bishop has written a Pastoral Letter that has been read this weekend My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we open a New Year in the life of the Church, on this First Sunday of Advent, there are a number of matters that I wish to bring to your attention, briefly, in this short letter. I am very pleased to say that real progress is being made in finalising the plan for the Diocese. The "proposal document" published in June of this year brought a ...http://mariesgem.blogspot.com/2016/11/pastoral-letter_27.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
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