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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
'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 ... Editor's note: Pictured above is "Extreme Unction" painted by Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller in ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/8-zMctusr4A/anointing-sick-isnt
Desecration & Sacriliege in the Service of the Truth? Never Καθολικός διάκονος - November 7, 2016 ... presidential contest, I think it also bears noting that Supreme Court justices and federal appellate court judges are not appointed by presidential fiat. All such appointments require Senate confirmation. Beyond that, what makes Trump supporters think their candidate, who was publicly pro-abortion up until several months ago, will make protection of human life, including the lives of the unborn, a priority? This is the man who, once he realized he had to strongly oppose ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/11/desecration-sacriliege-in-service-of.html
Cremains to Be Buried COMMUNIO - October 25, 2016 ... Faithful. Ad resurgendum cum Christo (2016) is a binding Roman Curial document governing the life of the church, which was explicitly approved by the Pope with his express order. Yet, this document reveals nothing new as it is a clarification with an attempt reinforce existing canonical and liturgical (ritual) norms already in force. Until 1963, the Catholic Church prohibited cremation because of the fitting nature of keeping intact the visible unity the body, ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/10/cremains-to-be-buried/