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Bishops Warn that Germany’s Synodal Path Could Lead to Schism
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Bishops Warn that Germany’s Synodal Path Could Lead to Schism

From CNA by Staff More than 70 bishops from around the world have released a “fraternal open letter” to Germany's bishops warning that sweeping changes to Church teaching advocated by the ongoing process known as the Synodal Path could lead to schism. ‘Synodal Way’ flags fly in front of the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt in Germany. (photo: Max von Lachner / Synodal Way) The letter expresses “our growing concern about the nature of the entire German ‘Synodal Path,’” which the signatories say has led to confusion about Church teaching and appears focused more on man‘s will than God’s. “Failing to listen to the Holy Spirit and the Gospel, the Synodal Path’s actions undermine the credibility of Church authority, including that of Pope Francis; Christian anthropology and sexual m...
Cardinal Müller: Transgender ideology as self-mutilation, promoting it is a ‘serious sin’
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Cardinal Müller: Transgender ideology as self-mutilation, promoting it is a ‘serious sin’

From LifeSiteNews by Raymond Wolfe Cardinal Gerhard Müller excoriated the LGBT movement in recent remarks, describing transgender ideology as self-mutilation of mind, soul, and body that supporters have given a “totalitarian position” in society at the expense of young people and religious and scientific freedom. Cardinal Gerhard Müller The German cardinal and former prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (previously the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) made the comments in a March 30 statement to German magazine Tichys Einblick. Cardinal Müller was responding to controversy over an episode of a German kids’ TV program that sparked parental outrage for glorifying “gender transitioning.” The episode, released ahead of so-called “Transgender ...
Aborted Babies Found in DC: Officials Silent on Investigation
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Aborted Babies Found in DC: Officials Silent on Investigation

From National Catholic Register by Katie Yoder Anti-abortion activists claim the driver of a medical waste disposal truck gave them a box outside an abortion facility March 25 that contained the remains of 115 aborted babies, but the driver’s employer denies the exchange ever happened. Washington Surgi-Clinic on F St. NW in Washington, D.C. on April 7, 2022 (photo: Katie Yoder/CNA / EWTN) Could surveillance footage show who’s right? “My understanding is that there is a camera right out in the front,” one of the activists, Terrisa Bukovinac of Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) told CNA Thursday, referring to the Washington Surgi-Clinic, the abortion facility on F St. NW in Washington, D.C., where the box allegedly changed hands. “So if someone is able to retrieve...
The Battle Between Tradition Versus Relativism: ‘In Black And White’ By Archbishop Aguer
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The Battle Between Tradition Versus Relativism: ‘In Black And White’ By Archbishop Aguer

Published at InfoCatolica from Rorate Caeli by Peter Kwasniewski The title that heads this note does not refer to the cinema before the invention of technicolor, but to the astonishing criticism of current ecclesiastical officialdom that is directed against the members of the Church who love the great Catholic Tradition, and who recognize that homogeneity is what should characterize the development of ecclesial realities: dogma, liturgy, law, institutions. I have often quoted St. Vincent of Lerins and the formulas he coined in his Commonitory. Those realities can be expressed nove (in a new way), according to the cultural contexts of certain times and places; but in the deposit to be transmitted one cannot include nova, new things, novelties, which im...
Most Christian parents worried about kids’ spiritual health: poll
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Most Christian parents worried about kids’ spiritual health: poll

From The Christian Post by Ryan Foley An overwhelming majority of American parents are concerned about their children’s spiritual well-being, with concerns highest among practicing Christians, according to a poll released by Barna. On Wednesday, Barna released the results of a survey that asked 513 parents of children younger than 18 about their level of concern regarding their children’s spiritual development and their children’s relationships with their peers. Getty Images Conducted April 23 through May 5, 2021, the survey asked parents “how concerned are you about your child/children’s spiritual development?” A majority of respondents (73%) indicated that they were either “somewhat” or “very” concerned with their children's spiritual development. Conversely, on...
Sisters of Life launch free series on new approach to pro-life ministry
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Sisters of Life launch free series on new approach to pro-life ministry

From Aletia by J-P Mauro The Sisters of Life are introducing a new approach to pro-life ministry that’s doing away with political labels and slogans in favor of authentic relationships, genuine dialogue, and intentional accompaniment. Called Into Life: Love Changes Everything, this formation series familiarizes participants with new ideas for building a culture of life and solidarity, grounded in the Catholic faith. The whole program is completely free and comes with a series of 12 videos, a workbook, and pastoral resources. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo-uajf7kGA INTO LIFE: Love Changes Everything Promo 1 Sisters of Life The Sisters of Life are a Catholic religious community that was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor. With a commitment to the protection of h...
Pope Francis consecrates Russia, Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary
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Pope Francis consecrates Russia, Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

From Crux By Inés San Martín ROME — Pope Francis said only God can eliminate the evil of “the vicious war” against Ukraine during a ceremony where he consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. “In these days, news reports and scenes of death continue to enter our homes, even as bombs are destroying the homes of many of our defenseless Ukrainian brothers and sisters,” the pope said Friday. “The vicious war that has overtaken so many people, and caused suffering to all, has made each of us fearful and anxious. We sense our helplessness and our inadequacy.” Yet, at a time when the world needs to be told “do not be afraid,” much like the Angel of God told Mary, he said, “human reassurance is not enough.” Pope Francis uses incense as he venerates a Marian ...
Cardinal Pell calls for Vatican reprimand over sexuality remarks
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Cardinal Pell calls for Vatican reprimand over sexuality remarks

From Crux By Nicole Winfield ROME — Cardinal George Pell has called for the Vatican’s doctrine office to intervene and reprimand two leading European Catholic churchmen who called for changes in Catholic teaching on sexuality and homosexuality. Pell, who was convicted and then acquitted of sex abuse charges in his native Australia, said he understood the secular pressures in Germany were forcing debate about homosexuality and other hot-button issues in the church. But in an interview with KTV, the German Catholic television agency, Pell said the church cannot follow “the changing dictats of contemporary secular culture” and must stay true to its faith. Australian Cardinal George Pell Pell was referring to recent comments about sexuality by Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich o...
Cdl. Müller endorses Cdl. Pell’s call for Vatican to reprimand ‘open heresy’ of German bishops
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Cdl. Müller endorses Cdl. Pell’s call for Vatican to reprimand ‘open heresy’ of German bishops

Mon Mar 21, 2022 - 1:29 pm EDT From LifeSiteNews by LifeSiteNews Cardinal Gerhard Müller has endorsed Cardinal George Pell’s recent call upon the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to “reprimand” the German bishops for their “rejection of the Catholic Church’s teaching on sexual ethics.” “Cardinal Pell,” the German cardinal wrote, “is fully justified in reminding the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of its responsibility to safeguard the truth of the faith and the unity of the Church of Christ in the authority of the Successor of Peter against the open heresy of German Synodalism.” Cardinal Gerhard Muller in November 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Cardinal Müller gave LifeSiteNews a statement (full text below) that he had previously shared with the ...
Praedicate evangelium: Things you might have missed in the new Vatican constitution 
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Praedicate evangelium: Things you might have missed in the new Vatican constitution 

From CNA By Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, Mar 21, 2022 / 06:00 am The new Vatican constitution unveiled by Pope Francis on Saturday is, at first sight, a pastoral turning point. There are many indications of this. There is the title of the document itself: Praedicate evangelium (“Preach the Gospel”), which emphasizes that the reform is geared toward evangelization. The pope becomes the prefect of the new Dicastery for Evangelization, now the first dicastery of the Curia. The document also highlights the role of local bishops’ conferences, mentioning them 52 times. By contrast, the 1988 document Pastor bonus, the previous Vatican constitution, mentioned them just twice. Yet this reform goes beyond the theme of evangelization. ...