Cardinal Cupich has been holding seminars on implementing Amoris Laetitia. These “New Momentum Conferences” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” I wonder whether these seminars will include anything for reluctantly divorced persons. No one else seems to be doing anything for abandoned spouses. Perhaps Cardinal Cupich and his friends will step up to the plate. The public, including many… Continue reading Will Cupich “Accompany” Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?
I see where Cardinal Cupich is planning a series of seminars on Amoris Laetitia. According to a letter obtained by the Catholic News Agency, the “New Momentum Conferences on Amoris Laetitia,” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” As someone who has listened to many victims of the Sexual Revolution, I am eager to learn about the “pastoral practice” these seminars will… Continue reading Invite the Children of Divorce to the Amoris Laetitia Seminars
There: I said it. The Pope is incorrect. Faithful Catholics have agonized over how to deal with Pope Francis. We want to be true to the teachings of Jesus Christ, whom we love, and His Church, which we also love. Yet one of the teachings of that Church is that the Pope is infallible when… Continue reading The Pope is Incorrect.
The Amoris Laetitia crisis in the Catholic Church has many facets and unanswered questions. One question is: why are so few bishops and cardinals asking for clarification of the ambiguities in the document? Why are so few coming to the defense of the plain teaching of Jesus? Over at Rorate Caeli, John R. T. Lamont,… Continue reading The Tyranny of Lawlessness
Jesus made His position on divorce very clear: One to a customer for life. (Slight paraphrase.) Seriously. His apostles were quite frankly, freaked out. He doubled down, and started talking to them about celibacy. Seriously. Look it up in Matthew 19. With the benefit of 2000 years of hindsight, we can see the wisdom of… Continue reading Jesus was right, and we can prove it.
Crux has a case study, creating a compelling story in which a pastor might permit a divorced and civilly remarried Catholic to recieve communion. I have only one thing to say about this case study. The priest should encourage the woman to pursue an annulment. According to the scenario: She wanted to pursue getting an… Continue reading “A Case Study in Communion for the Divorced/Remarried”
In yesterday’s post, I noted that Austen Ivereigh’s defense of Amoris Laetitia laid out a detailed proposal for how a person in an irregular marital situation might be allowed to receive communion. What Amoris says is that a pastor approved by his bishop should arrange for, in effect, a long retreat involving an examination of conscience,… Continue reading The injustice of judging your own case