- Sep 30, 2020
On Thursday, the Vatican’s doctrinal office approved hysterectomies in cases in which a woman’s uterus is no longer capable of procreation.
The Vatican has invoked diplomatic immunity in refusing to deliver a French court summons to the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, in a case against a French cardinal.
MUNICH, Germany — Several German bishops have reacted with surprise, consternation and criticism to the Vatican’s rejection of a proposal to allow Protestants married to Catholics to receive the Eucharist in certain circumstances. One prominent cardinal has said he is “furious” with how the Communion debate is playing out. In a
When he was named secretary of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation, Cardinal-designate Luis F. Ladaria Ferrer marveled at being unexpectedly thrust into the limelight.
Pope Francis has asked the Catholic bishops’ conference of Germany not to publish nationwide guidelines for allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass, but to continue having diocesan bishops judge specific situations.
The Vatican’s top doctrinal official said that St. Pope John Paul II’s teaching on the all-male priesthood can’t be walked back.