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  • Forget ‘Left v. Right’ — look for ‘bright’ and ‘Catholic,’ cardinal says

    Forget ‘Left v. Right’ — look for ‘bright’ and ‘Catholic,’ cardinal says

    Early in his career, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, was seen as a conservative protégé of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, while today he’s mostly viewed as a progressive ally of Pope Francis. Rather than any fundamental shift in himself or the Church, Schönborn says, what that illustrates is the inadequacy of the categories of ‘left v. right’ to begin with.

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  • Key papal ally says ‘Amoris’ means tougher line on divorce in the West

    Key papal ally says ‘Amoris’ means tougher line on divorce in the West

    Although some critics of Pope Francis worry that the cautious opening to Communion for divorced and civilly remarried believers in his document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ signals a more permissive stance on the breakdown of marriage, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn says that if the document is taken seriously, its call to discernment in the West will actually counteract an overly “lax” tendency.

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  • Opus Dei leaders describe warm relationship with Pope Francis

    Opus Dei leaders describe warm relationship with Pope Francis

    The new leader of Opus Dei, Spanish Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, and another top Opus Dei official met the press on Monday. Among other things, they described the surprisingly warm personal relationship between Pope Francis and Opus Dei, despite perceptions that the group is “conservative” and Francis “progressive.”

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