- Dec 10, 2019
Speaking to a Spanish news outlet, the head of the Vatican’s main working court said that four cardinals who accused Pope Francis of creating confusion with his document on the family “Amoris Laetitia” are guilty of causing “very grave scandal” and the pope could take away their red hats.
If we’re to look at today’s debate in the Church over Pope Francis’s document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in purely political terms, a curious fact emerges: Both conservatives and liberals in the argument seem to be embracing a strategy not necessarily most conducive to their success.
Faced with criticism of one of his initiatives or decisions, the pontiff often responds by attempting to diagnose the psychology that leads people to express those negative opinions. The latest example of that approach came on Friday in a new interview with the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire.
For more than two years, Catholicism has been gripped by lively debate over what the implications of opening up Communion to at least some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics might be. Maybe what Francis wants now is some R&D to find out what actually happens.
An American cardinal in Rome and a Texas border bishop have very different views of the election of Donald Trump — especially on immigration.
A traditionalist group of priests originally founded in Africa and with its US headquarters in Chicago has been entrusted with operating a new Catholic parish at an historic downtown church in Detroit by Archbishop Allen Vigneron.