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  • US cardinal, critic of pope, still waiting for answers

    US cardinal, critic of pope, still waiting for answers

    One of Pope Francis’s leading critics said Thursday he was “deeply shaken” by accusations of a sex abuse cover-up against the pontiff and wants an investigation, but is still pressing Francis to respond to an earlier set of questions about his views on marriage.

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  • On contraception, church must continue to defend life, cardinal says

    On contraception, church must continue to defend life, cardinal says

    German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, former president of the Pontifical Commission for Historical Sciences, and one of four cardinals who formally asked Pope Francis to clarify his teaching on Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, said Blessed Pope Paul VI’s ‘Humanae Vitae’ proves that ultimately, it is the Holy Spirit that “ensures that the faith of the church develops in the course of time” while remaining faithful to Christ’s teachings.

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  • Retired Texas bishop signs “filial correction” of Pope Francis

    Retired Texas bishop signs “filial correction” of Pope Francis

    A nonagenarian retired Texas bishop has added his name to a “filial correction” of Pope Francis submitted to the pontiff last month. The signatories have accused the pope of promoting heretical propositions in ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ his document on marriage. Bishop René Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, says if Francis doesn’t respond to the petition, he would like to see the pope resign.

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