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  • Cardinal Carlo Caffara and the perennial genius of Catholicism

    Cardinal Carlo Caffara and the perennial genius of Catholicism

    • Sep 7, 2017

    Although some accounts have framed the Sept. 6 death of Italian Cardinal Carlo Caffarra almost entirely in terms of his final act as one of the “dubia cardinals” challenging Pope Francis’s document “Amoris Laetita,” he was a much bigger figure than that, and he illustrated Catholicism’s perennial genius for embracing strong and divergent views on important questions all at once.

  • Cardinal Caffarra, outspoken defender of marriage, family, dead at 79

    Cardinal Caffarra, outspoken defender of marriage, family, dead at 79

    • Sep 6, 2017

    Italian Cardinal Carlo Caffarra has died at the age of 79. He was one of the four ‘dubia cardinals’ who asked Pope Francis to clarify his position on communion for the divorced-and-remarried after the release of the his apostolic exortation ‘Amoris Laetitia.’

  • Papal confidante says ‘Amoris’ critics locked in ‘death-trap’ logic

    Papal confidante says ‘Amoris’ critics locked in ‘death-trap’ logic

    • Aug 21, 2017

    Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, rector of the Catholic University in Buenos Aires and sometimes described as the pope’s amanuensis, has issued a systematic defense of “Amoris Laetitia,” Francis’s controversial document on the family, saying its critics are locked in a “death-trap” logic and their approach risks “a betrayal of the heart of the Gospel.”

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