- Aug 7, 2020
German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, widely seen as a key opponent of Pope Francis, has penned a rare essay openly criticizing the upcoming Syond of Bishops on the Amazon, saying the official preparatory document breaks with Catholic teaching.
In a series of letters leaked to the press, retired Pope Benedict XVI chastised a German cardinal for criticizing his decision to resign from the papacy, saying an understandable pain as a result of the move has turned into “anger” against him, and has devalued his papacy.
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.
The newly elected head of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference discusses the looming trial of Cardinal George Pell, ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ and more.
Conservative columnist Ross Douthat discusses his thoughts on the recent happenings with Pope Francis and his critics in an interview with Crux.
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.