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  • Conservative critics call on bishops to censure Pope Francis for heresy

    Conservative critics call on bishops to censure Pope Francis for heresy

    A new open letter from conservative critics of Pope Francis has accused the pontiff of committing heresy and called on the world’s bishops to censure him and – if necessary – declare that he is no longer pope.

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  • After initial bang, why’s the ‘filial correction’ now seem a whimper?

    After initial bang, why’s the ‘filial correction’ now seem a whimper?

    Nearly six weeks ago, a 25-page letter, signed by 62 theologians and clergy, accused Pope Francis of promoting heresy in ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ his 2016 document on the family. In a statement, the organizers called this ‘filial correction’ an epoch-making act, and it made a huge splash in the press. Why, then, haven’t more of the pope’s critics added their name to it?

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  • Ex-bishops’ doctrine chief says darkness coming to light under Francis

    Ex-bishops’ doctrine chief says darkness coming to light under Francis

    Capuchin Father Thomas Weinandy, a former chief of staff for the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine and a current member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission, has written Pope Francis to say the pontiff is causing “chronic confusion,” appointing bishops who “scandalize” the faithful, and prompting ordinary Catholics to “lose confidence in their supreme shepherd.”

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  • Pope’s deputy urges dialogue after Francis accused of heresy

    Pope’s deputy urges dialogue after Francis accused of heresy

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Thursday that those who don’t agree with the pope are free to express themselves, “but on these things one must reason and find ways to understand one another.” His remarks were in response to a so-called “filial correction,” prepared by a few dozen traditionalist academics and clergy, accusing Pope Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral life and the sacraments with his 2016 document ‘Amoris Laetitia.’

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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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