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  • Cardinal who led reform of Legionaries, Regnum Christi dead at 81

    Cardinal who led reform of Legionaries, Regnum Christi dead at 81

    • Sep 12, 2017

    Italian Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, who oversaw a Vatican-sponsored reform of the Legion of Christ and its lay branch, Regnum Christi, in the wake of sexual abuse scandals surrounding their founder, the late Mexican Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, died over the weekend, just days short of his 82nd birthday.

  • 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.’

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