Famed Catholic historian refutes argument that priestly celibacy is merely church discipline

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The Remnant – The Synod on the Amazon had among its main goals the abolition of ecclesiastical celibacy. The road, indeed the highway, is now paved. Pope Francis will define it in his Post-Synodal Exhortation, which is foreseen to be issued before the end of 2019. In the concluding document of the Synod, the paragraph

A Pope With the “Myth” of the People

The following text is the talk that Sandro Magister gave at the study conference held on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 in Anagni, in the Sala della Ragione, at the initiative of the Fondazione Magna Carta, on the theme: “To Cesar and to God. Church and politics in the pontificates of John Paul

There Is No Synodality Without Fidelity to Doctrine

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Pope Francis’ announcement of an upcoming synod dedicated to synodality cannot but worry. Despite earlier proclamations, these last synods have been a bad example of synodality. Above all, there can be no synodality without fidelity to tradition and a conscious adhesion to doctrine, as the Church has always taught. Synodality is the problem, not the

German Bishop: Amazon Synod’s Proposals Have ‘Great Importance’ for Us

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode told the Register that the recent synod’s push for married priests and women deacons ‘complies with our reflections’ for the German Church’s upcoming ‘Synodal Path.’ . The vote at the Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon Region last month to propose ordaining married men — the so-called viri probati — and to

The Indians, a Privileged Class

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Undoing the slanders against the colonization of the Americas In the overseas kingdoms, all are full-fledged citizens This common Catholic mentality meant that the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal did not look upon new possessions as mere colonies or additions, but as parts of themselves: “The basic concept of the Spanish Empire is not what

Cardinal Burke: Pope would be leading a schism if he endorsed errors in Amazon Synod working doc

Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the Church’s most outspoken defenders of perennial Catholic teaching, suggested that Pope Francis could be leading a “schism” if he were to put his “stamp” of approval on the Amazon Synod’s controversial working document that has been criticized by top-ranking prelates, including Burke, as constituting apostasy, heresy, and “false teaching”.

Former vicar general of Rome: Ordaining married men in Amazon a ‘wrong choice’

Cardinal Camillo Ruini: “In the Amazon, and also in other parts of the world, there is a serious shortage of priests, and Christian communities often remain deprived of the Mass,” Ruini, who was Vicar General of Rome from 1991 to 2008, said in a Nov. 3 interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera. “It is

Cardinal Cañizares: “priestly ordination is for men only”

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera affirmed that the male priesthood is of the essence of the Catholic faith and that “no one in the Church can do anything but admit that priestly ordination is for men only.” In an opinion piece that appeared in the Spanish daily La Razón in September, Cardinal Cañizares, archbishop of Valencia,

Tribal Rites within Vatican Walls. Outside, People Pray, Bewildered

At the opening of the Synod in the Vatican gardens, embarrassing tribal rites for “Mother Earth” are celebrated under the eyes of the Pope. Meanwhile, the faithful outside, amid conferences, public prayers, and testimonies countering claims about the Amazon, wonder about what is going on. For many Catholics, the last few days of the past

John Paul II: The Old Missionaries are a bright and perennial example yesterday and today

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APOSTOLIC TRIP TO BRAZIL OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II OCTOBER 12-21, 1991 ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES OF BRAZIL Cuiaba, October 16, 1991 From the two last paragraphs of number 4:   These missionaries – Franciscans, Capuchins, Salesians, Jesuits, Dominicans, Carmelites, Benedictines, and many others –