Marie Collins accuses the Vatican doctrinal chief of ignoring the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
Pope Francis commissioned a study into the role of women deacons
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s letter to bishops around the world has been published
The German cardinal refused to confirm or deny whether he signed a letter allegedly sent to Pope Francis criticising new synod procedures
Well, Pope Francis, as Cardinal Burke implored, has now firmly upheld the depositum fidei: but has he let loose forces he can’t control?
But why is Cardinal Burke himself, the hero of the synod, being eased out? And what are these disquieting rumours about Cardinal Müller?
We need to start by praying, especially for those with whom we disagree
Don’t worry about Cardinal Kasper’s flaky ideas on Holy Communion for the remarried: the Synod will come and go, and Pope Francis will still back Cardinal Müller
He really does believe that we cannot, in his words, use Church doctrine ‘as we please’
The impoverishment of the Church’s liturgical culture is a major problem for the remarried. If they can’t receive Communion, what is left for them to be part of?
When everyone else automatically, even unthinkingly, receives Holy Communion, those who can’t feel isolated from the community of the Church
What will the synod on the family decide about Holy Communion for remarried divorcees wrongly denied an annulment? As Pope Benedict says ‘mistakes occur’
What we need is an intelligent application of the science of casuistry: after all, we have a Jesuit Pope: Jesuits are supposed to be good at it