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Cardinal Müller: Magisterium is not supposed to lead faithful ‘into confusion’

March 6, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Müller: Magisterium is not supposed to lead faithful ‘into confusion’

March 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Formulating pastoral practices based on “individual cases” is a “rhetorical trick” that undermines the unity of the faith, said Cardinal Gerhard Müller in an interview published last week in German and translated into English by LifeSiteNews. “That is why papal and episcopal statements on the reception of the Sacraments have to be prepared in such a clear manner that they serve the s

Irish gov’t minister warns Church to ‘celebrate’ homosexuality at World Meeting of Families

March 5, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Irish gov’t minister warns Church to ‘celebrate’ homosexuality at World Meeting of Families

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Irish government official has warned the country’s Catholic Church that homosexual partners should be “celebrated and not excluded” from the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Dublin later this year. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone said she hopes the event “will not be used as a platform for remarks which exclude, isolate or hurt any family,” and that “the event organized by the

Washington archdiocese issues Amoris Laetitia marriage plan

March 4, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Washington archdiocese issues Amoris Laetitia marriage plan

Washington D.C., Mar 3, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Washington has released a pastoral plan aiming to implement Amoris Laetitiawithin the archdiocese. Amoris Laetitia is the post-synodal apostolic exhortation published by Pope Francis in April of 2016 following two episcopal synods on the family. The Archdiocesan pastoral plan focuses primarily on encouraging marriages are open to life; the ministry of accompaniment; building welcoming parish communities; and combating challenges posed by m

Pope institutes new celebration of Mary, Mother of Church

March 3, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Pope institutes new celebration of Mary, Mother of Church

Pope Francis has decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar. The liturgical celebration, B. Mariæ Virginis, Ecclesiæ Matris, will be celebrated annually as a Memorial on the day after Pentecost. In a decree released on Saturday by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Robert Sarah, its Prefect, said the Pope’s decision took account of the tradition surrounding the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Church.

Orthodox Catholic author warns on EWTN Pope Francis has deliberately created confusion

March 3, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Orthodox Catholic author warns on EWTN Pope Francis has deliberately created confusion

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has deliberately created confusion to allow for Catholic teaching to be circumvented, a longtime Catholic commentator has said, and Francis’ inner circle contains people more radical in their beliefs than him. Further, five years into Francis’ papacy, the mandate the pope was given to reform the Curia and Vatican finances has not been satisfied, Catholic World News Editor Philip Lawler said, because it’s not high o

Vatican Reaffirms Teaching on Salvation

March 2, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Vatican Reaffirms Teaching on Salvation

Editors Note: The Wanderer will have more coverage on this next week. (Source Vatican Website) CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH Letter Placuit Deo To the Bishops of the Catholic Church On Certain Aspects of Christian Salvation I. Introduction 1. “In His goodness and wisdom God chose to reveal Himself and to make known to us the hidden purpose of His will (cf. Eph 1:9) by which through Christ, the Word made flesh, man might in the Holy Spirit have access to the Father and come to share in the divine nature (cf. Eph 2:18; 2 Pt 1:4). The deepest truth about God and the salvation of man shines out for our sake in Christ, who is both the mediator…Continue Reading

Cardinal Müller criticizes German bishops’ plan opening Communion to Protestant spouses

March 1, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Müller criticizes German bishops’ plan opening Communion to Protestant spouses
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February 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller is opposing the German bishops’ decision to open Communion to the Protestant spouses of Catholics in some cases. In a new interview to be published Thursday in the Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says the German bishops are misusing canon law to support their decision. The German bishops’ website Katholisch.de i

Bishop Doerfler: “Every follower of Jesus has a role to play in evangelization”

February 27, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Bishop Doerfler: “Every follower of Jesus has a role to play in evangelization”
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Bishop John Doerfler, 53, is the 13th bishop of the Diocese of Marquette. He grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, about 30 miles south of Green Bay. He was active in youth ministry as a teen, and entered seminary as a college freshman. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay in 1991. He served as a parish priest for four years before earning a licentiate in canon law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He also earned a licentiate and doctorate in sacred theology from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family. He held a variety of positions in Green Bay, inclu

Appeals court: Homosexuality is a protected class like race and sex

February 27, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Appeals court: Homosexuality is a protected class like race and sex

NEW YORK, February 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a law prohibiting discrimination based on one’s sex also applies to “sexual orientation.” The case, Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., was over whether homosexuality is a protected class under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it is, going against the Trump administration’s plain reading of the law. “We see no principled basis for recognizing a violation of Title VII for associational discrimination based on race but not on sex,” Chi

FEATURE: Card. Parolin to Zenit: Enough Indifference Toward Those Suffering for Their Faith!

February 26, 2018 breaking Comments Off on FEATURE: Card. Parolin to Zenit: Enough Indifference Toward Those Suffering for Their Faith!

“There are millions of people in the world who are suffering for their faith, and we pretend as though it were nothing,” the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, denounced to Zenit on Saturday, February 24, in front of the Colosseum illuminated in red. Even if historians cannot definitively say whether the most famous monument had Christians martyred there, the effect of those mighty walls all dyed red, the color of the blood of the martyrs, yesterday and today, was evocative. “A very touching event, because it moved us with situati