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The Synodal Church

November 1, 2018 World News Comments Off on The Synodal Church

Antonio Spadaro, SJ – Carlos Galli Forty years ago, Jesuit Father Arij Roest Crollius wrote: “What is so new about inculturation?”[1] His reflection was a milestone in the understanding of that word and in welcoming a concept at the heart of the theological-pastoral language of the Second Vatican Council. Today, we pose a similar question in light of the impulse that the term “synodality” is receiving from the magisterium of Pope Francis and from the recent document of the International Theological Commission (ITC), Synodality in the life and mission of the Church (SYN).[2] We also refer to the new apostolic constitution Episcopalis Communio. Are we facing a new c

National network of Catholic church leaders told to preserve all communications

October 27, 2018 World News Comments Off on National network of Catholic church leaders told to preserve all communications

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has asked the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to preserve all electronic and paper documents in case other federal prosecutors need to look into accusations of sexual assault against current and former church leaders, according to a report published Friday. The U.S. attorney’s office also asked for all documents belonging to affiliate archdioceses, dioceses, archeparchies, eparchies, and personal ordinariates, as well as confirmation from the conference that it will cooperate.

Cdl. Burke ‘strongly’ endorses new virtue education program for young people

October 27, 2018 World News Comments Off on Cdl. Burke ‘strongly’ endorses new virtue education program for young people

October 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the Church’s most outspoken defenders of life, marriage, and family, has “strongly” endorsed a new virtue education program for children. “Alive to the World” is a continuous, story-based virtues/values program. Much of it is based on the writings of  Saint John Paul II and Viktor Frankl. It uses a teaching method its inventors call “The Pedagogy of the Int

Pittsburgh wants to revoke Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship of kids event over Christian marriage views

October 25, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pittsburgh wants to revoke Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship of kids event over Christian marriage views

PITTSBURGH, October 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – America’s most successful Christian food chain may be driven out of a children’s community event in Pittsburgh over the owners’ Christian-based view of marriage and homosexuality, if the Pittsburgh City Council has its way. The Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon is a one-mile run slated for May 2019. The event is for children and their famil

Australian bishop touts women’s ordination: ‘transformation of priesthood’ is underway

October 25, 2018 World News Comments Off on Australian bishop touts women’s ordination: ‘transformation of priesthood’ is underway

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, October 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Australian bishop recently told priests that admitting women to the priesthood in the Church’s current state of affairs would be like pouring new wine into old wine skins, but that a “transformation of the priesthood” was underway. Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop of the Parramatta Diocese of Sydney, Australia gave an address in September to the New Zealand National Assembly of Diocesan Clergy about the current crises rocking the Church. Blaming the clerical abuse crisis on a faulty conception of the

Twitter locks LifeSite out of account for ‘hate’: fact-based post on rise in gay STDs

October 19, 2018 World News Comments Off on Twitter locks LifeSite out of account for ‘hate’: fact-based post on rise in gay STDs

October 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Twitter has just locked LifeSiteNews out of our Twitter account over an article we posted four years ago that provided expert analysis on the rise in sexually-transmitted diseases among homosexuals. The 2014 piece by Dr. Gerard M. Nadal, a molecular biologist and microbiologist who is also president and CEO of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, responds to media coverage of what was at the time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new annual report on STDs.

Ave Maria U president who criticized Cdl. Burke, Archbishop Viganò announces resignation

October 17, 2018 World News Comments Off on Ave Maria U president who criticized Cdl. Burke, Archbishop Viganò announces resignation

AVE MARIA, Florida, October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Just six weeks after he issued a statement criticizing Vatican whistleblower Archbishop Carlo Vigano, Ave Maria University (AMU) announced its president Jim Towey will step down in June 2020. Vigano’s 11-page testimony says that high-ranking prelates, including Pope Francis, covered up for and promoted sexual predator ex-cardinal Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. In addition t

‘Just glad we ruined Kavanaugh’s life’: Pro-abortion Left responds to Supreme Court defeat

October 9, 2018 World News Comments Off on ‘Just glad we ruined Kavanaugh’s life’: Pro-abortion Left responds to Supreme Court defeat

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Judge Brett Kavanaugh is now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the left-wing forces who pulled out all the stops to defeat him show no signs of cooling down anytime soon. The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh was privately sworn injust hours later.

Pope selects youth from pro-gay Vatican consultant’s media org to attend Synod

October 9, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pope selects youth from pro-gay Vatican consultant’s media org to attend Synod

October 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The four young people from Canada now at the Vatican synod on youth are all from Salt and Light Media. The Toronto-based media outlet is run by Basilian Fr. Thomas Rosica, who is also on the synod’s Information Commission, and part of the team handling daily press briefings during the three-week event that began Wednesday. Pope Francis named 34 young people to the synod

Youth Synod Archbishop apologizes to young Catholics for sex abuse, ‘unbeautiful liturgies’

October 6, 2018 World News Comments Off on Youth Synod Archbishop apologizes to young Catholics for sex abuse, ‘unbeautiful liturgies’

ROME, October 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Australia, has issued an extensive mea culpa at the Vatican Youth Synod for all the ways in which the hierarchy and members of the Church have failed young people — whether through the crime of sexual abuse, a lack of catechesis, or by denying young people the “Church’s treasury” of beautiful liturgy, Eucharistic adoration, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. “Today in your presence, Holy Father, an