Posts Tagged ‘Dubia’

The looming conclave, Catholic populists and the “dubia”

Monday, July 26th, 2021
looming conclave

Pope Francis has significantly changed the composition of the electoral college, even by adding to its number men from countries that had never before had a cardinal. This reflects his push to de-Europeanize the Church and the body that will eventually elect his successor. It is a very important institutional change. But the pope, who Read more

Conservative heavyweights meeting to shape Catholic Moment

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Next month a conference on the theme “This Catholic Moment” will be held at the Napa Institute, the so-called headquarters for the anti-Pope Francis resistance in the United States. John Meyer, the Executive Director of the Institute, says the conference will be an opportunity to discuss “Catholic renewal in a time of great crisis in Read more

Divorced, remarried Catholics may receive Communion says Pope

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Pope Francis has approved the Argentinian bishops’ interpretation of his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (Joy of Love). The bishops have published a document saying some divorced and remarried Catholics may receive Holy Communion. Francis  says the document “explains precisely the meaning of Chapter VIII of ‘Amoris Laetitia.’ There are no other interpretations.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Read more

Cardinal Burke’s “final plea” to Pope

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

In what he calls a “final plea”, Cardinal Raymond Burke has again gone public. He wants Pope Francis to clarify his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Burke was one of four cardinals who wrote to Francis last year questioning aspects of Amoris Laetitia. The questions, called dubia, led to the four cardinals being called “the dubia Read more

Burke is back – Pope reappoints dubia cardinal

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Pope Francis has reappointed Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court. Burke had earlier served as a prefect of the court for six years. It is nearly three years since Francis removed him. Over that time Francis has removed or failed to reappoint Burke as a member of the Vatican’s Read more

Dubia answered – Pope indirectly responds to the four dubia cardinals

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Pope Francis may have indirectly answered the four “dubia” cardinals who challenged him last year over Amoris Laetitia, his 2016 teaching on family life. In a question and answer session with members of the Jesuit order in Colombia earlier this month, Francis referred to the dubia, saying: “I want to repeat clearly that the morality Read more

Conservatives attempt to correct Pope’s “heresy” using medieval means

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Some conservative Catholics say parts of Amoris Laetitia amount to heresy and have sent Pope Francis a medieval “filial correction”. Pope Francis published Amoris Laetitia last year after two synods on the Family. Sixty-two clergy, theologians, academics and a bishop from the Society of St.Pius X – a Catholic break-away cult – have written to him Read more

Twelve facts: Cardinal Burke’s papal correction plan

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Cardinal Raymond Burke, says it’s “necessary” to correct Pope Francis’s teachings in Amoris Laetitia on marriage and the family. Since Francis has not answered the five questions, Burke and three other cardinals put to him last June, he has developed plan to correct Francis’s teachings. “It seems to me that the essence of the correction Read more

A dubia cardinal, Joachim Meisner, dies

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, the archbishop emeritus of Cologne and strong defender of the Church’s doctrine and orthodoxy has died. He was 83. Meisner, and cardinals Walter Brandmüller, Carlo Caffarra and Raymond Burke are called the “dubia cardinals” because of a series of five questions (dubia) they put to Francis last September. They asked him to Read more

Pope Francis not having traditional meeting cardinals

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Pope Francis won’t be convening the traditional pre-consistory meeting before creating five new cardinals tomorrow. The Vatican says the consistory will have a courtesy meeting today and Mass will be celebrated tomorrow, which is the Solemnity of the Saints Apostles Peter and Paul. At this time Francis will impose the Pallia on the new cardinals. Read more