Posts Tagged ‘Holy Communion’

Communion denial of married lesbian judge called “very violent” Comments 0

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

A priest in the United States has barred a life long parishoner and married lesbian from receiving Holy Communion. Fr Scott Nolan recently informed Kent County District Court Judge Sara Smolenski she should not receive communion at his church. The Diocese of Grand Rapids said it supports the decision. “No community of faith can sustain the Read more

Biden wishes communion denial had not become media event Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

US Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says a priest’s decision to deny him communion because of his views on abortion is “private matter”. He says he wishes the priest (Robert Morey) hadn’t taken the issue to the press. Biden, who is a life-long Catholic, says Morey’s move to inform the press is “not a position Read more

Priest denies communion to former US vice president Joe Biden Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Former US vice president Joe Biden was refused holy communion at Mass last Sunday. Biden, who is a presidential candidate, is refusing to confirm the reports, saying the incident is part of his “personal life.” The priest who refused to give Biden the sacrament, says based his decision on Biden’s support for legal abortion. “Sadly, Read more

German Catholics’ confusing attempt to allow Communion for Protestants Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018
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If you’re a Protestant married to a Catholic in Germany, you might be able to receive Communion along with your spouse in the Catholic Church. Then again, you may not be welcome to do so, or you could find yourself simply unsure. This confusing situation, created by a proposed change to the tradition that the Read more

Cardinal Sarah: Receiving Communion in the hand part of a “diabolical attack” on the faith Comments 0

Monday, February 26th, 2018
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Cardinal Sarah, the Vatican’s most senior liturgy official who has in the past been reprimanded by Pope Francis for his views on liturgy, is raising eyebrows again after expressing his opposition to the widely accepted practice of receiving Communion in the hand. In an introduction to a new book about Communion practices, the cardinal writes, Read more

Eumenical Mass: Nonsense – pure fake news Comments 0

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The fake news brigade has been at it again. This time, it is falsely claiming the Vatican is creating an “ecumenical Mass”. Archbishop Arthur Roche, who is the number two official at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, says reports of a joint Mass were “utterly false”. Greg Burke, Director Read more

The everywhere of Jesus Comments 0

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Some of the people who convert to Catholicism, come from other Christian traditions.  Others are simply hi-jacked by God. I’m privileged to share a story of the latter kind, the experience of a young woman who had never had any interest in religion. Her passion was architecture, and she was in Rome with a camera, Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict’s vow of silence broken Comments 1

Friday, November 21st, 2014

In modifying a 1972 essay on divorced and remarried Catholics, Pope Emeritus Benedict may be breaking his retirement vow to not the play an active role in Church affairs. In 1972, Fr Joseph Ratzinger originally wrote that marriage was indissoluble in the eyes of the Church, but if a “second marriage has proven to have Read more

UK cardinal sees progress for divorced and remarried Comments 0

Friday, October 24th, 2014

An English cardinal says that during the synod on the family, he developed his thinking on ways towards Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried. Cardinal Vincent Nichols said he had developed his understanding of how the divorced and remarried could undergo a penitential path. This in turn could lead them being re-admitted to the Read more

At synod, German cardinal says Church doctrine can change Comments 2

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

A senior German cardinal has emphasised that Church doctrine can change over time. Speaking at a press briefing last Friday, before the synod on the family delivered its final report, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said the Church’s doctrine can develop. “Saying that the doctrine will never change is a restrictive view of things,” Cardinal Marx said. Read more