Posts Tagged ‘Holy Communion’

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

Monday, July 16th, 2018

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

Tablet survey shows divorced and remarried taking Communion Comments 0

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

One third of divorced and remarried Catholics, who have not had their first marriage annulled, receive Communion, according to a Tablet survey. More than 4300 people from around the world completed a questionnaire on between 3 and 14 October about what they’d like to see from the synod on the family. Nearly 85 per Read more

Francis puts disputed paragraphs into final synod document Comments 1

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The final report from the synod on the family has narrowed down aspects of a “welcoming” preliminary report, especially concerning gay people. The preliminary report, issued half way through the synod, asked if the Church community was welcoming to gay people. It noted that gay people have “gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian Read more

Cardinal Kasper says Africa shouldn’t instruct on gay issues Comments 0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

German Cardinal Walter Kasper has said that African prelates should not tell the rest of the Church what to do about homosexual people. In an interview with Zenit on October 15, after the evening working groups’ discussions at the synod on the family, Cardinal Kasper said homosexuality is a taboo subject in Africa. “Africa is Read more