Mercy and the theology of Cardinal Kasper

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The lead-up to the synod has been dominated by the theme of ‘mercy’ and especially by consideration of how that might apply to the situation of the divorced and ‘remarried’. It is on the grounds of showing mercy that the admission of the divorced and ‘remarried’ to Holy Communion …

What does the Bible teach about marriage?

The Instrumentum Laboris, which is intended to guide the deliberations of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, begins with a discussion of the ‘biblical teaching on the family.’ In that context, and in the light of the radical proposals being made by influential figures such as Cardinal Kasper, with …

Parents are the primary educators of their children

Introduction

The Church has consistently taught that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children. They have the right and duty, given by God, to educate their children in such a way as to best ensure their healthy physical, psychological, intellectual and spiritual development. They have a …

Archbishop Fisichella promotes false understanding of conscience once again

By John Smeaton (originally posted on his blog)

Once again, Archbishop Salvatore ‘Rino’ Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, employs a false understanding of conscience to justify a position which is contrary to Catholic teaching.

I have written previously about the archbishop’s article in …