Cardinal Kasper denies making controversial comments about African bishops: reporter publishes audio


by John-Henry Westen (originally published on

After the publication of an interview with Zenit News yesterday in which Cardinal Walter Kasper made remarks widely interpreted as disparaging the contributions of African bishops at the Synod on the issue of homosexuality, the cardinal has now denied making …

Cardinal Müller has condemned Synod mid-way report, claims Italian newspaper


Rorate Caeli, the widely-read Catholic blog, last night blogged about a report in La Repubblica, the Italian newspaper, that Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has condemned the Synod mid-way report, or relatio post disceptationem. La Repubblica

Cardinal Burke’s strong call to Pope to break Synod silence welcomed by Voice of the Family


ROME, 14 October 2014: A growing coalition of pro-family organisations has welcomed Cardinal Raymond Burke’s strong call to Pope Francis to break his silence on Catholic teaching on the family during the Extraordinary Synod in Rome.

Cardinal Burke issued the call in an interview with Catholic World Report. …

Pro-family Catholics reject Synod mid-way report, calling it ‘a betrayal’


ROME, 13 October 2014: An international coalition of pro-family groups has rejected the mid-way report of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, calling it “a betrayal”.

Voice of the Family responded to the report (relatio post disceptationem), published this morning and presented by Cardinal Péter Erdő …

The Synod must proclaim the beauty and truth about marriage: attempting to bend the rules is not true compassion or mercy

During the daily Holy See Synod press conference on October 8th Fr. Rosica explained what he believed to be “one of the salient interventions” of the day, noting that according to the presenter, “language such as ‘living in sin’, ‘intrinsically disordered’, or ‘contraceptive mentality’ are not necessarily words that …

Why we are worried

Gold-Wedding-Rings-1920x1200Apart from the bevy of Cardinals and Synod Fathers saying very questionable things about communion for “remarried” Catholics in public, there are concerning reports coming from inside the Synod, as well. While the presentations of the couples at the Synod are being revealed in full, the interventions of the …