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Full text of Cardinal Mueller's analysis on the working document of the Amazon synod

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Vatican City, Jul 16, 2019 / 09:19 am (CNA).- Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, who was prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012 and 2017, presented an analysis with a series of objections and criticisms of the Instrumentum Laboris, or working document, of the Synod on the Amazon, to be held in Rome in October. The following is the full text of Cardinal Mueller's analysis: “For any other foundation no man can lay, but that which is laid; which is Christ Jesus.” (1 Cor 3:11) On the Concept of Revelation as presented in the Instrumentum Laboris for the Amazon Synod Cardinal Gerhard Mueller 1. On the method of the In

Parish Priest Confronted: Liturgy of the Word & Distribution of the Holy Eucharist by Layman wit

ATLANTA - On Thursday, I posted an article about the 12:30pm weekday mass that I observed at St. Anna's Catholic Church in Monroe, GA, where the parish priest and deacon were absent and a layman led the congregation through the Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Holy Communion. Despite my views on the material heresy of the Novus Ordo, lack of reverence of modern priests and laity, primacy of traditional apostolic liturgy, and the unique privileges of the ordained, I wanted to dig deeper and illustrate how my observation not only violated my before-mentioned views, but also the current guidelines from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacrament and the United

Heresy: Layman Leads Catholic Mass in Novus Ordo

ATLANTA - The level of reverence for the Mass and the Holy Eucharist has reached a new low in the Novus Ordo. After failing to contact the parish priest and local deacons, a layman of St. Anna's Catholic Church in Monroe, GA led the congregation for the parish's 12:30pm weekday mass. Recently, I started to dedicate some of my lunch time from work to praying the Holy Rosary at St. Anna's. I was disappointed to find the front doors to the church and offices locked; however, I noticed a woman, wearing a chapel veil, walking toward the rear chapel for daily mass. I was impressed to find a Catholic woman, in the middle of Georgia, wearing a chapel veil and attending a Novus Ordo parish. I decided

What Putin wants from the Pope

President Vladimir Putin visits Pope Francis in November 2013 (Getty) Russian President Vladimir Putin must have been nervous. Pope Francis’s foreign policy has been agreeable to Moscow. But ominous clouds were on the horizon. In May, the Vatican announced a meeting for July 5-6 in Rome for the leadership of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), the largest of the Eastern Catholic Churches. The head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the synod council which governs the Church and the UGCC metropolitan archbishops were invited to meet with Pope Francis and the senior members of the Roman Curia. The official reason was to support the UGCC “in the delicate situation in which

Pope Francis gives away relics of St. Peter to Schismatic Orthodox patriarch

Pope Francis holds reliquary containing bone fragments of St. Peter during chanting of the Creed, concluding Mass for the Year of Faith, Nov. 24, 2013 ROME, July 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In an unexpected and what some in Rome are viewing as an ominous gesture, Pope Francis has given away relics of St. Peter the Apostle to an Orthodox patriarch. Following a solemn Mass on June 29, the liturgical feast of the Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul, the Pope gave a delegation representing Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople a bronze reliquary containing nine bone fragments of the first Pope. The Orthodox Church, while having a valid priesthood and sacraments, is not in full commun

Newman to be canonised on October 13

Cardinal John Henry Newman Pope Francis has formally approved the canonisation, along with four others Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised on Sunday, October 13, the Vatican has announced. At a Consistory of cardinals on Monday, Pope Francis formally approved Newman’s canonisation along with that of Sister Mariam Thresia of India, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family, and three others. In February, the Pope signed a decree recognising a second miracle attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman, the inexplicable healing of a woman with a “life-threatening pregnancy”. Blessed John Henry Newman was one of the most prominent converts to Catholicism from Anglicanism

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