Dubia Cardinals: Amazon Synod an Unprecedented Threat to Church

Cardinals Burke, Brandmüller warn of 'apostasy from the Catholic faith' VATICAN CITY ( - Cardinals Walter Brandmüller and Raymond Burke are sounding the alarm over the Amazon Synod, characterizing it as an unprecedented threat to the Church. In separate Aug. 28 letters to the College of Cardinals, the dubia authors warned brother bishops to guard against attempts to overthrow Church teaching. Cardinal Brandmüller noted that the Instrumentum laboris — the synod's working document — is rife with heterodoxy: "Some points ... seem not only in dissonance with respect to the authentic teaching of the Church, but even contrary to it," he said. "The nebulous formulations of the In

Heresy: Jesuit Priest Blames Catholic Theology for Lack of Faith

Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese: 'Mass is not about adoring Jesus' After a survey found that few U.S. Catholics believe in the Real Presence, a Jesuit priest says the Church's own theology is to blame. Father Thomas Reese said in an Aug. 19 opinion piece, "The Mass is not about adoring Jesus or even praying to Jesus." "Ultimately, the Mass is more about us becoming the body of Christ than it is about the bread becoming the body of Christ." Father Reese's article was a response to recent survey results showing that only one-third of self-identified Catholics believe that the bread and wine at Mass truly change into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. It was followed up by the U.S. bishops a

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