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China has a remarkable capacity for seducing otherwise intelligent people. Mao's “Great Leap Forward”, a late-1950s experiment designed to make China an industrial power, was a colossal failure that caused millions to starve. Sensitive to mounting criticism, China organised carefully curated study tours ...
Duguay said that CCODP has partnered with local groups whose missions may have evolved over time, developing values not in line with Catholic doctrine. If the investigation finds this to be the case, Duguay said they will terminate the problematic partnerships and will “go in search of another partner.”.

Or it could be that the case for admitting Catholics in irregular marriages seems more plausible than that for admitting spouses who aren't Catholic at all, since the conditions under canon law for non-Catholics are both more explicit and quite strict. It could simply be that, as often happens in the Church, the ...
Two cardinals have backed a declaration of traditional doctrine, in response to what they call “grave danger to the faith and unity of the Church”. Cardinals ... The dubia, which did not receive a reply from Pope Francis, asked him to clarify that Amoris Laetitia was in line with Catholic teaching. The new ...
More than 60 Catholic theologians, priests, and academics signed on to a “filial correction” to Pope Francis, accusing him of spreading heresy in that ... He wrote about two ancient heresies and about those led by “a punctilious concern for the Church's liturgy, doctrine, and prestige” rather than love.
Catholics who find themselves in such situations, the footnote explains, might be helped along by the very sacraments that their transgressions would typically bar them ... Catholic doctrine holds that marriage is an “indissoluble” ontological state, and that, for this reason, Communion is not extended to those who violate it.

Pope Francis says the path to holiness consists in daily acts of charity, joy and a sense of humour while warning Catholics against ideologies that suggest God's grace is controlled by doctrine. In a new apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” – Rejoice and be Glad – released on Monday, Francis calls ...
This caused embarrassment in the Vatican because it appeared to contradict the catechism of the Catholic Church, its formal doctrinal statement. That document says: “The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of ...
Pope Francis opened the Holy Door to mark the opening of the Catholic Holy Year, or Jubilee, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2015.CreditMax Rossi/Reuters .... The pope has tried to change pastoral practices, like communion for divorced Catholics, while not changing doctrines. But the change of ...
Jesuits Lash Out Against Professor Who Defended Church's Doctrine on Marriage ... Doctor John McAdams, previously a tenured professor at Jesuit Catholic Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was fired in 2016 after revealing Cheryl Abbate, a student teacher, harassed a student in her Theory ...
DEMING – Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of the Santa Ana Catholic Church Lenten Youth Walk to Rockhound State Park. Students of the newly organized ... The Youth Ministry is separate from the CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine), or also known as Catechism. CCD classes at Santa Ana ...
This tool consists of the See, Judge, and Act Method: get to know the situation and concrete problem (“See”), examine this reality in light of the Catholic Church's doctrine (“Judge”), and, finally, act according to the circumstances of time and place, such that the victims of the processes of exclusion take their ...
The Catholic view on these matters is totally consistent and sensible. Here is how I expressed it in the Introduction of my first book, A Biblical Defense of Catholicism (2003):. Catholics need only to show the harmony of a doctrine with holy Scripture. It is not our view that every tenet of the Christian Faith must ...
Holy See's Press Office on March 3, 2018, presented the document, Placuit Deo, issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on certain aspects of Christian salvation. Specifically, the document deals with “neo-Pelagianism” and “neo-Gnosticism”, which have made numerous appearances in ...
Vermander argued that Catholics of China ought not neglect the push for the “sinicization” of Catholicism merely because it comes from the government. ... “Making religions more Chinese,” Vermander argued, does not mean developing local rites and doctrine, but instead adhering “to the definition of ...
As then, so today the concern is about what the Second Vatican Council decree Unitatis Redintegratio called “a false irenicism [theology concerned with reconciling different denominations and sects], in which the purity of Catholic doctrine suffers loss and its genuine and certain meaning is clouded.”.
For the truth is that the received Catholic doctrine they represent – which was usually the received Protestant position, too, and that of most other “faith ... The great majority of Catholics today, in Canada but also throughout the West, were never instructed in their faith, or in the reasons for their faith; and their ...

... of the Catholic Church,” and signed by Archbishop Luis F. Ladaria, the prefect of the CDF. It was released on March 1 with the approval of Pope Francis. The document addresses two errors that Pope Francis has frequently addressed, which the Pontiff describes as neo-Pelagianism and neo-Gnosticism.
The pillars of Catholic social doctrine — human life and dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity, charity — all shed light on how to combat the scourge of gun violence and to do so in a way that no one who ... This is key in understanding how we, as Catholics, should discern solutions to the problem of gun violence.
In his First Things essay the German cardinal reflects on Cardinal Newman's teaching regarding the development of Catholic doctrine. He explains that the organic development of Church teaching precludes a dramatic change. A “paradigm shift” in Church teaching suggests a break from fidelity to the ...
God only knows how many Christians, including Catholics loyal to Rome, are suffering incarceration, forced labor and torture for their faith at this moment. At a high-level conference on religion held in 2016, President Xi stated that all religious groups must “merge religious doctrines with Chinese culture, [as ...
Since the beginning of Francis's time as pope, much secular media attention has focused on what, to non-Catholics, have appeared to be relaxed stances on usually taboo issues for Catholics. Francis's papacy, while changing little in terms of Catholic doctrine, has nevertheless made welcoming those who ...


 

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