Edward Pentin

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Vatican Rejects German Bishops’ Intercommunion Proposal

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the approval of Pope Francis, has written a letter to German bishops rejecting their proposal to allow some Protestant spouses to receive Holy Communion, but the Pope does not wish the letter...

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Alfie Evans’ Father Flies to Rome, Pleads With Pope Francis to Help Save His Son

Tom Evans, the father of toddler Alfie who UK authorities have ruled must have his life support switched off against his parent’s wishes, met with Pope Francis this morning to plead that his son be given asylum to receive alternative medical...

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Church Leaders Mostly Silent In Face of Rulings Against Alfie Evans, Vincent Lambert

See updates at end: As the parents of two year old Alfie Evans battle to save their son’s life in the face of hospital and state rulings to turn off his life support, a hospital in France has ordered the removal of food and water from a 42 year...

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Pope Francis Issues Lengthy Apostolic Exhortation on Universal Call to Holiness

Pope Francis has issued a long apostolic exhortation on holiness in today’s world, in which he emphasizes the universal call to sanctity, highlights the pitfalls to achieving it, and recalls that the Christian life is one of constant battle...

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Conference on Confusion in the Church: Final Declaration

Cardinals, bishops, priests and lay faithful issued a declaration in Rome on Saturday in which they testified to the Church’s unchanging teaching on marriage, the sacraments and absolute moral commandments. Signed at a conference on the theme...

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Cardinal Brandmüller, Bishop Schneider Tackle Crisis of Confusion in the Church

The limits of papal authority and what exactly is the sensus fidei fidelium (sense of the faith of the faithful) when it comes to matters of doctrine were the focus of part of the discussion at a Rome conference Saturday afternoon aimed at...

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Cardinal Burke: Papal Authority Derives From Obedience to Christ

Cardinal Raymond Burke has stressed that popes must safeguard and promote Church unity, and that if a Roman Pontiff fails to act in conformity with Divine Revelation, Sacred Scripture and Tradition, such actions “must be rejected by the...

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Efforts Continue to Save Alfie Evans’ Life as Authorities Try Again to Turn Off Life Support

See updates below:  A lawyer representing 23-month old Alfie Evans has sent a letter to the hospital caring for the toddler to say that a hospital in Milan is willing to offer a second medical opinion, and they expect the Vatican’s Bambino Gesù...

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Cardinal Burke: Scalfari Episode ‘Went Beyond What Is Tolerable’

Cardinal Raymond Burke has said Pope Francis is not only “refusing to clarify”  the Church’s doctrine and discipline but also “increasing the confusion” on the “most fundamental and important issues.” In an interview Thursday with the Italian...

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Pope Francis on Holiness

The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis will publish an apostolic exhortation on holiness titled Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Subtitled “on the call to holiness in the contemporary world,” the exhortation will be...