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How to Correct Bishops Correctly

How to Correct Bishops Correctly

It has become increasingly common today for the lay faithful (and, to a lesser extent, deacons and priests) to openly and publicly criticize bishops, the Apostolic See and even the pope himself. This criticism usually takes place on the internet, and some, having become especially proficient

Signatories on letter opposing USCCB vote on ‘Eucharistic coherence’ include 5 cardinals, 6 archbishops

Signatories on letter opposing USCCB vote on ‘Eucharistic coherence’ include 5 cardinals, 6 archbishops

The signers of a May 13 letter which pressed the U.S. bishops’ conference to suspend its conversation on “Eucharistic coherence” include 47 diocesan bishops, five of whom are cardinals, along with 21 auxiliary bishops.  The letter, sent May 13 to bishops’ conference president Archbishop Jose

Cardinal Marx’s Resignation: An Act of Self-Preservation or Penance for the Sins of the Church in Germany?

Cardinal Marx’s Resignation: An Act of Self-Preservation or Penance for the Sins of the Church in Germany?

The publication — with the express approval of Pope Francis — of an offer to resign by Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich is unquestionably a bombshell with no exact precedents.  Three partial precedents may offer some additional explanation, though those remain speculative at this point. “With my

Cardinal Marx offers to resign

Cardinal Marx offers to resign

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising announced on Friday that he has offered Pope Francis his resignation in response to the clerical sexual abuse crisis in Germany. The former president of the German bishops’ conference did not offer to resign from

Bishop Stowe Nods ‘Blessings’ of Same-Sex Couples At Catholic Dissenters’ Pride Month Event

Bishop Stowe Nods ‘Blessings’ of Same-Sex Couples At Catholic Dissenters’ Pride Month Event

Catholic dissenters and LGBTQ activists on Tuesday hosted an online Pride Month “blessing” in a public challenge to a Catholic teaching and a Vatican statement reiterating that same-sex unions cannot be blessed. Speakers made comments that rejected Catholic teaching on sexuality, marriage and family, talking