Category: Vatican

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Pope propagating Heresy? 

Rationality gaining ground to bury superstitious beliefs? Dr. james kottoor (Kochi) Pope propagating Heresy and his devout followers correcting him? That is topsy-turvy, isn’t it? Like tail wagging the dog! We all are living in unpredictable times because unpredictable things are...

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Pastoral vs Doctrinal Church?

Conservative Gerhard Muller out, Pastoral Spanish Luis Ladaria in? dr. james kottoor According to confirmed report in LifeSiteNews, (see it below) Pope Francis has removed the conservative Gerhard Muller heading Vatican’s top doctrinal office. Cardinal O’Malley of Boston, reportedly is a...

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Cardinal to be tried for sex abuse? CCV Editorial

dr. james kottoor “Cardinal George Pell may be about to go on trial, but the Catholic Church is on trial too” says the editorial in Tablet and rightly. Because the Catholic church prides itself as the authentic Church, among thousands,...

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Hypocrisy kills Christian community, Pope says

Junno Arocho Esteves in CRUX NEWS, June 6, 2017 In the pic: Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 5. (Credit: CNS/Paul Haring.) "Hypocrisy is not the lane of Jesus. Hypocrisy is not...

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Pope looks glum after Vatican meeting with Donald Trump

Pope and Trump meet for the better – Stephanie Kirchgaessner, in The Guardian,Thursday 25 May 2017 Encounter considered more successful than their first but was noteworthy for its sombre tone. What is the most pointed present you have given or received?  Pope...

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Pope pushing for change – Now church must catch up

Joanna Moorhead, in the Guardian, 13 March 2017 From the ordination of married men to female deacons, the pope is proposing reforms that even diehard conservatives should admit the church needs ‘Pope Francis set out first to be a living...

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Stokes papal tensions by meeting Rome nationalist

(In the pic: US cardinal Raymond Burke) Stephanie Kirchgaessner, in the Guaridan UK Sunday Monday 6 February 2017 Pope Francis’s harshest critics are aligning themselves with Trump and his acolytes around the world, including Matteo Salvini (Cardinal Burke, the unofficial...

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Pope did next  to nothing? To halt sex abuse, says writer

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome, in the Guardian UK, 16 January 2017  Pope Francis doing ‘close to nothing’ to stop clerical sexual abuse, alleges writer Emiliano Fittipaldi Fittipaldi claims the Vatican refuses to provide Italian courts with information on allegedly abusive priests...

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German bishops plan Guidelines for divorced, remarried

Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, in NCR, Dec. 21, 2016 (In the pic: Bishop Karl-Heinz Wiesemann)  (Note: All are fully aware of the biblical dictum: “Those who stand and  wait also serve!” But then how long is one to wait? Even Framcis lost...