Francis’ Church Next Stop? Gay Marriage

There was never any real doubt that the blessings authorised by Fiducia supplicans (FS)  were only the start of a journey. And Jesuit Father James Martin’s pioneering new findings confirm this. The pursued ambiguity of the document and the subsequent ‘clarifications’ is the litmus test of its deliberately provisional nature, especially when it is signed … Read more

Surreal Communiqué on Fiducia Supplicans – Tucho is a Disgrace

No, we are not on Candid Camera; nor are we facing the operation of a prankster hacker. Yet, this is the impression gained from reading yesterday’s surreal press release which bears the signature of Cardinal Victor M. Fernández and Msgr. Armando Matteo, Prefect and secretary of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith; this … Read more

Pope Accelerates the Revolution

The union of persons of the same sex may be blessed, as long as it is not confused with a marriage blessing. This is the substance of the 44 paragraphs of the Declaration Fiducia supplicans on the pastoral meaning of blessings of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, published yesterday, 18 December 2023, … Read more

Cardinal Paglia Reopens Debate On Contraception: “Change Is Possible”

Is a papal encyclical on its way to subvert the Church’s teaching on life, particularly on contraception? Last 2 July, Jorge José Ferrer, Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, introduced the idea in La Civiltà Cattolica, at the end of a long article welcoming the air of renewal introduced … Read more

“And The Word Became Ideology”: At The Synod, A Falsified Church

On Oct. 27, Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the General Secretariat of the Synod, spoke first during the press conference presenting the Working Document for the Continental Stage of the Synod, a document summarizing what emerged from all the diocesan consultations. “Enlarge the Space of Your Tent” (this is the title of the document) … Read more