Cliff Notes of Vatican’s Response to Duka’s Dubia on Communion for the Divorced and Remarried

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the new leadership of now-Card. Fernandez, responded to a series of Dubia sent in by Dominik Card. Duka, OP, of Prague on 13 July 2023 about administration of Holy Communion to the divorced and remarried. The responses in PDF, in Italian, Documento PDF. This is signed … Read more

Meet the new Synodal (“walking together”) Mascot! “BLATHER”!

From my good friend and the Official Parodohymnodist of the blog, Fr. Tim Ferguson about a matter of great importance for the synodal (“walking together”) process (emphases added): I was thinking this morning (dangerous occupation) about the Synodal Synod on Synodal Synodality, and the recent graphics issued. I’m sure there will be more, and probably … Read more

After Death Of Cardinal Pell, The Gloves Are Coming Off

I firmly believe that Card. Pell would have been a “kingmaker” in an upcoming conclave because of his ecclesiastical experience, his personality, and his enormous moral authority after his persecution and unjust imprisonment. As one of my correspondents wrote, rightly, “Shall we see his like again?” I direct the readership to four necessary items to … Read more

Pachamama Bishop Convicted Of Sexual Abuse

This is Archbp. Emmanuel Lafont of French Guiana, retired, during the Amazonian Synod (“Walking Together”). He is “walking together” with the demon idol Pachamama, carrying it ceremonially and scandalously in procession into the Roman church Santa Maria in Traspontina. We read in La Crock that he was convicted of sexual abuse.  HERE  He was consequently … Read more

Bully Bishop Orders Removal of Kneelers

From a reader…. We had a kneeler for those who wished to kneel and receive on the tongue. The Bishop ordered kneelers removed from the three parishes in the diocese that allowed their use. This impacts the elderly and infirm. His reasons: We have the right to kneel but no right to a kneeler and … Read more

Words of Comfort for Catholics Whose Bishop Appears to Mandate Communion in Hand

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf offers advice to Catholics who find themselves in a situation in which it appears that their Bishops are restricting receipt of Holy Communion to in the hand. The 2004 document Redemptionis Sacramentum from the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments still has force today for the whole Latin Church. … Read more