Sunday, February 7, 2016
Celibacy: Is Pope Francis Going to Ordain Married Deacons to the Priesthood in Mexico?
Friday, October 16, 2015
Cardinal Burke Challenges the Febronianism of the Synod
Edit: Febronianism is an old heresy that never really seems to go away. Cardinal Burke doesn't know where it comes from? Surely he does and is just being polite!
Oct. 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On Thursday morning, LifeSiteNews had an opportunity to sit down with Cardinal Raymond Burke in Rome, after a press conference he attended hosted by Voice of the Family. LifeSiteNews spoke with the Cardinal about the ongoing Synod on the Family, and in particular a controversial proposal, promoted by a participant in a recent Vatican press conference, to allow local bishops make decisions on how to deal with issues like homosexuality and divorce.
Cardinal Burke also critiqued the so-called "Kasper Proposal," saying that it is based upon the false idea "that somehow doctrine and pastoral practice are in conflict with one another."
The following is a transcript of this interview:
LSN: What do you make of the idea of “regional diversity” in the Church? Should local bishops have the authority on a pastoral level to deal with questions pertaining to the “social acceptance of homosexuality” and with “divorced and remarried persons?”
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Thim's Rise in Hamburg's Diocesan Hierarchy Has Astonished Erfurt Seminarians
(Hamburg) "This will secretly please our Hamburg diocesan administrator." This refers to the possible first step towards a paradigm shift in the assessment of homosexual relations in the Catholic Church by Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck. For the bishop of Essen went on a week night meeting in Mülheim / Ruhr here -at least at first glance- for the welfare of children who are exposed allegedly to discrimination in same-sex partnerships.
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Link to Katholisches...
Friday, July 29, 2011
Weigel the Gallican, Weigel the Febronian, Weigel the Jacobin?
|Garibaldi, the Scourge of the Church|
Unlike some of the following bloggers, Weigel just can't seem to get it straight whose side he's on. Shall we take him at his word?
Vatican Accuses Enda Kenny of attacking the Church to divert attention from euro crisis [Tablet]
Ego te Absolvo...
Father Zuhlsdorf's commentary on Intimidation...
Even the left listing Allen of NCR gets it, here.
But the critics of the Church and the Vatican conveniently and repeatedly refuse to acknowledge what underlies the problem in the first place, here. They repeat the lie often enough and plenty of people believe them.
Erin Go Bonkers - George Weigel - National Review Online
In case you're wondering what Febronianism is, it's here.
The politico-ecclesiastical system outlined by Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, Auxiliary Bishop of Trier, under the pseudonym Justinus Febronius, in his work entitled "Justini Febronii Juris consulti de Stata Ecclesiæ et legitimâ potestate Romani Pontificis Liber singularis ad reuniendos dissidentes in religione christianos compositus" (Bullioni apud Guillelmum Evrardi, 1763; in reality the work was published by Esslinger at Frankfort-on-the-Main). Taking as a basis the Gallican principles which he had imbibed from the canonist Van Espen while pursuing his studies in Louvain, Hontheim advanced along the same lines, in spite of many inconsistencies, to a radicalism far outstripping traditional Gallicanism. [u]He develops in this work a theory of ecclesiastical organization founded on a denial of the monarchical constitution of the Church. [/u]The ostensible purpose was to facilitate the reconciliation of the Protestant bodies with the Church by diminishing the power of the Holy See.