http://By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews - Cardinal Gerhard Müller has issued a strong statement against the erection of “idols” in a Roman church for the Amazon Synod… In a short excerpt published tonight of a longer interview with Raymond Arroyo for his The World Over show on EWTN, Cardinal Müller states that “to bring the idols into the Church was a grave sin, was a crime against the divine law.”... Müller is the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
By Carrie Gress, Ph.D., Catholic World Report - The absence of women as the heart of the family has led to a sharp decline in personal happiness among men, women, and children, while abuse, neglect, suicide, divorce, consumerism, and narcissism have increased… A closer look at the historical Catholic family looks a lot more like Jean-François Millet’s famous mid-19th-century painting The Angelus, which depicts a man and his wife, who have been working together in the field, stopping to pray when the church bells ring.
By Jackson Elliott, Daily Signal - Abortion clinics can change the viewpoint of entire communities, a pastor who is working to outlaw abortion locally says… “It’s a view of life as a whole,” Dickson told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “If we can say a child is not worth living because they may be born in a poor environment, or a child is not worth living because their mother was raped, that encourages the idea that situations devalue us as human beings.”
By Sandro Magister, L'Espresso - In fact, both the conception of this synod and its aims - the ordination of married priests and new ministries for women - were already “in a nutshell” at the April 4 2014 audience between Pope Francis and the emigrant Austrian bishop in Brazil Erwin Kräutler… We now know the details of the unfolding of that audience, thanks to a book that Kräutler himself published on the occasion of this synod…