By LifeSiteNews staff - Bishop Joseph Strickland is pushing back against comments made by the new head of the conservative-turned-liberal Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Matrimonial and Family Science... Weeks after taking up his post as the new president, Monsignor Philippe Bordeyne made a remarkable statement... He said that “we theologians cannot continue to assert certainties about the family when we see the transformations it is undergoing today.”
By Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky, The Catholic Thing - An astonishing news item in the Wall Street Journal reports: “At a meeting in Frankfurt, German [Catholic] church leaders voted 168 to 28. . . to adopt a draft statement on sexuality that includes a resolution saying that ‘same-sex partnerships who want to take the risk of an unbreakable common life. . . should be able to see themselves placed under the blessing of God.’”
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - This is one more reason why cultural conformity at the Vatican is so morally and spiritually damaging—and so is stupidity, of which, sadly, there is plenty to spare. So why should we in the United States take seriously the incompetent observations of an African Cardinal in charge of a Vatican office which has zero involvement with—let alone jurisdiction over—the question at issue?
By Paul Brock, Church Militant - Over the 2,000 year history of Christianity, there've been 266 popes... The pope is correctly understood by the world as the leader of the Catholic Church — but who is he more specifically?.. According to canon law, the Roman pontiff is the successor of St. Peter, head of the college of bishops and "obtains full and supreme power in the Church."