Intercommunion with Protestants

Tulsa diocese leaves Christian coalition over abortion

CNA Staff, November 20, 2020 The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life of unborn children from abortion, its bishop said earlier this month. “I believe that such an organization should be able to be forthright in its... read more
Archbishop Luis Ladaria at a book presentation at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Vatican’s Doctrinal Office Critiques German Theologians’ Intercommunion Call

The 57-page text advocated “reciprocal Eucharistic hospitality” between Catholics and Protestants, based on previous ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist and ministry. Catholic News Agency, September 22, 2020 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith... read more

United Methodist Church Leaders Agree in Principle to Split Over Gay Rights

If approved, deal would allow same-sex marriage and give opponents opportunity to form a new denomination By Ian Lovett, Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2020 Leaders of the United Methodist Church have agreed in principle on a deal that will divide the denomination, potentially ending years... read more

Cardinal Müller and Bishop Schneider praise English King Henry VIII’s rebuke of Martin Luther

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSiteNew, September 23, 2019 Two high-ranking prelates of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Gerhard Müller and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, have written strong endorsements of a new German edition of one of the most significant refutations of Protestant doctrine... read more
Bulgarian Catholic children receive First Communion by Pope Francis in Rakovski, Bulgaria, May 6, 2019. (Vatican Media/via Reuters )

What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion?

By John Hirschauer, National Review, June 10, 2019 1:47 PM The entire Catholic Magisterium should not be subject to the modish preferences of current and future occupants of the Petrine office. If the pope’s goal is to formulate a discipline wherein faith is joined to right reason, there... read more

POPE FRANCIS FORGETS

by Dan Hitchens, 6 . 7 . 19 Did Pope Francis know? Was he told, five years before the world found out, that the powerful Cardinal McCarrick was a serial sexual abuser? The diplomat who claims to have informed the pope, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, names two dates on which he raised the... read more

Canon law expert predicts married priests in the West after Amazon Synod

By Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, May 30, 2019 Thomas Schüller, a German canon law expert and university professor, predicts that the upcoming Amazon Synod will ask for married priests for the Amazon region, after which the German bishops will also “for sure” ask for them. “Before... read more

Regensburg’s Bishop: Eucharist Is ‘the Goal,’ not a ‘Step Toward’

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer is one of the seven German bishops who opposed an orientation guide published by the German bishops’ conference that would permit Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion. By Edward Pentin, July 18, 2018 German bishops last month published an... read more

A Monk/Theologian Breaks the Silence on the Church’s Metamorphosis

By Sandro Magister, Settimo Cielodi “Catholica” is an international magazine of culture, politics, and religion, published in France, which in its more than thirty years of existence has brought in prestigious authors in their respective fields and specialties, from Émile Poulat to Robert... read more

Francis the Inscrutable. Who Brakes To Speed Up

By Sandro Magister, 7 – 1 - 2018 This year there are at least three U-turns that Francis has made on crucial questions, but always without making it clear if these are definitive and sincere, seeing what he has said and done before and after the apparent reversals. * The first U-turn has... read more

German Priests Resist Bishop Over Intercommunion

by Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant.com • July 5, 2018 Paderborn circle of priests declare Abp. Hans-Josef Becker's directive 'unacceptable' PADERBORN, Germany (ChurchMilitant.com) - A group of faithful German priests is resisting their bishop over intercommunion with... read more