Intercommunion with Protestants

What Happens in Germany

by Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, 5 . 23 . 18 In The Making of Martin Luther, the Cambridge scholar Richard Rex notes that 1518, not 1517, marks the real birth of Luther’s public profile. Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses hit the wider German market in January 1518. He wrote his... read more

Cardinal Arinze: we cannot share Communion with non-Catholics like beer or cake

by Simon Caldwell, 25 May 2018 Protestants who wish to receive Catholic Communion should become Catholic themselves, the Nigerian cardinal added Holy Communion is exclusively for Catholics in a state of grace and not something to be shared between friends like beer or cake, said a former... read more

‘Gay Doesn’t Matter’ Remark Continues ‘Shadow Magisterium’

COMMENTARY: It would be better if comments reportedly made by the Pope in private remained in private, not splashed around the world by news media. By Father Raymond J. de Souza, May. 21, 2018 Pope Francis has pioneered a new form of papal teaching, massively influential but officially... read more

Noted theologian: Pope cannot abdicate his duty to teach clearly on intercommunion

By Diane Montagna ROME, May 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The Pope cannot abdicate the Petrine Ministry in favor of a synodal method of Church governance on questions such as intercommunion, a respected theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during... read more

Bishop Voderholzer: Intercommunion Proposal Requires Unanimity of Universal Church

The Bishop of Regensburg takes issue with Pope Francis’ request that German bishops come to a unanimous decision on Holy Communion for Protestant Spouses, stressing it is a doctrinal rather than pastoral matter. Edward Pentin Blog, May 11, 2018 Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg has... read more

German Bishop: Pope Francis Has Clearly Hinted Support for Intercommunion Proposal

The Archbishop of Hamburg claims the Pope backs the German bishops’ majority vote in favor of Holy Communion for some Protestant spouses. Edward Pentin Blog, May. 10, 2018 A German bishop has said he believes Pope Francis has given a clear nod of approval to the German episcopal... read more