On St John Paul II’s first feast day, we pick out piece from our archives that asks, how will history judge the Polish Pope?
Well, Pope Francis, as Cardinal Burke implored, has now firmly upheld the depositum fidei: but has he let loose forces he can’t control?
But why is Cardinal Burke himself, the hero of the synod, being eased out? And what are these disquieting rumours about Cardinal Müller?
If Francis doesn’t soon make it clear that the synod can’t abandon Catholic teaching, his pontificate could spin out of control
Cardinal Burke is right: the group responsible for reporting the synod is manipulating the presentation of what’s actually happening
The reinterment of Richard III in a Protestant cathedral demonstrates how firmly in place still is the anti-Catholic ascendancy his defeat at Bosworth made possible
There will be no prayers for his soul at this interfaith farrago in the presence of leaders of ‘the world faiths’ and the archbishop of Canterbury
He had no time for liberalism, but would have spurned the SSPX
The Novus Ordo (despite EPII) is an orthodox and valid Mass: but the way it was introduced was part of the hermeneutic of rupture
Despite Annibale Bugnini’s extreme ecumania, the protestant observers at the consilium were wrong: the sacrificial language of the new mass was still entirely Catholic
Don’t worry about Cardinal Kasper’s flaky ideas on Holy Communion for the remarried: the Synod will come and go, and Pope Francis will still back Cardinal Müller
He really does believe that we cannot, in his words, use Church doctrine ‘as we please’
Now the Church of England has decided on women bishops, ARCIC III is futile. As the CDF says, it is the Ordinariate now which is “ecumenism in the front row”
ARCIC has always been a reductionist body, part of a subversive movement whose indifferentism has caused huge damage to the faith of Catholics in the pew
Fr Blake says that in order to maintain the unity of the Church loyalty to the pope is now best expressed through silence. I fear he may be right
We are in such an atmosphere of uncertainty that even Jane Fonda can love the pope because she thinks he hates dogma: something has to give
The impoverishment of the Church’s liturgical culture is a major problem for the remarried. If they can’t receive Communion, what is left for them to be part of?
When everyone else automatically, even unthinkingly, receives Holy Communion, those who can’t feel isolated from the community of the Church