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Cardinal Carlo Caffarra: perhaps the greatest of our theologians (Photo: CNS)

Abandoning a belief in absolute moral norms would be a catastrophe for the Church

Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan, and US Cardinal Raymond Burke at a March for Life in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Kazakhstani bishop hails ‘courageous’ cardinals who wrote to Pope Francis asking for clarity

Pope Francis during his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square on Wednesday (PA)

The Pope spoke out after a letter from four cardinals asked for clarification of Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for a general audience (AP)

The cardinals have asked Pope Francis for a yes-or-no answer on Communion. His silence is unsurprising

Cardinal Raymond Burke, left, stands by Pope Francis saluting bishops, at the end of a general audience in St. Peter's Square (AP)

The cardinal said there was a tradition of issuing a formal correction if a Pope is in error

Archbishop Pierre at the US bishops' plenary meeting in Baltimore (AP)

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Pope Francis with cardinals at a 2015 consistory (AP)

The cardinals have taken the unusual step of publicly requesting clarification on Communion and the moral law

Pope Francis (AP)

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Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the signatories (AP)

Cardinals Burke, Caffarra and Pujats are among 4,000 signatories who affirm the Church’s teachings on marriage and the Eucharist

Cardinal Burke has urged Catholics to pray the Rosary in reparation (CNS photo/Simon Caldwell)

Bishops have called for urgent prayers as Satanist group prepare to conduct a ‘Black Mass’ service in order to mock the Virgin Mary