Everything is Grace no.4 (September 2014)

1-10-2014  
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Cardinal Kasper’s moral ecumenism

26-09-2014  
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In an interview granted to Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli on September 18, 2014, Cardinal Walter Kasper wondered whether it might be possible to consider that some elements of the sacrament of marriage can be found in a purely civil marriage. He thinks that “the definitive commitment, the mutual love and care, the Christian life, and […]

India: Al-Qaida wishes to “spread the Jihad” in Southern Asia

26-09-2014  
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The head of the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahiri, announced in a 55-minute video, published on the internet on September 4, the creation of an Indian branch in the movement. The website theguardian.com quoted on the same day this long monologue that declared the goal of “launching the Jihad in all of India”, but […]

Vatican: A new commission for the reform of matrimonial trials

26-09-2014  
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On September 20, 2014, a press release from Holy See announced Pope Francis’ decision, on August 27, to create a special study commission for the reform of canonical matrimonial trials. Bishop Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Rota Romana Tribunal, will preside over this commission. The Rota Romana Tribunal is the court of appeals that […]

Cardinal Kasper’s astounding response to the critiques of five cardinals

26-09-2014  
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On the eve of the publication of the book Remaining in the Truth of Christ (Ignatius Press, early October), in which five cardinals respond to the proposals of Cardinal Walter Kasper to allow divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive communion (see DICI no. 296 dated May 16, 2014), several Italian Vatican-watchers have questioned the German prelate to […]

The statutes of the economic organisms to be ready in 2015

26-09-2014  
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The creation of the statues for the Holy See’s new economic organisms desired by Pope Francis, the Secretariat and the Council for the Economy, as well as the members of the general reviser, should be completed in 2015, announced the director of the Press Bureau of the Holy See in a press release published on […]

Turkey: Politicians ask the pope to defend islam

26-09-2014  
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With Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey coming up on September 29 and 30, 2014, Turkish politicians have criticized the sovereign pontiff’s “silence” on the so-called “hateful acts against the Muslims in Europe.” According to the British Catholic newspaper The Tablet, on September 12, the President of the Presidency of Religious Affairs, Mehmet Gormez, denounced the […]

United States: Great ceremony in reparation for the black mass of Oklahoma City

26-09-2014  
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The protestors far outnumbered the participants in the black mass that was held on September 21 at the cultural center in Oklahoma City (see DICI 300). According to the local newspaper, Oklahoman Newspaper, quoted by foxnews.com on September 22, only about 40 or 50 of the expected 88 spectators assisted at the satanic ritual. In […]

France: One-thousandth anniversary of the cathedral of Strasburg

26-09-2014  
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On September 5, 2014, a one-to-a-hundred scale model of the cathedral of Strasburg as it was built in 1050 was inaugurated and installed in the narthex of the Alsacian cathedral. Made in sandstone, the model weighs about one hundred kilograms. The Œuvre Notre Dame, a historical confraternity of stone sculptors, presented it for the beginning […]

France: Leniency for Femen

26-09-2014  
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Prosecuted for defacing one of the bells of Notre Dame de Paris, nine members of the feminist group Femen were acquitted on September 10, 2014, by the Correctional Court of Paris on the pretext that there was not enough proof that the defacing was their doing. The public prosecutor of Paris filed an appeal of […]

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