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Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas posted a haunting statement from the Mexican bishops, 90 years ago, as they announced the cessation of public worship on account of the persecution of the Church. The ecclesiology of that statement may reflect duress, but it also points to something the Second Vatican Council would emphasize: All the baptized are charged with care for the Church and not just the clergy.

Cardinal Schonborn on 'Amoris Laetitia'


Yesterday, I wrote about the guidelines for the implementation of Amoris Laetitia issued by Archbishop Charles Chaput for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. I took issue with some of the guidelines as not being true to the text of Amoris, and for not recognizing the consensus that was achieved at two synods but stating the minority view as if it had prevailed.


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In This Issue

October 21-November 3, 2016

  • Reformation's anniversary brings commemorations, reconsiderations
  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
  • Special Section [Print Only]: SAINTS