Cardinal Sarah: Even Pope Can’t Dispense With Laws re. Communion

"The entire Church has always firmly held that one may not receive communion with the knowledge of being in a state of mortal sin, a principle recalled as definitive by John Paul II in his 2003 encyclical 'Ecclesia de Eucharistia.' Not even a pope can dispense from such a divine law."Those are the words of Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.Veteran Vaticanista Sandro Magister has been no fan of the current Pope, and … [Read more...]

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You’re in Love? “Living Together” Is Not God’s Plan for You

But everyone's doing it!Indeed, to look around at contemporary society, it does seem that living together without benefit of marriage is just another option for a young couple in love.Perhaps they're engaged to be married, and it's cheaper to pay rent for only one apartment. Perhaps they're not engaged but are simply trying out the relationship--and later, if everything goes well, they'll consider making more definitive plans for a life together. Perhaps there's no intent to marry, … [Read more...]

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Michigan Taxpayers Hit for $1.9 Million in Legal Fees in Gay Marriage Case

This week, the legal team who represented two Hazel Park nurses in their successful challenge of Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will receive the final payment toward $1.9 million in legal costs and fees--a cost which will be borne by the state's taxpayers.In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges overturned state-level bans on same-sex marriage, including Michigan's 2004 voter-approved gay marriage ban. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette had vigorously defended … [Read more...]

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