Cardinal Burke: “Cardinal Kasper’s Synod Proposal Involves Disobedience to the Words of Our Lord Himself”

The impending conflict among participants at this week's Synod is evident:Cardinal Kasper urges a reconsideration of communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. Cardinal Burke says no, that could never be.And the people in the pews line up behind one voice or the other--waiting, wondering, now in the countdown to the Synod on the Family which begins Sunday, October 5, in Rome.Disagreement is nothing new to the Church, said Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme C … [Read more...]

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Controversy at Marian High School: Firing of Pregnant Lesbian Teacher Sparks Protests

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There's an important meeting happening today at Marian High School.  Today Sister Mary Jane Herb, president of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHMs), will address faculty and staff at the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan school. Sister Mary Jane will be responding to recent protests over the dismissal of Barb Webb, a chemistry teacher and coach, following disclosure of her "non-traditional pregnancy."  Webb, a lesbian, "married" her partner Kristen Las in 2012 in a ceremony in W … [Read more...]

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For the International Day of Older Persons: My Reflection on Growing Older

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I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I’ve succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough. –Duke (James Garner), “The Notebook”I’m a pretty tough cookie when it comes to the movies.  I sit back and analyze the dialogue, deconstruct scenes and then imagine them differ … [Read more...]

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