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Changing Christian Teaching

Changing Christian Teaching

Pope Francis certainly stirred things up last week by changing the teaching in the Roman Catholic Catechism on the death penalty. It is now inadmissible in all situations. Some saw it as a great distraction from Cardinal Theodore McCarrick bringing the RC Church into the headlines for all the wrong reasons. [Others had tried different… Continue Reading

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Marriage Lite?

Marriage Lite?

Many will be praying for and following the third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops meeting in the Vatican at the moment (5 to 19 October) on the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. This is in preparation for the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod… Continue Reading

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Pope Francis’ 39 Articles?

Pope Francis’ 39 Articles?

There is already much comment about the consultation Pope Francis has initiated in preparation for next year’s Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome. I have been predicting/hoping for traction to Vatican II’s call for Roman Catholic bishops to take more appropriate local leadership rather than being seen merely as local representatives of the Pope. My… Continue Reading

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The pope says?

I have been writing a series about taking care when claiming, “The Bible says…” So far I have written about Textual Criticism The Septuagint (LXX) Hebrew vowel pointing The canon In the background, many will have been aware, is the presence of Roman Catholicism with its solution to issues arising. So this might be a… Continue Reading

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Ordinary Anglicans?

[Update – this post was written prior to the apostolic constitution’s publication. After reading this post, you can go to the post written after its publication] I have been promising a third post on Pope Benedict XVI’s Anglican Ordinariates. First post Second post Anglican Ordinariates Those who have been putting a positive spin on the… Continue Reading

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