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How an Incorrect Translation of the Synod Report Fueled Controversy (2644)

An Italian word meaning ‘evaluate’ was mistranslated as ‘value,’ so the English report incorrectly references the ‘valuing’ of the homosexual lifestyle.

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Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest, general rapporteur of the the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.

– Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

VATICAN CITY — An incorrect translation into English of the original midterm report of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family may have spurred controversial interpretations of the document itself.

The document’s original version was written in Italian, which Pope Francis directed to be used as the official language of the synod. In prior synods, the official language had been Latin, esteemed for its precision and lack of ambiguity.

The point of controversy occurs at Paragraph 50 of the relatio post disceptationem (post-discussion report). The Italian original, after praising the gifts and talents homosexual persons may give to the Christian community, asked: “Le nostre comunità...READ MORE

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Priests in Favor of Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Spark Controversy in Chile (1429)

A Jesuit priest, who earlier spoke out about abortion in Chile, is making more statements.

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of same-sex “marriage” and is accusing Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago of denouncing the priests to the Vatican.

The Archdiocese of Santiago issued a statement on Oct.13 denying that the Chilean cardinal had denounced Jesuit Father Felipe Berrios and diocesan Fathers Mariano Puga and Jose Alduate. Likewise, a Vatican source confirmed to CNA that Cardinal Ezzati has not in fact initiated any process against the priests, although it said the Holy See was aware of the stance they have taken, which it finds “very troubling.”

In June of this year, Father Berrios stirred controversy with...READ MORE

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Seven Old-Fashioned Sins That Can Still Send You to Hell, How to Restore Our Culture and Much More! (1637)

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Seven Old-Fashioned Sins that Can Still Send You to Hell courtesy ChurchPOP - BigPulpit.com

How to Restore Our Culture; Holiness – Msgr. Charles Pope

Is Christ the Head of Your Home? – Michelle Fritz, Catholic Stand

Padre Pio, Anachronistic Miracles & Grace – Mary Ashley Burton, Catholic365.com

Beware the Tactics of the Devil by Fr. Richard Heilman of One Peter 5 - BigPulpit.com

Fisking Cardinal Kaspers New Comments - Fr. Z’s Blog

A Conversion of Individuals – Emma King, Ignitum Today

I’ve Never Met a Heterosexual – Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine

Screwtape Epilogue: Pastor Welcomes Planned Parenthood by Jennifer Hartline of Catholic Stand - BigPulpit.com

About Cardinal Kaspers’ Makes...READ MORE

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From Liberia, a U.S. Catholic Doctor Pleads for More Help (1744)

Deacon Timothy Flanigan, an American infectious-disease specialist, is in Liberia to help Catholic hospitals address the Ebola crisis.

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Dr./Deacon Timothy Flanigan sanitizes his hands at a Liberia medical clinic.

– Deacon Timothy Flanigan

MONROVIA, Liberia — When Dr. Timothy Flanigan, a U.S. infectious-disease specialist and Catholic deacon, suits up to visit Ebola hemorrhagic fever patients in Liberia, he makes sure that every inch of his body is covered with protective gear — from goggles and gown to gloves and mask.

As confirmed by this week’s news of two health-care workers contracting Ebola from a Liberian patient admitted to a Dallas hospital, it is essential to carefully follow protocols when treating people infected with the deadly virus.

“The care of Ebola patients can be done safely, but it’s hard to do it safely,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...READ MORE

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In Synod-Related Effort, Homosexual-Rights Activists Target Eight U.S. Bishops (14044)

A coalition of well-funded groups is lobbying against prominent bishops in hopes of changing Church doctrine and practice.

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Synod-related Human Rights Campaign poster

– Facebook/Human Rights Campaign

ROME — The start of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family has triggered a wave of activism from well-funded LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) activist groups in the U.S., who are targeting “outspoken” Catholic bishops in hopes of changing Catholic practice and moral doctrine.

“Most important is the opportunity to create a precedent for change,” the Human Rights Campaign said in its pamphlet on the synod.

The LGBT group has announced an activist effort targeting eight bishops in a pamphlet that labels them as “the best of the worst Catholic bishops across the country.”

Its campaign will target Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of...READ MORE

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Cardinal Kasper Continues Campaign to Allow Communion for Divorced and Remarried (8233)

NEWS ANALYSIS: The retired German archbishop claims a ‘growing majority’ favor an ‘opening’ in the area of allowing the divorced and remarried to receive the Eucharist.

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Cardinal Walter Kasper

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VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Walter Kasper has said he thinks a “growing majority” of the synod members are in favor of his proposal to allow some divorced-and-civilly-remarried Catholics to receive holy Communion.

Speaking to the Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin as he came out of Tuesday evening’s small working-group discussions, the German cardinal said the “growing majority are in favor of an opening.”

“I saw it [an opening] — but it’s more of a feeling,” he said, adding that the synod has yet to vote on it. He added that the Holy Father has been “silent” about his opinion and “has listened very carefully” during the synod, “but it’s clearly what he wants, and that’s evident,” he...READ MORE

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Pope Francis: Be Joyful Witnesses of Christian Hope (918)

“Christian hope, then, is our joyful expectation of the Lord’s coming and the fulfillment of his saving plan for the human family,” the Holy Father explained at his general audience on Oct. 15.

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VATICAN CITY -- In his Wednesday general audience address on Oct. 15, Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of Christian hope, saying that it consists in our joyful expectation of the return of its source, Jesus Christ.

“Christian hope encompasses the whole person, so it is not a mere desire or an optimism, but the full realization of the mystery of divine love, in which we have been born and in which we already live,” the Pope told those gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

The Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, turning this week to the theme of Christian hope as the fulfillment of God’s promises in Christ at the end of time.

In the Book of Revelation, the faithful read about this...READ MORE

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Burke: Kasper Urging Direction Not Taken in Church History; The Apostle of the Poor and Much More! (2953)

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Click on Cardinal Burke: Cardinal Kasper Is Urging a Direction Never Taken in the Whole History of the Church by Susan E. Wills of Aleteia∝ link to read more.

Cardinal Burke: Cardinal Kasper Is Urging a Direction Never Taken in the Whole History of the Church by Susan E. Wills of Aleteia∝ - BigPulpit.com

Pope Francis: Uniter or Divider? – Tom Hoopes, Aleteia∝

When Pope Francis Met Evita – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Saint Vincent de Paul, Apostle of the Poor - Jean M. Heimann, Catholic Fire

End Times Catechesis (Left Behind Movie Theology) by Paul Zummo of The American Catholic - BigPulpit.com

How I Failed My Medical Career & Found My Love of Motherhood - Karen Reep, Seton Magazine

The Catholic Church Is All About Rules! – Todd Nolan, Catholic Stand

10 Quotes from St. Therese of Lisieux on Mary – Tom Perna

Synod on the...READ MORE

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