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Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Kasper: The controversy surrounding Amoris Laetitia has come to an end

The controversy regarding Amoris laetitia has come to an end, according to German cardinal Walter Kasper. What is more, he... Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, June 24, 2015.

A caution from Archbishop Chaput: dishonest mercy helps no one

True mercy and trust in the transformative power of God’s grace are key to helping divorced-and-remarried Catholics, Archbishop Charles Chaput... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship.

Cardinal Sarah: efforts to 'soften' Christ's teaching ignore the Good News of mercy

Efforts to ‘soften’ Christian teaching on the family are not a solution for those wounded by sin, Cardinal Robert Sarah,... Read more

Archbishop Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, which sponsored seminars where scholars suggested admitting the divorced-and-remarried to Communion.

Seminar speakers advocate change on Communion for the divorced-and-remarried

Earlier this year the Pontifical Council for the Family organized three seminars which gathered scholars to discuss marriage and family... Read more

The divorced and remarried cannot receive Communion, Colombian bishops affirm

Two Colombian bishops indicated on Thursday that while the divorced and remarried are not excommunicated, that still doesn't mean they... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Kasper backpedals on papal endorsement of controversial proposal

Almost single-handedly one cleric has turned the Church’s teaching on Communion, marriage and divorce into an international debate.  Read more

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier speaks at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 14, 2014.

Kasper is not the 'Pope's theologian,' says leading African cardinal

A top African cardinal says that German cardinal Walter Kasper – who's stirred controversy over his views promoting Communion for... Read more

A cardinal peruses the news in the Vatican's Synod Hall during the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Oct. 10, 2014.

For Cardinal Baldisseri, consensus at the Synod of Bishops remains important

Even though the 2014 Synod on the Family's final report included three paragraphs that failed to gain a consensus among... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the closing Mass of the Synod for the New Evangelization Oct 28, 2012.

Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesn't support Kasper in Synod debates

A new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works includes an updated version of a 1972 essay in which he had... Read more

Repentance: A tough but true topic for divorced, remarried

The divorced and remarried can receive absolution like any other member of the faithful, the Vatican's doctrinal office has affirmed:... Read more

For German bishops mercy comes at a price, critics charge

As Cardinal Walter Kasper prepares to receive an award and give a speech at The Catholic University of America later... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper leaves the Vatican's Synod Hall, Oct. 13, 2014.

Cardinal Kasper denies statement against African bishops, journalist insists

The president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper, denied on Thursday afternoon that he... Read more

Bishops participate in the opening Mass of the 2014 extraordinary Synod on the Family in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct. 5, 2014.

Waiting for the decisive second half of the Synod on the Family

The Synod of Bishops on Friday entered its decisive second phase, with the formation of small groups which are to... Read more

Opening Session of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2014.

'Justice and mercy cannot be separated': Three synod proposals emerge

As three proposals emerged from the synod of bishops to reform the process of marriage annulment, a participant in the... Read more

Professor Fr. Robert Dodaro, OSA, President of Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, in Rome on Sept. 19, 2014.

Taking Gospel seriously on marriage is not 'rigid' – it's love

The editor of a high-profile book on marriage said that adhering to Christ’s Gospel teachings on divorce is not harsh... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, preaches May 23, 2010.

Cardinal Kasper: Adultery language is offensive, insulting

In recent interviews, German Cardinal Walter Kasper suggested that while Church doctrine cannot change, it can be adapted and interpreted... Read more

Bishops walk through St. Peter's Square on their way to a Synod of Bishops held October, 2012.

The Synod on the Family: a look beyond the media hype

As the media centers upon the question of whether the Church will change its teaching regarding reception of the Eucharist... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Interview excerpts: Cardinal Kasper responds

On Sept. 29, the Argentine daily La Nacion published an interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper, who has drawn significant media... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, speaks with CNA Sept. 15, 2014.

Cardinal Burke: Media hijacking Synod on the Family

Next month's Synod on the Family has undergone an attempted hijacking by some media sources, which are fueling expectations that... Read more

Wedding Rings.

Vatican sources deny that Pope is upset over cardinals' marriage book

Catholic Church sources have dismissed rumors that Pope Francis is annoyed by an Ignatius Press book critical of Cardinal Walter... Read more