Very strong Editorial in the National Catholic Reporter

Editorial: Let’s not return to policing theologians

If fidelity oaths seem like something out of the Crusades, contemporary Catholics might be surprised to hear that the Vatican is still requiring some theologians and pastors to sign them.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said that Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery must affirm the church’s official positions on male-only priesthood, LGBTQ relationships, civil unions and gender identity.

A Message of Support from the Old Catholic Church

I received this message through the Italian magazine Aristarchus. It came in Italian, and below is a Google translate version.

The Old Catholic Church are a very interesting body. They originated among those who rejected some of the teachings of the First Vatican Council, mainly around the supreme authority of the Pope, and Papal Infallibility.  We could learn some things from them today in our own Church.


The Old Catholic Christian Church expresses its solidarity with the Congregation of Redemptorists and in particular with the Rev.

Interesting Article from National Catholic Reporter

This article is really interesting. It is quoting a number of American theologians reflecting on the Vatican document sent to me, and what the implications might be. Is it a sign of the CDF flexing their muscles, reacting to Francis and his more pastoral approach? Is it a sign of a new regime of censorship? Is Francis aware of what is happening?

For me it is an indication of how far and wid

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