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Having divorced and ‘remarried’ Catholics teach religion violates Church law: Canon lawyer

[…] nevertheless be ‘outstanding in … the witness of Christian life’ (c. 804) such that they could be ‘ideal for the teaching of the Catholic religion,’” writes Peters in a recent entry on his blog, “In the Light of the Law.” Peters links to a March 13 LifeSite article about Marcello Semeraro, who is the bishop of the Italian diocese of Albano, and who has indicated his desire to give Catholic teaching positions in some cases to those who are living in invalid second marriages.  Semerano, who is a close adviser to Pope Francis, has also said that he wants to […]
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How a global ‘LGBT’ coalition is lobbying the Vatican Youth Synod

[…] fullness of the Church’s doctrine on the issue. Support from the C-9 secretary? LifeSite discovered this global “LGBT” coalition after news this week that Pope Francis’ secretary to the C-9 Council of Cardinals had delivered an address to one of its Italian affiliates near Rome. Speaking at Italy’s 5th Forum of “LGBT” Christians on Oct. 6, Bishop Marcello Semeraro took up Pope Francis’ image in Amoris Laetitia, n. 299 of the Church as a welcoming mother who desires to integrate divorced and civilly married Catholics, and broadened it to include those in the “LGBT” movement. The bishop, however, failed to reassert the Church’s teaching regarding homosexuality, saying that […]
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Pope Francis appoints 13 new cardinals, some of whom are pro-LGBT, back communion for adulterers

[…] cardinals, there will be 128 cardinal electors, eight more than the canonical limit.” US archbishop who is pro-LGBT Among the named cardinal electors are archbishops known for heterodox stances: Wilton D. Gregory of Washington, D.C.; the Maltese Mario Grech of the Vatican-based Secretary of the Synod of Bishops; Italian Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints; and Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago, Chile. The most well-known among them, Archbishop Gregory, has been a source of controversy for his heterodox views, political statements, and involvement in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) handling of […]
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‘Enough debating!’ Vatican archbishop says it’s time to accept Amoris Laetitia

[…] And they don’t ask about receiving communion. They speak about being listened to, being welcomed.” Paglia’s decision to emphasize the teaching of Amoris laetitia, which permits divorced and remarried couples to be fully integrated into parish life, follows the recent announcement that one of the pope’s closest advisors, Bishop Marcello Semeraro, is implementing such a policy in his own Italian diocese, permitting divorced and invalidly remarried couples to function as lectors, catechists, and godparents.  Semeraro’s plan has been publicly condemned by eminent canon lawyer Edward Peters, who recently wrote that the Code of Canon Law, particularly canon 804, was being […]
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On Italy’s Family Day, the Catholic Majority spoke

[…] The first Family Day in 2007, was promoted in fact by the Italian Bishops against the legalization of civil unions (DICO), correctly presented as an open door to homosexual pseudo-marriage. Today we hear it said that we should need to accept civil unions, specifically to avoid so-called gay-marriage. Monsignor Marcello Semeraro, Bishop of Albano, among others, says so in an interview: “In principle, I have no objections to the fact that judicial consistency is given to these unions under the public profile. It seems to me that the reaction regards the issue of generativity and adoptions, not the public recognition […]
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Why we fear the Ordinary Synod on the Family is being manipulated

[…] Lorenzo Cardinal Baldisseri, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops Archbishop Bruno Forte, Special Secretary of the Synod of Bishops Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington John Atcherly Cardinal Dew, Archbishop of Wellington Also considered “progressive” are Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Bishop of Albano, and Adolfo Nicholas Pachon, Superior General of the Society of Jesus. 7. A committee has been established to supervise the synod… and it will include Cardinal Baldisseri and Archbishop Forte At this morning’s press conference Cardinal Baldisseri reassured journalists that there was no need to be concerned […]
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Can faithful Christians save the World Meeting of Families from the gay lobby?

[…] in the scandals of the episcopate in their countries, while – although in a very different situation – the Australian cardinal George Pell has had to return to Australia to defend himself against accusations of providing cover for priests accused of pedophilia. The secretary of the C9 then, Monsignor Marcello Semeraro, has been hosting the national meeting of the LGBT Christian groups for many years now in his diocese (Albano Laziale). Nor should we forget the sad news story in 2017 that featured the personal secretary of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, involved in a case of gay parties […]
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No, there isn’t any sign the Church has learned from the McCarrick case

[…] said the Pope last year), and whose auxiliary bishop Juan José Pineda had to resign in July 2018 because of episodes of sexual abuse in the seminary. Nor can we forget the “rumors” from his home region of Apulia that accompany the swift ascent of the recently appointed cardinal Marcello Semeraro, who turned his current diocese of Albano into the Italian capital of LGBT Christians. Coming back to McCarrick, let’s recall that various American bishops were appointed thanks to the former cardinal’s sponsorship. We could continue along this same line. No, there isn’t any sign that the Church has learned […]
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