On this week's two-part episode of The Bishop Strickland Show, Bishop Joseph Strickland calls on pastors to speak up in defense of the truth and says the thought of hell should be a 'wake-up call' for us to repent.
Homosexual ‘blessings’ endorsed by Fiducia Supplicans ‘cannot be accepted by the Catholic faithful, and especially by those who, in assuming an ecclesiastical office, have taken the Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity,’ Cardinal Müller declared.
Currently, the Vatican must grant theologians the so-called 'nihil obstat' (Latin for 'nothing hinders'), i.e., a decision that the person's conduct has been in line with Catholic teaching, before they can teach theology at a Catholic university.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former head of the Congregation (now Dicastery) for the Doctrine of the Faith, commended the African bishops for correcting the errors of Fiducia Supplicans during a recent interview with Raymond Arroyo.
Pope Francis emphasized that the extra-liturgical blessings 'do not require moral perfection to be received' and 'that when a couple spontaneously approaches to ask for them, one does not bless the union, but simply the people who together made the request.'
According to the John Paul II Academy, 'These scandalous episodes show that Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández does not have the necessary minimum qualities required to fulfil the role of defender of the faith.'
Fathers Kevin Kennedy and Jerald Geronimo of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco announced they will not bestow blessings on 'couples in irregular unions, including same-sex couples.'