Tag Archives: Dr. Edward Peters

A FEW HOPEFUL SIGNS FROM THE SYNOD

!!!!! ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH KURTZ Say it’s so, Joe, say it’s so by Dr. Edward Peters Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (Louisville KY) and I served together at the 2012 Synod and I was consistently edified by his example of love for the Church, … Continue reading

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CARDINAL BURKE MAKES SENSE OF THE NONSENSE OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

!!!! Some notes on Cdl. Burke’s EWTN interview by Dr. Edward Peters There are too many important passages in Raymond Cdl. Burke’s recent 29 minute interview with EWTN to quote and comment upon here. The entire interview should be seen by … Continue reading

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IT IS POSSIBLE TO SPEED UP THE MARRIAGE ANNULMENT PROCESS WITHOUT SACRIFICING JUSTICE

!!!! Cardinal Coccopalmerio Cdl. Coccopalmerio on streamlining the annulment process, and a new idea by Dr. Edward Peters Francis Cdl. Coccopalmerio, head of the Pontifical Council on Legislative Texts (a very influential position in canon law), has weighed in on three … Continue reading

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HOW CAN A CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY GET IT SO WRONG; EASY, HIRE A JOURNALIST TO WRITE ON THEOLOGICAL SUBJECTS

!!!! Some correctives to another bad news article on annulments by Dr. Edward Peters I’ve never actually shot fish in a barrel (the idea always seemed stupid to me) but let me say anyway that pointing out errors, sometimes serious errors, … Continue reading

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THE EXTRAORDINARY SYNOD OF BISHOPS IS OFF TO A SHAKEY START

!!!! A couple notes on John Allen’s notes by Dr. Edward Peters John Allen, semper legendus, has several interesting notes on the Synod. I react to just a few, modo Fr. Z. Allen: An annulment is a declaration that even though … Continue reading

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ONLY A FOOL LIVES IN AN INTELLECTUAL WORLD IN WHICH THERE ARE NO DISTINCTIONS

!!!! Is reception of Communion doctrinal or disciplinary? by Dr. Edward Peters In a recent brief interview Washington Archbishop Donald Cdl. Wuerl stated: “The reception of Communion is not a doctrinal given, it’s a pastoral application of a doctrinal position” (0:30). … Continue reading

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SOME BISHOPS ARE EITHER IGNORANT OF CANON LAW OR THEY CULPABLY IGNORE IT

!!!! Bishop Thomas McMahon of the Diocese of Brentwood in England   http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_INDEX.HTM   One should read Canon 844 before appealing to it by Dr. Edward Peters . . Per a report in ‘Protect the Pope’, Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood … Continue reading

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GOOD GRIEF, CHARLEY BROWN, DID YOU SLEEP THROUGH CONTRACTS 101?

!!!! Artist Jan van Eyck Year 1434 Type Oil on oak panel of 3 vertical boards Dimensions 82.2 cm × 60 cm (32.4 in × 23.6 in); panel 84.5 cm × 62.5 cm (33.3 in × 24.6 in) Location National Gallery, London No stroke of a pen will change the question underlying … Continue reading

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EVERYONE IS WILD ABOUT PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS, BUT BE CAREFUL SOME ARE INVALID IN THE CHURCH

!!!! A Catholic look at pre-nuptial agreements by Dr. Edward Peters Catholic discussion of “pre-nuptial agreements” (pre-nups) might be assisted by the following observations. First, although the Church’s position in regard to civil divorce is often presented as one of (a) … Continue reading

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WHEN IS A SECOND ‘MARRIAGE’ NOT A MARRIAGE

!!!! The banns of marriage, commonly known simply as the “banns” or “bans” (from a Middle English word meaning “proclamation,” rooted in Frankish and from there to Old French[1]), are the public announcement in a Christian parish church of an … Continue reading

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