Top Vatican cardinal wants streamlined annulments!
Breaking with tradition, the Vatican decided to withhold printed summaries of bishops’ remarks to the synod in a bid to encourage freer debate. Vatican spokesmen have staged daily briefings summarizing the debate, but without saying who said what. Judging from the latest heretical headlines no need to wonder why all the secrecy!
Absolute Heretics have infiltrated the Catholic Church. Why discuss sins that are an Abomination to God? Why offend God more? God is already too much offended with Newchurch of there is no God but three persons Heretic Bergoglio!! The Catholic Church today is anything but!!
We Were Warned…
“Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century… It will be difficult to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, and also that of Confirmation… The Catholic spirit will rapidly decay; the precious light of the Faith will gradually be extinguished…”
“Various heresies will be propagated in this land, then a free Republic. As these heresies spread and dominate, the precious light of Faith will be extinguished in souls by the almost total corruption of customs [morals]… The small number of souls who, hidden, will preserve the treasure of the Faith and the virtues will suffer an unspeakably cruel and slow martyrdom…”
Our Lady of Good Success implored that the people of this time should “clamor insistently” to the Heavenly Father for an end to ‘these ominous times’ sending to the Church a prelate and father (Bishop of Rome/Pope) who would restore the spirit to the priests.”
Our Lady of Good Success ora pro nobis.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s top legislator says he favors a radical change in how the Catholic Church handles marriage annulments to speed them up and reduce costs and red tape.
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio is a key member of a commission of experts Pope Francis appointed in August to study ways to streamline the process. Catholics have long complained that it can take years to get an annulment, if they can get one at all. Some dioceses in the developing world don’t even have a tribunal.
Catholic doctrine holds that a church marriage is indissoluble. An annulment is a judgment by a church tribunal that the marriage had some inherent defect from the start and can be declared null. Reasons can vary, including that the couple never intended for their marriage to last or that one of the spouses didn’t want children.
Coccopalmerio, head of the Vatican’s legislative texts office, said Thursday he favors letting individual bishops make nullity decisions in certain cases, changing what has been an exclusively judicial process to an administrative one on occasion. He also said removing an automatic appeal for all annulment cases, or reducing the number of judges from three to one on the tribunal, could help.
He spoke to reporters on the sidelines of a two-week meeting of bishops from around the world debating how church teaching on marriage, divorce, gays and sex can be more relevant to today’s Catholics.
Breaking with tradition, the Vatican decided to withhold printed summaries of bishops’ remarks to the synod in a bid to encourage freer debate. The change, however, has prompted protests by journalists shut out of the proceedings.
The Vatican’s doctrine czar, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, told one of the two Catholic TV broadcasters allowed inside the synod hall that the speeches should be made public.
“All Christians have the right to be informed about the intervention of their bishops,” he said.
Vatican spokesmen have staged daily briefings summarizing the debate, but without saying who said what.