Doctrinal Anarchy: Edward Pentin points out in the National Catholic Register to a "doctrinal anarchy" in the Church as bishops advance contradictory positions on Amoris Laetitia, which the Vaticanista Marco Tosatti calls "Confusionis Laetitia". Pentin notices, that after Amoris Laetitia receiving Communion is allowed in one country and iws forbidden in another. Quote, "Thus your geographical location becomes the determining factor on whether you must adhere to traditional Church teaching and practice, or not." He quotes Monsignor Nicola Bux, "The first effect on the Church of such 'doctrinal anarchy' is division.”
Indifference? Charlie Gard is a nine-month-old English boy, who suffers from a rare genetic condition. Against the will of his parents the British High Court decided to take Charlie off life support. The Italian journalist Antonio Socchi comments, "If this were about parents, who wanted to get their child off life-support, the media would have campaigned in favour of their free choice. Why are there no big headlines for parents who want to care for their son? Not even Pope Bergoglio says anything. Indifferent."
Not Indifferent: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who visited Pope Francis on Saturday said, that Francis had encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the United States’ decision to withdraw. Merkel met with the pope for about 40 minutes in the Apostolic Palace.
Leftwing Church Without Future: U.S. born Maryknoll Father Miguel D’Escoto, a former Communist minister of Nicaragua, has died. In 2014, Pope Francis revoked his suspension as a priest he incurred in 1985 together with three other Communist priests. D'Escoto's death was mourned by the two Socialist countries Peru and Cuba. Left-wing political activity of many priests in Nicaragua did not help the Church. Since 1970 the Catholic population in Nicaragua has dropped by 43 per cent.