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Gravest Crisis in Church’s 2000 Year History

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With the Vatican document for the Synod on the Amazon, the Bergoglian pontificate now has its official manifesto of the extreme left, based on “surreal socialism.” In addition to Trump and Salvini, Brazilian President Bolsonaro is now among its enemies, all three of them emblems of the hated Western civilization of peoples of the Judeo-Christian tradition which does not deny […]

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Questioning a Pope’s Prudential Judgement Is Not Schismatic – So What’s The Real Reason Fr. Vaughn Treco Was Excommunicated?

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If questioning a pope’s prudential judgments was schismatic, as it supposedly was for Fr. Vaughn Treco, then St. Paul would have been excommunicated. Saint Peter, or Cephas as he was called, was given a vision as recorded in chapter 10 of the Acts of the Apostles that the keeping of the Mosaic law was no longer required by God. This he taught infallibly […]

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Yakima Diocese Lists 21 Clerics With Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse

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The Catholic Diocese of Yakima has created a website identifying priests and deacons with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor during their ministries in Central Washington. Monsignor Robert Siler, chancellor with the Diocese of Yakima, announced the website in an email to media shortly before noon Wednesday. “Bishop Joseph Tyson, after thorough consultation […]

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Laxity in Seminaries as a Contributing Cause to the Sex-Abuse Crisis

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“Hide the handsome ones.” That was what was “jokingly” said when Theodore McCarrick would visit seminaries. It disgusts me that such “jokes” — which clearly portrayed a reality — did not lead to a thorough investigation of McCarrick decades ago. The likely reason they did not was that, for decades, U.S. seminaries not only tolerated but recruited […]

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Priest Excommunicated and Parish Closed After Homily Critical of Consciliar Popes

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A priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has been excommunicated, and his parish permanently closed, months after he criticized certain actions of various popes both during and after the Second Vatican Council. On April 1, Bp. Steven J. Lopes announced he had issued a decree of excommunication against Fr. Vaughn Treco, pastor […]