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Pope’s Preacher at U.S. Bishops Retreat Condemned ‘Riches’, But Silent On Homosexuality and Abuse

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The preacher of the papal household sent by Pope Francis to lead the pope-ordered spiritual retreat for the U.S. bishops from January 2-8 in Mundelein, Chicago, hardly touched sexual abuse or homosexuality but spent much time speaking about the evils of riches. Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, claimed in his talks that he was not “competent” […]

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Cardinal: Pope is ‘Ice Cold, Sly Machiavellian, and, What is Worse – He Lies’

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The German magazine Der Spiegel, one of the most influential political magazines in Europe, published a report on the failures of the papacy of Francis. LifeSiteNews already summed up the parts of this report about the involvement of Pope Francis in a cover-up of abuse cases in Argentina. But the Spiegel authors also make a report from their conversations with unnamed prelates in […]

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Cardinal Müller: Priests ‘Rightly Disobey’ Bishops Who Order Them to Give Protestants Communion

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Recently, when supportively presenting to his diocese the new German guidelines concerning Communion for some Protestants, the German Bishop Felix Genn of Münster has claimed that “As pastoral caretakers, we do not have the right to allow or to deny access to the Eucharist. It is irreconcilable, strictly, to deny Holy Communion.” As a direct […]

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Cardinal Müller Doubles Down on Link Between Clerical Abuse and Homosexuality

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In a new 27 November interview, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has restated his claim that homosexuality and clerical sexual abuse are clearly linked. He also says that, if there should be in fact a homosexual lobby in the Vatican, these persons’ own “doings should be strictly prohibited,” due to the “immense damage” they cause. Cardinal Müller, the […]

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McCarrick’s Online Footprint Suggests He was Deeply Involved in Doing Pope’s Bidding

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In light of the recently published book by the unofficial papal spokesman Andrea Tornielli – who now claims against Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that Pope Francis did not give McCarrick any “official” tasks during his pontificate – it might be worthwhile to review briefly some of the evidence published online that points to McCarrick’s influential role under […]

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Did Relaxing Canon Law Contribute to the Clerical Abuse Crisis?

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A prelate, a canon lawyer, and a theologian say sexually abusive priests should be excommunicated. A look into the new 1983 Code of Canon Law shows that the Church, with that code’s promulgation, introduced a laxer way of dealing with priestly child molesters and priests who are practicing homosexuals. This lenient change had grave consequences. Archbishop […]

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Dubia Cardinal Cites ‘Windswept House’ in Reference to Current Church Crisis

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Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, a German prelate and dubia signer, recently published an article in German in which he discusses the abuse crisis and especially the U.S. laity’s response and resistance to it. This cardinal strongly supports the laity’s role and points to other times in the Church’s history where the laity’s contribution was crucial for […]

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Source Says Vatican Cardinal Was At Drug-Fueled Homosexual Party And Pope Knows It

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Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, a close collaborator of Pope Francis, was present at the homosexual drug-fuelled party raided by the Vatican police in the summer of 2017 at which his secretary, Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, was arrested. A highly-placed Vatican source with direct knowledge, who must remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, tells LifeSite that the Pope himself […]

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Cardinal Linked to Homosexual Vatican Orgy Urged Leniency for Sex Abusers

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Benjamin Leven, a German theologian and editor, relates in a new essay how, according to his Vatican sources, it was Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio who at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) promoted the attitude of a lenient approach toward priests who have committed crimes of sexual abuse. Coccopalmerio is also said to […]