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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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Catholic Apologist Expresses Bewilderment Over Church Silencing Faithful Priest But Not Dissenters

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A passionate evangelist for the Catholic faith called out the discrepancy between the hierarchy’s handling of priests who speak in defense of the Church amid the sexual abuse scandal versus those who foster a message counter to the faith. The disparity adds to the problem, and lay Catholics should not remain silent about it. Catholic apologist Doug […]

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UNBELIEVABLE: Vatican Said to Have Deemed McCarrick Sex Acts with 16-Year-Old Altar Boy as ‘Consensual’

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In a shocking reversal, the Vatican reportedly indicated that it deemed the allegations of sexual abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick against an altar boy, found to be credible by the Archdiocese of New York, to be “not credible,” essentially nullifying the grievous testimony upon which the Holy See’s case against the prelate was being built. […]

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Argentine Bishop Promoted by Pope Francis Accused of Abusing Seminarians

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An Argentine bishop, who suddenly resigned from his diocese in 2017 citing health reasons only to be appointed to a top Vatican administrative position by Pope Francis, is now under investigation for sexual abuse, the Vatican said in a statement today. Alessandro Gissoti, interim director of the Vatican Press Office, said today that accusations against […]

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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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No Place to Hide

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For a long time, the pope and the bishops were seen as “men apart,” occupying a lofty sphere that no layman could dare enter, with a special standing that blocked all criticism. This attitude has a reasonable foundation: We are dealing here with the successors of the apostles, with those who represent Christ the Good […]

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Pope Blames US Bishops for ‘Crisis of Credibility’ on Sex Abuse

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In the midst of a weeklong retreat held by American Catholic bishops in northern Illinois at Mundelein Seminary, Pope Francis sent an eight-page letter seeking to address the “crisis of credibility that you are experiencing as a Church” with regard to historic responses to charges of sexual abuse by clerics and subsequent cover-ups. He wrote, “We know that, […]

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Father George Rutler: ‘The Vatican has Become a Theological Chernobyl’

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The Vatican has become the equivalent of nuclear catastrophe in terms of its theology, a noted priest scholar said. Father George Rutler, citing a number of Pope Francis’ statements and acts, including the pope’s recent pronouncements on the death penalty, said the Church’s highest office is diminished when its obligations to the perennial teachings of the […]

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Perverse Pact Between Homosexual Priests and Contracepting Laity Lies at Heart of Catholic Crisis

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The Catholic Church continues to be rocked by highly credible allegations, most powerfully voiced by Archbishop Carlos Maria Viganò, of homosexual corruption in the highest echelons of the hierarchy. The rot appears to run from the top down to the level of dioceses and seminaries, where countless adolescents and seminarians have suffered sexual predation at the hands […]