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Bishop McKnight: Lay Involvement Needed ‘To Make Darn Sure That We Bishops Do Not Harm The Church’

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Pointing to the anemic nature of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) measures to deal with episcopal accountability, a bishop pressed for mandatory lay involvement in investigating allegations against bishops concerning sexual abuse and cover-up. During a discussion preceding the approval of Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City stood up and […]

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Is Cardinal Cupich Complicit In The Sin of Abortion?

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Cupich Defends Giving Holy Communion To Pro-Abortion Politicians Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago defended giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, saying, “I think it would be counterproductive to impose sanctions, simply because they don’t change anybody’s minds.” Cardinal Cupich expressed his position in the wake of Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois barring pro-abortion legislators […]

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Pontifical University Bans Top Scholar Who Signed Letter Accusing Pope Francis Of Heresy

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One of the English-speaking world’s greatest living scholars of Classical philosophy was told he has been barred from all Pontifical Universities after he signed an Open Letter along with a number of prominent clergymen and scholars accusing Pope Francis of committing heresy. Professor John Rist, 83, who converted to Catholicism from agnosticism in 1980, told LifeSiteNews that […]

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BOMBSHELL: Vigano Says Pope Francis Is Lying About McCarrick

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For what appears to be the first time, Pope Francis has openly denied that he knew anything of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s immoral activities, directly contradicting Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s account of their conversation on the subject. “I didn’t know anything … nothing, nothing,” Pope Francis said in a new interview on Vatican News. In response, the […]

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After Disappointing November Meeting, US Bishops Plan to Revisit Sex Abuse in June

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Next month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will meet in general assembly in Baltimore. The bishops left their November meeting without any decisive action towards ensuring accountability for bishops. Since then, the American bishops have gone on retreat together — at Pope Francis’ request — and the leaders of national episcopal conferences have met […]

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Buffalo Diocese Denies ‘Crackdown’ on Seminarians – Sources Say Otherwise

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The Diocese of Buffalo and Christ the King Seminary are unequivocally denying a report that the seminary is conducting a leak investigation into seminarians who spoke up about diocesan priests having vulgar conversations at a party held at a parish rectory last month. Local ABC affiliate WKBW reported Friday that seminary officials were interrogating the seminarians in the […]

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Vatican’s Former Doctrine Chief Sounds Alarm On Francis’ Plans To Reorder Curia

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The Vatican’s former doctrine chief has strongly criticized a draft document containing Pope Francis’ plans for an overhaul of the curia — where “doctrine” is expected to take a backseat to “evangelization” — stating that the plans do not contain a “convincing concept of the origin, essence, and mission of the Church,” and, pointing out […]

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Pope Francis Calls For New ‘Supranational’ Authorities To Enforce United Nations’ Goals

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Pope Francis made a strong new push for globalism on Thursday, calling for a supranational, legally constituted body to enforce United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and implement “climate change” policies. Speaking to members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the Pope said: “When a supranational common good is clearly identified, there is need for a […]