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Rome Will Have to Choose

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There are two polarities in the Catholic Church today, and while these two polarities have existed together under the popes for a generation, that tension will not last much longer. This is nothing new. Situations like this have existed in the past, and the result is always the same — schism. Honestly, I don’t know […]

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Bishop DiMarzio Second U.S. Bishop to be Investigated Under Pope’s New Guidelines

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan is conducting an investigation into Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, following an allegation of sexual abuse. The investigation is being conducted under the provisions of Vos estis lux mundi, the Church law issued by Pope Francis last year on dealing with accusations against bishops. In a statement released Jan. 18, Joseph Zwilling, director […]

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Crazy Like a Fox

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Church Militant reports Pope Francis is attempting to mitigate the conflict that has arisen surrounding the publication of the book co-authored by Pope Benedict and Cardinal Sarah: Pope Francis has used his latest interview with his atheist journalist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, to deescalate media furor over the book on priestly celibacy published by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI […]

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The Prisoner of the Vatican

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In one of his last speeches before abdicating in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI decried the liberalism that had seeped into the Church after Vatican II. To this liberalism, he traced “so many problems, so much misery, in reality: seminaries closed, convents closed, the liturgy was trivialized.” But he then proceeded to hand the Church to […]

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Michigan Attorney General Charges Two Priests With Child Sexual Abuse

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Multiple charges have been filed in three Upper Peninsula counties against Gary Allen Jacobs and Roy Joseph, both former priests associated with the Catholic Diocese of Marquette. Gary Allen Jacobs, 74, of Albuquerque, N.M., is charged with multiple criminal sexual conduct counts, with incidents reportedly occurring between Jan. 1, 1981, and Dec. 31, 1984, in […]

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La Crosse Diocese Names 25 Former Priests Who Abused Children

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At least 25 priests who served in the Diocese of La Crosse over the past several decades sexually assaulted children, the diocese disclosed Saturday. The disclosure, posted at 4 p.m. on the diocese website at diolc.org, brings the total number of Catholic priests with substantiated accusations of sexual abuse in Wisconsin to nearly 160. The La Crosse diocese serves nearly […]