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Exorcist: Priests Have ‘Obligation’ to Give Sacraments to Dying, ‘Regardless’ of What Bishops Say

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Exorcist and theologian Fr. Chad Ripperger says priests are under an obligation to give the sacraments to Catholics in imminent danger of death “regardless of what their bishop says.” With Catholics in turmoil and anguish over unprecedented bans on confession, cancellation of public Masses, and the locking of churches as the coronavirus pandemic continues, LifeSiteNews asked […]

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Archbishop Aquila Admonishes Brother Bishops Who Claim Abortion Not ‘Preeminent’ Voting Issue

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A U.S. archbishop published a commentary criticizing his brother bishops who claim that “climate change or immigration are assaults against human life that are just as morally serious as abortion and euthanasia.” In a piece composed for the Denver Catholic, Archbishop Samuel Aquila did not mince words about bishops who choose not to recognize abortion […]

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The Case for Drive-In Masses

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Most American Catholics no longer have access to public Masses, and may not have access for some time. The bishops’ suspension of public Masses reflects their concern about the spread of contagion. This is a legitimate concern. And yet the faithful need not remain separated from the Mass. Many pastors have chosen to live-stream their […]

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Nearly Half of Americans See Pandemic as Chastisement from God

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With the coronavirus pandemic causing unprecedented lockdowns and distress throughout the United States and around the world, my colleagues at The Joshua Fund and I have created two resources for pastors, ministry leaders, laypeople, and the media. First, after consulting with a number of senior pastors, theologians, and seminary professors, we have published a 12-page […]

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An Upside-Down World in the Archdiocese of Miami

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While Florida’s governor deems religious events as “essential services,” Archbishop Wenski urges priests to refrain from ‘drive through’ Confessions and Palms. Despite the fact that the governor of Florida’s recent “stay-at-home” order due to the coronavirus pandemic deems religious services as “essential activities” and permits public participation as long as “social distancing guidelines” are followed, […]

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Sorry, Cardinal Cupich, You Can’t Require Private Baptisms to Have Episcopal Approval

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Church law informs parents that they have an obligation—not just an option—to have their children baptised in the ‘first few weeks.’ Much has been written about the lack of Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) in the current public health situation, but I’d like to say something about the Sacrament of Baptism. This […]

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When Shepherds Abandon Their Sheep

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UPDATE: Bishop Coerver flipflops on confession ban after Governor tells churches they’re ‘essential services’ The worldwide situation is serious.  The underlying illness causing the situation is also serious. But the attitude of most bishops in most affected countries is simply despicable, repugnant, deserving all our contempt and disdain. Not content with having thrown the faithful […]

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Idaho Bishop Bans Mass ‘Ad Orientem’

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While the traditional Latin Mass is growing prolifically in Idaho and elsewhere, the bishop of Boise has forbidden priests from facing east, using Communion rails or incorporating traditional elements when offering Novus Ordo Mass. Published in the March-April issue of the Idaho Catholic Register is a February memo from Bp. Peter Christensen clarifying liturgical practices […]