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Public Opinion of Pope Plummets

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Pope Francis’ U.S. poll numbers have dropped precipitously amid growing criticism by priests and laity alike concerning his handling of the sexual abuse scandals now engulfing the Church. According to a poll conducted by CNN, less than half of all Americans (48 percent) now have a favorable view of Pope Francis, down from 66 percent in 2017 and 72 […]

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McCarrick Was Key Figure in Treasonous Agreement with Communist Chinese Government

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NOTE: The following is a Google translation from the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine and thus may not be grammatically correct. These days leaked out that the long-prepared agreement between the Vatican and the Communist leadership in Beijing on the joint appointment of bishops should be signed in September. In view of the many abuse scandals that […]

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More Dioceses Raided in Chile

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The police raids on Catholic dioceses in Chile continue. On Sept. 13, the archdiocese of Concepión was raided by law enforcement, as were the dioceses of Valparaíso, Chillán and Osorno. The raids are part of an ongoing investigation by Chilean officials into cover-ups of clerical sex abuse by Catholic dioceses. Police raids like this have been happening […]

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Victims File Class Action Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Catholics are suing all eight dioceses in the state, claiming that Catholic leaders there systematically covered up ongoing sexual abuse by priests. A massive grand jury report released last month in the state has prompted a nationwide reckoning with the staggering scale of sexual abuse in the history of the Catholic Church and has […]

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Catholicism After 2018

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Theodore McCarrick has been stripped of his status as cardinal for pursuing young men throughout his clerical career. “­Uncle Ted” liked to take his “nephews” to bed with him. The public revelations of this fact evoked outrage. It was not so much that a churchman sinned as that he did so with impunity, protected by […]

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‘Awake And Do Your Duty’: A Hermit’s Open Letter to Catholic Bishops Amid Abuse Crisis

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Cardinal Maradiaga has accused Edward Pentin of being a “hitman” who is the “enemy of reform.”  This preposterous accusation comes from one of the Pope’s closest advisers. The mind simply boggles at this kind of language, which ill befits a Prince of the Church. I use this term advisedly, because this is the Achilles’ heel […]