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4 New York Priests Placed on Leave After Abuse Allegations

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Four priests from the New York Roman Catholic Archdiocese have been placed on administrative leave following allegations of abuse of minors reaching back decades. The newspaper Catholic New York reported this week that the prelates’ ministries are temporarily restricted. In a letter sent to members of three different parishes, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the spiritual head of the […]

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Cardinal Müller: ‘Neither the Pope nor…Bishops can Change Dogmas…to Their Liking’

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A German cardinal asserted in a recent interview that not even the pope nor “a majority of bishops” can change dogmas of the faith or divine law to suit their own preferences. In an interview with La Repubblica, published yesterday, Cardinal Gerhard Müller vigorously defended the orthodox, traditional, understanding of the celibate Latin priesthood. When […]

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The Rhine Flows Into the Amazon

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The pope’s silly synod is an attempt by German heretics to turn the Church into an annex of the UN. Pope Francis spent a brief period of his Jesuit formation in Germany. He was sent there to get a doctorate in theology, but, finding the work tedious and feeling homesick, he returned to Buenos Aires. […]

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Amazon Synod: Where We Are After Week One

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Priestly celibacy, the role of women, and Scalfari’s latest claims: this has been an intense week at the Vatican The working sessions at the synod assembly broke for lunch on Friday morning, with Synod Fathers still in the small groups into which they split the previous day. It is in these groups that a lot […]

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Vatican Confirms: Women Already in Diaconate Formation

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Should anyone really be surprised? In yesterday’s Amazon Synod briefing, Vatican News reported on a presentation given by Bishop Wilmar Santin, O.CARM., of Itaituba, Brazil, in which he recounted a conversation with His Hereticalness: The Pope said he [Santin] should start with what the Church already allows: the permanent diaconate. Acording to the Vatican News […]

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Out-of-Touch Vatican Cardinal Says It’s Time to ‘Exit’ Abuse Scandals

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When a top papal advisor earlier this week suggested that Catholic prelates “exit” the clerical abuse scandal, in order to lift the “cloud” hanging over the Church, there was an understandable uproar from victims. In effect, the resulting controversy involving Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, […]