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‘Complete Lack Of Catholic Instinct:’ Catholics React To Leaders Canceling Meatless Lenten Obligations Due To Coronavirus

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Catholic dioceses have begun dispensing parishioners from their obligation to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. Another week dominated by news about the CO19 epidemic; another week without access to the sacraments. These are distressful times, and we are facing troubles that we could not have imagined, even a few weeks ago. As this […]

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Are Lawyers And Lobbyists “Forgotten Suffering Populations?” – CRS Thinks So

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On March 17, in the midst of the Wuhan Coronavirus crisis, the USCCB’s Executive Committee took time out to issue a statement defending Catholic Relief Services. “In the name of our Catholic faith, the donors, staff, and volunteers of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) deliver life-saving food, medicine, shelter, and training to the most vulnerable of […]

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US Bishops Must Address Charges Of Catholic Relief Services Collaborating With Evil

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The USCCB proclaims its confidence in the CRS but gives the faithful absolutely no reason to share that confidence. Since the beginning of this month, the Lepanto Institute has been releasing a series of damaging reports about Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official overseas charity of the US bishops’ conference. The reports show fairly conclusively that CRS […]

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‘Terrible’ Vatican-China Deal Sending Catholics ‘To Catacombs’

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The Holy See must reconsider pastoral guidelines it issued last year encouraging Chinese clergy to join the country’s official state-run church and urgently make its secret 2018 agreement with China public, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kuin has insisted. In March 20 comments to the Register, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong said he finds it “incredible” […]

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Birmingham Gets Bad Bishop?

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The new bishop of Birmingham, Alabama, Steven Raica, is bringing a sordid record with him to the hometown of Mother Angelica’s Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). EWTN was formed by Mother Angelica in large part to oppose much of the agenda of homosexualist and/or dissenting bishops. Raica, who had served as bishop of the Michigan diocese […]

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The Shepherds the Church Needs Now

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Most Catholics understand the need to suspend public Masses, and many of us thank the bishops for following the directives of public officials. Not all of us, though. There are some who think it is never right to suspend public Masses, for a wide variety of reasons. It is not my purpose here to evaluate […]

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Pope Francis: Coronavirus Pandemic Is Pachamama ‘Throwing a Tantrum’

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Francis speaks as if “Nature” is a person. Asked by a Spanish journalist via Skype whether the COVID-19 pandemic is nature’s way of taking “revenge” on humanity, the pontiff suggested that nature is calling for attention. “There’s a saying, which you have heard: ‘God always forgives. We sometimes forgive. Nature never forgives,’” the pope said. […]

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Court-Appointed Official Says Vatican Failing on Accountability in Nienstedt Case

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A court-appointed official for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is alleging that the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops is failing to comply with new protocols for bishop accountability created by Pope Francis with regard to a potential investigation into former Archbishop John Nienstedt. Nienstedt led the archdiocese from 2008 until resigning under fire in […]

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WATCH: Exorcist Says Coronavirus Is Punishment For Pachamama Worship

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  The coronavirus is a “punishment” for the Pachamama worship practiced in the Catholic Church, Filipino Father Edgardo “Bing” Arellano explained in a March 19 homily (video sequence below). Arellano is a canon lawyer, exorcist, and former EWTN host. Referring to Exodus 20, he added that disobeying the First Commandment and worshipping idols like Pachamama […]