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SSPX and Infiltration of Sex Abusers

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Stories of sexual abuse and the protection of sexual abusers by the Society of St. Pius (SSPX) have recently been given a certain amount of publicity due to the hard journalistic work of Church Militant’s Christine Niles. The episodes that have come to light are horrifying and are documented by unimpeachable evidence — court judgments, credible eye-witness accounts and […]

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Vatican Finances: The Fox In The Henhouse

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So now the question is whether the Vatican will default on its financial obligations. When asked that question, the Vatican’s top financial officer replied, “No, I don’t think so.” That answer in itself does not inspire great confidence. But the more significant point is that the question of default has been raised—even by the Vatican’s […]

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider: ‘Appeal for the Church and the World’: A Catalyst for Honest Debate

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On May 8, 2020, a document titled Appeal for the Church and the World: to Catholics and all people of good will was published. Its initial signatories included, among others, three Cardinals, nine Bishops, eleven doctors, twenty-two journalists and thirteen lawyers. It is astonishing to see how representatives of the ecclesiastical, as well as political […]

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Pope’s Day of Blasphemy

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Pope Francis’ call for a multifaith day of prayer asking God “to end this pandemic” has provoked a blistering backlash, with thousands of Catholics accusing the pontiff of “syncretism,” “blasphemy” and “sacrilege.” “I would like to remind you that on May 14, believers of every religion are invited to unite themselves spiritually in a day of […]

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Could Curial Politics Stop a Vatican Finance Trial?

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As details continue to emerge about a raft of financial scandals at the Vatican Secretariat of State, some observers have been left wondering at the apparent lack of urgency or interest in the Holy See’s response. While vague updates have been issued about ongoing investigations, mounting political and diplomatic pressure behind the scenes could be […]

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In the Midst of a Pandemic – The Catholic Church Offered “Queer” Stations of the Cross

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During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lock-down, which caused the nationwide closing of churches and the cancellation of the Holy Mass, two separate Roman Catholic parishes, on different sides of the country, offered “queer” Stations of the Cross via social media. Most Holy Redeemer (MHR), located in the Castro District of […]