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St. Gallen Mafia Cardinal Danneels Dies

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Cardinal Godfried Danneels, 85, former head of the Mechelen-Brussels archdiocese in Belgium, has died. The 85-year-old retired cardinal died Thursday morning. The current archbishop of Mechelen and Brussels, Cdl. Jozef De Kesel, announced Cdl. Danneels’ passing, saying, “We continue to thank him gratefully. May he rest in God’s peace.” Danneels was part of a coalition of left-leaning Church […]

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Cupich to be Keynote Speaker at Dissident Priests’ Conference

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Cardinal Blase Cupich is slated to be the keynote speaker at the annual conference for a notorious dissident priests’ organization. The annual assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) will take place in June 2019, and the webpage for the event lists the Chicago cardinal as one of three main speakers. The event’s page notes that “Cupich welcomed AUSCP members […]

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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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Cardinal Ferrell Backs Fr. James Martin For World Meeting of Families

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A spokesperson for the archdiocese of Dublin has confirmed that a U.S. cardinal helped invite a pro-gay priest to speak at the World Meeting of Families (WMOF). The 2018 WMOF is taking place Aug. 21–26 in Dublin, Ireland. Included on the list of speakers at the international Catholic event is pro-gay Jesuit celebrity priest Fr. James Martin. One Irish […]