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Vatican Bishop DEFENDS Giving Communion To Pro-Abort Argentine President and His Concubine

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A Vatican bishop has defended giving Holy Communion to the pro-abortion president of Argentina and his mistress during their recent visit to the Vatican, saying it is a “problem” only for U.S. Catholics and Cardinal Raymond Burke. The bishop accused this journalist of being a “fanatic” for challenging him on it. In comments to LifeSite […]

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Bishop Schneider: ‘The Pope Cannot Be Silent As He Watches The Wolves Devour The Flock’

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Pope Francis has the duty to prevent bishops in Germany from leading clergy and faithful down the “synodal path” over the precipice of heresy, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has said. In a new statement published today on the German-language outlet Kath.net (see official English text below), the auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan, argued that the “synodal path” is […]

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Archbishop Viganò Denounces Benedict’s Secretary for ‘Abusive and Systematic Control’ of Pope Emeritus

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In the wake of the controversy surrounding the genesis of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s new book with Benedict XVI on priestly celibacy, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a testimony denouncing Archbishop Georg Gänswein for what he calls his “abusive and systematic control” of the pope emeritus. “It is time to reveal the abusive and systematic […]

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Cardinal Zen Urges Other Cardinals to Stop the ‘Murder of the Church in China’

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Cardinal Joseph Zen, the leading voice for persecuted Catholics in China, has sent a letter to the College of Cardinals imploring them to denounce the recent agreement the Vatican signed with China’s communist government. Together with the letter, the 87-year-old bishop emeritus of Hong Kong has also shared with his brother cardinals several “dubia” that […]

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Influential Priest Under Fire for Criticism of Pachamama Scandal at Vatican

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An influential and highly regarded priest has come under fire from a left-leaning American news outlet for comments critical of the honors bestowed upon “Pachamama” in St. Peter’s Basilica and the Traspontina Carmelite Church in Rome during the Amazon Synod. In a Dec. 5 article for the ‘People’ section of the National Catholic Reporter, Chicago-based correspondent Heidi […]

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Bishop Apologizes to Unrepentant Adulterers and Invites Them Back to the Sacraments

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In a remarkable pastoral letter, issued by Bishop Renato Marangoni of the northern Italian diocese of Belluno-Feltre, those who have separated from their legitimate spouses and attempted marriage in a civil forum have received an apology for the Church’s prior fidelity to her unbroken apostolic discipline, which had hitherto prevented them from receiving absolution and […]

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Amazonian Shaman Who Led Vatican Tree-Planting Ceremony Admits Its Pagan Significance

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The female indigenous leader who planted a tree alongside Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens ahead of the Amazon Synod was clear from the beginning about the syncretistic and pagan meaning of the act which, she explains, was intended to “satisfy the hunger of Mother Earth” and reconnect with “the divinity present in the Amazonian soil.” […]

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Bishop Schneider Recommends ‘Prayer of Reparation’ for Idolatrous Acts at Amazon Synod

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider is inviting all Catholic faithful to pray a special prayer of reparation for the “idolatrous” acts committed during the Amazon Synod. In comments to LifeSite, Bishop Schneider said he hopes the prayer of reparation (see full text below) will be “spread widely.” He added that it is intended as a “help for […]