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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 […]

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Archbishop Viganò: ‘The Abomination of Idolatrous Rites has Entered the Sanctuary of God’

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is urging the re-consecration of St. Peter’s Basilica, in light of what he calls “the appalling idolatrous profanations” that have been committed in its walls through the veneration of the Pachamama statue. In a new interview on the Amazon Synod with LifeSiteNews, Archbishop Viganò has said: “The abomination of idolatrous rites […]

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Amazon Synod Organizer: Final Document ‘Already Written’ But ‘No One Knows’ Who Wrote It

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A key organizer of the Amazon Synod has confirmed that the final document is “already written,” but has said that “no one knows” who wrote it. In comments to LifeSite outside the Synod Hall on Tuesday evening, Austrian-born Bishop Emeritus Erwin Kräutler of Xingu, Brazil, who is regarded as the principal author of the synod’s controversial working document, or Instrumentum […]

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Abp Viganò Urges Pope to Personally Answer Claims He Doesn’t Believe in the Divinity of Christ

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Following the Vatican’s second attempt to deny claims by atheist Italian journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, that Pope Francis told him he doesn’t believe in Christ’s divinity, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is urging the Pope himself to give a “clear answer.” In comments to LifeSiteNews after Thursday’s synod press briefing and denial of Scalfari’s claim, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò said: “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ […]

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Theologian Says Amazon Synod Attempting to ‘Demolish’ the Church From Within

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Another respected theologian is sounding the alarm on the upcoming Amazon Synod, saying it is an attempt to “create another church” by “demolishing” the true Church from within. Monsignor Nicola Bux, a theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s pontificate, said in a recent interviewthat “what we are […]

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BOMBSHELL: Vigano Says Pope Francis Is Lying About McCarrick

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For what appears to be the first time, Pope Francis has openly denied that he knew anything of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s immoral activities, directly contradicting Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s account of their conversation on the subject. “I didn’t know anything … nothing, nothing,” Pope Francis said in a new interview on Vatican News. In response, the […]