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Pope Francis: Amoris Laetitia is ‘The Magisterium of the Church’ on Divorced and Remarried

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Pope Francis told Jesuits in Thailand that how the Church should behave pastorally to Catholics who are “divorced and remarried” is found in chapter 8 of his controversial 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, a teaching that has been used by bishops around the world to allow Catholics living objectively in adultery to receive Holy Communion. The […]

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Cardinal Müller Warns ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ will Leave Church over Pachamama Idolatry

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The Vatican’s former head of doctrine has warned that “hundreds of thousands” of Catholics from the Amazon region will leave the Church as a result of being scandalized by seeing videos of the pagan idol “Pachamama” being worshiped in ceremonies during the recently-concluded Amazon Synod in Rome. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, 71, told Die Tagespost, a […]

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St. Peter Damian Society Takes Up Saint’s Work Fighting Homosexual Corruption in Clergy

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A group of Catholic laypeople has formed a society dedicated to fighting sexual corruption in the clergy. The St. Peter Damian Society, which was founded earlier this year, believes the best response to the ongoing sex scandals among Catholic clergy can be found in ancient traditions of the Church and an almost 1,000-year-old book called […]

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Led by Cupich and McElroy, 1-in-3 U.S. Bishops Vote AGAINST Calling Abortion ‘Pre-eminent’ Issue

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American Catholic bishops showed today that the current pontificate has divided them on fighting abortion as a social justice priority, voting 143-69 to keep the issue “pre-eminent.” This morning during the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the bishops debated, and voted upon, a letter based on the USCCB’s […]

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Vatican Omits Call for Women’s ‘Ministries’ from English Version of Amazon Synod’s Final Document

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In explosive suggestion for a new ministry for women has been left out of the “unofficial” working English translation of the Final Document of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region. In Paragraph 102 of the document, the original Spanish reads: Pedimos revisar el Motu Proprio de San Pablo VI, Ministeria quedam [sic], para […]

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Cardinal Müller: ‘Neither the Pope nor…Bishops can Change Dogmas…to Their Liking’

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A German cardinal asserted in a recent interview that not even the pope nor “a majority of bishops” can change dogmas of the faith or divine law to suit their own preferences. In an interview with La Repubblica, published yesterday, Cardinal Gerhard Müller vigorously defended the orthodox, traditional, understanding of the celibate Latin priesthood. When […]

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Vatican Police Raid Secretariat of State Looking for Evidence of Financial Corruption

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 Vatican police raided its own Secretariat of State this morning to seize evidence connected to suspicious financial transactions that have been allegedly carried out over time. According to a bulletin released by the Holy See’s Press Office, “documents and electronic devices” were seized from “certain offices of the First Section of the Secretariat of State and […]