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Public Opinion of Pope Plummets

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Pope Francis’ U.S. poll numbers have dropped precipitously amid growing criticism by priests and laity alike concerning his handling of the sexual abuse scandals now engulfing the Church. According to a poll conducted by CNN, less than half of all Americans (48 percent) now have a favorable view of Pope Francis, down from 66 percent in 2017 and 72 […]

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US Bishop Says Certain Bishops are Cause of Continued Presence of Predators in Seminaries and Parishes

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A U.S. bishop says it is not “clericalism” to blame for the scandals now rocking the Catholic Church but “immoral actions.” Laity are needed to lead the way, he says, as are prayer and fasting to drive out demonic forces and degeneracy in the priesthood. In a remarkable, strongly worded video statement recorded before the release of Archbishop Carlo […]

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Wuerl’s Latest Strategy: Run Away!

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Late Saturday night, not long after Viganò’s letter was made public by LifeSiteNews, the Archdiocese of Washington’s secretary for communications, Edward McFadden, said: “In spite of what Archbishop Viganò’s memo indicates, Cardinal Wuerl did not receive any documentation or information during his time in Washington, regarding any actions taken against Archbishop McCarrick.” But by Sunday […]

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Analysis: Accused Pennsylvania Priest Predators Preyed Mostly on Teen Boys

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A LifeSiteNews analysis of the scathing  Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report reveals that the vast majority of reported sexual predator priests were homosexuals, most of whom preyed on teenage boys. Nearly three-quarters of the offending priests were homosexual, while only about a quarter were heterosexual. Fewer than than 3% of their victims were adults, and of those, most were […]

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Catholics Blast Cardinal Wuerl’s ‘Solution’ to the McCarrick Sex Abuse Crisis

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Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s proposal to impanel a committee of bishops to investigate mounting allegations and evidence of systemic problems concerning the handling of sexual misconduct within the ranks of the U.S. bishops is being rejected––by esteemed laity as well as a fellow bishop. Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Albany just issued a statement in reaction […]

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Psychiatrist: Cardinal McCarrick Should be Laicized and His Enablers Should Resign

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Men who find fulfillment in their God-given vocation as protectors of their wives, children, youth, marriage, the culture and their country find Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s long history of sexually aggressive behavior against youth, seminarians, and adults totally incomprehensible. As a psychiatrist who has treated priests who sexually abused youth and who has written a psychological […]

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Cardinal Farrell Claims ‘Shock’ at Cardinal McCarrick Abuse. Really?

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A prelate who worked under Cardinal Theodore McCarrick––and who rose through the ranks thanks to McCarrick’s patronage––denies that he had any inkling of the Cardinal’s sexual abuses. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, recently appointed by Pope Francis as prefect of the nascent Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, said that he was “shocked” and “overwhelmed” at the […]