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Pope’s Day of Blasphemy

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Pope Francis’ call for a multifaith day of prayer asking God “to end this pandemic” has provoked a blistering backlash, with thousands of Catholics accusing the pontiff of “syncretism,” “blasphemy” and “sacrilege.” “I would like to remind you that on May 14, believers of every religion are invited to unite themselves spiritually in a day of […]

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The Pope’s Labor Day Massacre

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Pope Francis has sacked six Vatican employees without waiting for their trials to end, while praying on Labor Day “for all workers, so that no one loses their job and everyone is properly paid.” At 9 p.m. on the eve of the Feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of workers, the Holy See Press Office announced in […]

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Vatican Urges Catholics to Share Ramadan

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The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is encouraging Christians to join in the Islamic iftar ‘ritual’ meal on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Ramadan. In a Ramadan greeting to “Muslim brothers and sisters” Friday, the Vatican dicastery called upon Christians and Muslims to “protect together” mosques and churches and quoted the prophet Isaiah 56:7 […]

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Vatican Faces Fiscal Meltdown

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The Vatican is announcing draconian cost-cutting measures to stave off an impending financial meltdown triggered by the closure of the Vatican museums and other tourist sites following the pandemic. On Wednesday of Holy Week, the Governorate of the Vatican City State issued an internal memo predicting “heavy repercussions” for “the economic and financial situation of the Holy See and of the State of […]

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Feminists Demand Women Clergy as Prelude to Abolishing Priesthood

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Catholic feminists in Western Europe are mounting an open “revolt” on March 1 demanding the ordination of women, while asserting that the creation of female priests is “only an interim solution” to their ultimate goal of abolishing the hierarchical priesthood. Jesus broke with all hierarchies and would not “even want to build a priesthood,” says Lisa Kötter, co-founder of […]

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Vatican Cleric Claims Catholics Can Be Freemasons

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Masonic Grand Master hails pronouncement as breakthrough in reconciliation Eight popes over 200 years in a barrage of 20 legal interdicts have condemned Freemasonry, pronouncing automatic excommunication against any Catholic who becomes a member of a masonic lodge. Now, a new book by an official of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is claiming that a practicing […]

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Church Historian Says Pope Francis Skating On Thinnest Ice Ever

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A distinguished Church historian who fled the tyranny of Fidel Castro is warning that Pope Francis is theologically “skating on the thinnest ice that anyone — not just living, but dead or watching — is.” “It is very rare” for a pope to be accused of unorthodoxy or perhaps even heresy, Carlos M. N. Eire, professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale […]

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Bishop Authorizes Gender-Neutral Baptisms for Gay Couples

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A Catholic diocese in northeastern France is endorsing new “gender-neutral” language in ecclesiastical baptismal registers after the bishop issued a letter recommending the removal of all references to “father” and “mother.” The traditional terms for parents will be replaced on a default basis with “the name of the parents or other holders of parental authority.” The bishop of Langres defended the new […]