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‘Complete Lack Of Catholic Instinct:’ Catholics React To Leaders Canceling Meatless Lenten Obligations Due To Coronavirus

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Catholic dioceses have begun dispensing parishioners from their obligation to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. Another week dominated by news about the CO19 epidemic; another week without access to the sacraments. These are distressful times, and we are facing troubles that we could not have imagined, even a few weeks ago. As this […]

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US Bishops Must Address Charges Of Catholic Relief Services Collaborating With Evil

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The USCCB proclaims its confidence in the CRS but gives the faithful absolutely no reason to share that confidence. Since the beginning of this month, the Lepanto Institute has been releasing a series of damaging reports about Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official overseas charity of the US bishops’ conference. The reports show fairly conclusively that CRS […]

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This Man Works to Save Practicing Homosexuals from Their Sin – His Worst Opposition Comes from Catholic Bishops

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When he first began to explore the homosexual life, he was encouraged by Catholic priests. Joseph Sciambra is an angry man. He has plumbed the depths of the homosexual subculture. He has suffered for his involvement in promiscuity, pornography, drug abuse and self-abuse. He is still paying the price, in physical and psychological suffering. He […]

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Here’s How to End the CCHD Scandals

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Two true stories, both dating back to the Sunday before Thanksgiving, when the US bishops took up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD): In a parish in the south, a visiting priest was giving a strong homily about reverence for human life, explicitly condemning abortion, when a woman in the […]

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AT LAST: A Bishop Shows the Courage to Denounces His Predecessor’s Behavior

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One more reason to give thanks… Please understand the significance of this this news story. For the first time, an American bishop has denounced his predecessor for gross misconduct, demanded an apology, and sought restitution for victims from the offending prelate. Bishop Mark Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, wants the previous leader of that diocese, […]

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WATCH: Has Pope Francis Been Harboring a Sexual Predator?

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Did you think the McCarrick case hurt Pope Francis’ reputation as a reformer? The Zanchetta case is far more damaging. In January I wrote that the prosecution of Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta was potentially “a fatal blow to the Pope’s reputation as a reformer,” since it was Pope Francis—clearly, unequivocally, personally—who promoted and protected the […]

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On the Eve of the Amazon Synod

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As leaders of the Catholic Church prepare to open the Amazon Synod on Sunday, the fundamental question to ask is whether the focus will be on the Amazon basin or on its inhabitants—on the ecological health of Amazonia or on the spiritual welfare of the people who live there. The official topic of the event—“Amazonia: […]

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A Pope Who Doesn’t Fear Schism May Cause One

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“I am not afraid of schisms,” Pope Francis told reporters during his latest airplane press conference. Well, I am. And I’m afraid of any Roman Pontiff who isn’t afraid of splitting the universal Church. Which means that, yes, I’m afraid of Pope Francis. As we head into the Amazon Synod, there are numerous indications that the Pope and […]