News & Commentary

Aggregated news and commentary from across the web regarding cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal.

Cardinal Marx: Homosexual Couples Can Get a Blessing from the Church

Cardinal Marx: Homosexual Couples Can Get a Blessing from the Church

Katholisch.de, Staff
According to Cardinal Reinhard Marx, homosexual couples can receive a blessing "in the sense of pastoral care" in the Catholic Church. But no marriage-like relationship is blessed with this, he said in an ...
Cardinal Sodano Deserves A Millstone

Cardinal Sodano Deserves A Millstone

Cardinal Angelo Sodano has resigned, at 92, as Dean of the College of Cardinals. Excerpt: Pope Francis used the occasion to express “my gratitude, including in the name of the ...
The Bransfield Report: WP Publishes Secret Vatican Document

The Bransfield Report: WP Publishes Secret Vatican Document

For months, civil authorities and Catholic parishioners have sought access to a secret church report about Michael J. Bransfield, the West Virginia bishop ousted for alleged sexual and financial misconduct ...
Wishing You a Pachamama Christmas?

Wishing You a Pachamama Christmas?

LifeSite News, Staff
Franciscans International has emailed out a Christmas card bearing the title Visitatio Mariae  ( translation: Visitation of Mary). This appalling and irreligious "Christmas" greeting from refers to the Visitation of ...
The Cross, the Life Jacket, and the Dangers of Idolatry

The Cross, the Life Jacket, and the Dangers of Idolatry

On December 19, 2019, Pope Francis met with 33 asylum-seekers from the Greek island of Lesbos, who were brought to Rome by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. To mark the occasion, a ...
Pope Francis’s Hermeneutic of Anti-Continuity

Pope Francis’s Hermeneutic of Anti-Continuity

Pope Francis’s Christmas address of December 21—the traditional feast of the doubting Thomas the Apostle and of the Ember Saturday of Advent—is exactly the antithesis of the famous “hermeneutic of ...
Vatican Rules In Favor of Openly Homosexual Priest Who Admits to Not Being Chaste

Vatican Rules In Favor of Openly Homosexual Priest Who Admits to Not Being Chaste

Novena News, Staff
Amsterdam priest Pierre Valkering, who came out of the closet during a public Mass in March, has won a Vatican appeal against his dismissal as pastor of the Vredeskerk Peace ...
Founder of Legionaries of Christ Reportedly Abused More Than 60 Boys

Founder of Legionaries of Christ Reportedly Abused More Than 60 Boys

El Pais, Staff
The congregation of the Legionaries of Christ , one of the great movements of Roman Christianity , has published its report on sexual abuse of minors in its bosom, mainly by its founder, the priest Marcial Maciel , three ...
Catholics Should Be Outraged at Peter’s Pence Bait-and-Switch

Catholics Should Be Outraged at Peter’s Pence Bait-and-Switch

If you asked loyal Catholics to subsidize a film dramatizing the life of Elton John, you'd get a disappointing return. But ask them to contribute to the needs of the ...
Pope Denounces ‘Rigidity’ as he Warns of Christian Decline

Pope Denounces ‘Rigidity’ as he Warns of Christian Decline

Pope Francis warned Saturday that “rigidity” in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield” of hatred and misunderstanding in a world where Christianity is increasingly irrelevant. Francis called ...
Viganò on Francis and Mary

Viganò on Francis and Mary

“For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in travail… They shall be turned ...
`Tsunami of Abuse Cases’ Strains Vatican Tribunal

`Tsunami of Abuse Cases’ Strains Vatican Tribunal

The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard ...
Vatican Publishes New Book Reducing ‘Sin of Sodom’ to ‘Lack of Hospitality’

Vatican Publishes New Book Reducing ‘Sin of Sodom’ to ‘Lack of Hospitality’

In what many see as an effort to normalize homosexuality in the Catholic Church, the Vatican has released a new book that reduces the “sin of Sodom” (Genesis 19:1–29) to ...
Vatican Biblical Commission Report Includes Significant Shift Toward Acceptance of Homosexual Acts?

Vatican Biblical Commission Report Includes Significant Shift Toward Acceptance of Homosexual Acts?

UPDATE 5: Vatican claims document does not signal opening to gay marriage. UPDATE 4: Michael Voris take on the report. UPDATE 3:  Edward Pentin’s commentary regarding earlier reports. UPDATE 2: ...
The Silence of the Bishops

The Silence of the Bishops

Complicit Clergy, Staff
Today Life Site News features a story stating Cardinal Raymond Burke has criticized the bishops for their failure to speak-out against the blasphemous Netflix film featuring Jesus as a gay ...
The False Prophets of Climate Change

The False Prophets of Climate Change

Due to teenage activist Greta Thunberg’s thunderous—and divisive—speech to the United Nations last week, climate change is getting another moment in the sun. It may be tempting to brush off ...
Vatican’s Investment Funds Were Vehicles for Italian Bank Fraud

Vatican’s Investment Funds Were Vehicles for Italian Bank Fraud

Two investment funds used by Vatican dicasteries were also used by a major Italian bank to conceal illegal investments for which the bank was eventually closed. On Friday, Maltese media ...
The Vatican and IDI Financial Scandal: A CNA Explainer

The Vatican and IDI Financial Scandal: A CNA Explainer

For more than a year, CNA has been following a Vatican financial scandal involving a bankrupt Italian hospital, a potentially illicit loan from the Vatican’s central bank, and a controversial ...
Pope Accepts Resignation of Papal Nuncio to France Who is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Pope Accepts Resignation of Papal Nuncio to France Who is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Crux, Staff
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the nuncio to France, who has been under investigation for sexual misconduct in France and in Canada. Announcing the archbishop’s ...
Catholic Activism, Not Repentance for Sexual Abuse, is What Forces Clergy to Resign

Catholic Activism, Not Repentance for Sexual Abuse, is What Forces Clergy to Resign

The Roman Catholic bishop of Buffalo, New York, Richard Malone, became the seventh U.S. bishop since 2015 to be forced out of power for his role in covering up clergy ...
Victims of Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Sue Pope Francis

Victims of Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Sue Pope Francis

Victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy are suing Pope Francis, claiming he and senior Vatican officials knew that a number of priests molested children but kept ...
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