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Will Compulsion Succeed Where Conversion has Failed on Vatican Financial Reform?

Will Compulsion Succeed Where Conversion has Failed on Vatican Financial Reform?

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Maybe what Pope Francis really needs right now is somebody to put a gun to the head of the system. When Pope Francis recently addressed the ongoing financial reform of ...
Disgraced Religious Order Tried to Get Abuse Victim to Lie

Disgraced Religious Order Tried to Get Abuse Victim to Lie

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Her son had been sexually abused by a priest of the Legion of Christ, a disgraced religious order. And now she was calling Cardinal Valasio De Paolis — the Vatican ...
Waiting on the Promised McCarrick Report: 500 Days and Counting

Waiting on the Promised McCarrick Report: 500 Days and Counting

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Earlier this month, the Vatican reported that the report on disgraced ex-U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been completed. But its still uncertain as to when and whether the report will ...
McCarrick Secretly Gave Nearly $1 Million to Group Led by Cleric Accused of Sexual Misconduct

McCarrick Secretly Gave Nearly $1 Million to Group Led by Cleric Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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In the years before his removal from ministry, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick secretly gave nearly $1 million to a controversial group of Catholic missionaries and supported leniency for its founder after ...
German Dioceses Embark on Lenten Fast to Save Planet from 'Climate Change'

German Dioceses Embark on Lenten Fast to Save Planet from ‘Climate Change’

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Several Catholic dioceses in Germany are participating in a campaign that encourages fasting in order to protect the planet from “climate change.” In a brochure created by the campaign “Klimafasten,” ...
WATCH: Prosecutors Find Evidence Ohio Priest Was Engaged In Child Prostitution

WATCH: Prosecutors Find Evidence Ohio Priest Was Engaged In Child Prostitution

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The Strongsville priest who was charged with possession of child pornography may be facing additional charges, according to the Geauga County Clerk of Courts. On Jan. 8, Reverend Robert McWilliams ...
WATCH: Detroit Parishioners Sue Archdiocese To Get Back Their Ousted Priest

WATCH: Detroit Parishioners Sue Archdiocese To Get Back Their Ousted Priest

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After 41 years in the priesthood, Father Eduard Perrone wasn’t prepared for the hellfire that tore through his parish last summer: He was accused of molesting an altar boy decades ...
Fresno DA: Homosexual Abuse Allegations Against Craig Harrison Are "Credible"

Fresno DA: Homosexual Abuse Allegations Against Craig Harrison Are “Credible”

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Fresno law enforcement have found homosexual abuse allegations against a local priest “credible,” but won’t pursue prosecution owing to the statute of limitations. The Fresno County district attorney (D.A.) issued ...
Vatican Urged to Partner with Population Controllers on Pope’s Global Education Pact

Vatican Urged to Partner with Population Controllers on Pope’s Global Education Pact

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American economist and population control proponent Jeffrey Sachs has announced that potential funding partners for Pope Francis’s May 2020 Global Education Pact to create a “new humanism” include U.S. billionaire ...
WATCH: West Michigan Dioceses Refuse to Release Pedophile Priests Lists

WATCH: West Michigan Dioceses Refuse to Release Pedophile Priests Lists

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In the face of an ongoing Michigan Attorney General’s investigation, most of the state’s Catholic dioceses have released lists of priests credibly accused as pedophiles. Those lists include 135 names, ...
McCarrick's Former Secretary: He Was 'A Devourer Of Souls'

McCarrick’s Former Secretary: He Was ‘A Devourer Of Souls’

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A priest who was the personal secretary of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick said he is sickened by manipulative fundraising tactics employed while McCarrick was Archbishop of Washington. The priest called ...
Why Would The Vatican Do A Deal With A Corrupt Regime?

Why Would The Vatican Do A Deal With A Corrupt Regime?

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Cardinal Zen: ‘The Vatican lost everything, got nothing’ 2/15 #CoronavirusOutbreak “I know when I speak up, I am in danger but I can not tolerate any longer! All the residents ...
The Pope’s Slippery 'Synodal Way'

The Pope’s Slippery ‘Synodal Way’

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His exhortation about the Amazon synod raises more questions than it answers. Typical of a Jesuit,” said Archbishop Bruno Forte in 2016, as he reflected on the deviously indirect style ...
WATCH: Cardinal Tobin Hasn't Lived-Up to Promise of Transparency on Sexual Abuse

WATCH: Cardinal Tobin Hasn’t Lived-Up to Promise of Transparency on Sexual Abuse

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A Catholic Church tribunal has arrived at a long-awaited decision in the case of Monsignor George Trabold — more than five years after he stepped down as pastor of a ...
USCCB Staffers Reverse Bishops’ Decision On Abortion

USCCB Staffers Reverse Bishops’ Decision On Abortion

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USCCB “Deep State” Employees Defy Their Bosses At the USCCB’s annual meeting last November, America’s bishops considered updating their document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizens. The text, published every ...
Donations to D.C. Archdiocese’s Down Nearly a Third After Year of Controversy

Donations to D.C. Archdiocese’s Down Nearly a Third After Year of Controversy

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The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington’s key annual fundraising appeal took in nearly a third less money in 2019, after sexual misconduct and mismanagement scandals involving some of the region’s most ...
Francis’s Silence, Ratzinger's Tears, and That Never-Published Statement

Francis’s Silence, Ratzinger’s Tears, and That Never-Published Statement

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BXVI had to dodge Ganswein to call Sarah on 1/15 – they wept together on phone – BXVI then met with Sarah on 1/17 and wrote a statement – the ...
WATCH: FBI Arrests Professor from Buffalo's Christ the King Seminary for Death Threats Against Reporter

WATCH: FBI Arrests Professor from Buffalo’s Christ the King Seminary for Death Threats Against Reporter

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Agents from the FBI’s Buffalo field office have arrested Paul Lubienecki in connection to a death threat made against 7 Eyewitness News investigative reporter Charlie Specht. Lubienecki appeared in federal ...
WATCH: Four Priests From Same Phoenix Parish Accused of Child Molestation

WATCH: Four Priests From Same Phoenix Parish Accused of Child Molestation

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Two lawsuits filed in Maricopa County Court on Tuesday name two more priests accused of child molestation and sexual assault with ties to the Valley. The documents also allege a ...
Cardinal Zen Tells Congressmen: China Wants Vatican 'Surrender'

Cardinal Zen Tells Congressmen: China Wants Vatican ‘Surrender’

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Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has said that the situation of the Church in China is dire. The cardinal also predicted the end of the underground ...
Cardinal Marx Says Married Priests Still Up For Debate: 'By No Means Is It Off The Table'

Cardinal Marx Says Married Priests Still Up For Debate: ‘By No Means Is It Off The Table’

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx has emphasized that the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Querida Amazonia” is not intended to replace the final document of the Amazon synod published last October. The final document ...