Vatican Cardinal Breaks Ranks with Ghana’s Bishops on the Criminalization of Homosexual Acts

Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Ghana-born Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, has broken ranks with the bishops of Ghana, who have praised Parliament for passing legislation that criminalizes homosexual acts. “My position is contrary to what has just been passed, to criminalize anybody, if you are able … Read more

Vatican Smiles on Pelosi, Undercuts US Bishops

The Vatican certainly rolled out the red carpet for Nancy Pelosi. The blood-red carpet, you might say. Even as Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was urging faithful Catholics to pray for the wayward Speaker, that she might have a “conversion of heart,” a smiling Pope Francis was greeting her at the apostolic palace, giving the world no … Read more

Maskless Child-Killer Nancy Pelosi Welcomed With Open Arms by Vatican

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) discussed the environment, migration, and human rights during a visit to the Vatican on Friday. The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced the visit on Oct. 8 in a post on its Twitter account. It said: “We welcome Speaker Pelosi from the U.S. House of Representatives. We talked … Read more

Out-of-Touch Vatican Cardinal Says It’s Time to ‘Exit’ Abuse Scandals

When a top papal advisor earlier this week suggested that Catholic prelates “exit” the clerical abuse scandal, in order to lift the “cloud” hanging over the Church, there was an understandable uproar from victims. In effect, the resulting controversy involving Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, … Read more

It’s Clear Pope Francis ‘Owns’ This Synod

A Synod of Bishops is often described as the “Congress of the Catholic Church,” with the College of Cardinals being the Catholic Senate. Both comparisons are terribly inexact, beginning with the fact that neither Catholic body holds any real power because it’s all in the hands of the pope. Yet there are certainly parallels, beginning … Read more