When Sin Is Defined By Geography

For the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, sin is now a factor of geography. In the forty-some years since the BBC launched the political satire Yes, Minister ­– said to have been Margaret Thatcher’s favorite show – its relevance has only grown. Anyone who watches Sir Humphrey describe the Church of … Read more

Catholic Leaders Call on Bishops to Reject Fiducia Supplicans

‘Never in the history of the Catholic Church has a document of the Roman Magisterium experienced such a strong rejection’ as Fiducia Supplicans. Some 90 clergymen, scholars, and authors have published a new statement that joins the chorus of those Catholic voices opposed to the papally approved Fiducia Supplicans, a document permitting blessings of homosexual … Read more

Former CDF Official Critical of Fiducia Supplicans

I remain amazed and puzzled by how the publication of Fiducia Supplicans is affecting the Church—and by how the responses to it still seem to be under-perceived, downplayed, or ignored. Negative reactions to the document, and against specific contents of the document, have been strong, including those from entire bishops’ conferences and large numbers of … Read more

Pagans Worship Sex – Christians Worship God

Pagans worship sex and the body. Christians worship God. Alone. The pornographic cult, which has seized power in Rome, and which centers around the sexual act and the body as it relates to coition, is forbidden as sinful for Christians. Are the agents of disorder and subversion in the Vatican attempting to substitute the idolatry … Read more

Cardinal Zen Calls for Resignation of Cardinal Fernández

After authorizing blessings for homosexual couples, the head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, is facing backlash from multiple national churches and certain clerics across the globe. The newest reaction came from the former bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, who said that Cardinal Fernández has attributed … Read more

Abuse Survivors Deeply Troubled by Tucho’s Sex Book

Two sexual abuse survivors told OSV News they are deeply troubled by a recently resurfaced book on mysticism written several years ago by the Vatican’s doctrinal head that includes graphic descriptions of sexuality. “La pasión mística: espiritualidad y sensualidad” (“Mystical Passion: Spirituality and Sensuality”) — written in 1998 by then-Father and now Cardinal Víctor Manuel … Read more

JAHLF Calls for the Removal of Cardinal Fernández

The John Paul II Academy for Human Life and Family (JAHLF) feels obliged to express its astonishment and perplexity that Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández has accepted the role of Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith despite having in past decades written scandalous books of an erotic nature which border on pornography … Read more