Priest Says Attacks Against Carmelites of Philadelphia are ‘Part of Greater War Against Contemplative Religious’

LifeSite’s recent reports on Rome’s suppression of a historic Carmel monastery in Philadelphia, which was the first foothold in the U.S. for the devotion to St. Therese of Lisieux, has received many responses. Many Catholics, not only in Philadelphia, but in the entire U.S., are indignant about how Rome tried to discourage the preservation of … Read more

Dutch Bishop Leaves ‘Vile’ Synod On Synodality: ‘The Holy Spirit Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With It’

Bishop Robert Mutsaerts, the auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, has published a statement on his blog, commenting on the Synod on Synodality, especially its October 27 new working document “For a synodal Church: communio, participatio, mission,” which is calling for a female diaconate and uses the language of the LGBT agenda. … Read more

‘They are Profiting from the Closure of the Monastery’: Rome Suppresses Carmel in Philadelphia

Troubling news is coming to us from Philadelphia. Already in February, unbeknown to the general public, the Congregation for Religious Institutes under Cardinal João Braz de Aviz suppressed the historic 120-year-old Carmel in Philadelphia that was the cradle of the devotion to St. Therese of Lisieux in this country. Sources told LifeSiteNews that it appears … Read more

Cardinal Müller: Obedience is Not Owed to an ‘Obviously Heretical Bishop’

In an interview for German Catholic website with LifeSiteNews journalist Maike Hickson, Cardinal Gerhard Müller expounded on his three-week long trip to the U.S. and Mexico and other pressing matters in the Church and society. On the topic of his recent interview on EWTN, Hickson asked Müller to expand on his criticism of the … Read more

Bishop Schneider: Obedience Has Limits – Where There is Sin, We Have a Duty to Disobey

Bishop Athanasius Schneider kindly gave LifeSite an analysis (see full text below) in which he discusses the nature, and limits, of obedience to the Pope. Quoting Saint Thomas Aquinas and other sources, he explains that all authority and all obedience have limits. “Obedience,” he says, “is not blind or unconditional but has limits. Where there … Read more

Belgian Bishop Claims Pope Francis Approves Of Blessing Ceremony For Homosexual Couples

Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, who with a group of Flemish bishops in Belgium recently published guidelines for the blessing of homosexual couples, has now publicly said that he has spoken with the Pope, and that “our guidelines for blessing of homosexual couples that we have recently published are in line with Pope Francis.” Bonny … Read more


  Four bishops, several priests, and numerous Catholic scholars have signed a statement rebuking Pope Francis for a recent statement about the reception of Holy Communion, according to which “everyone is invited to the supper of the wedding of the Lamb (Re 19:9). To be admitted to the feast all that is required is the … Read more

Vatican Sources Say Pope Francis Will Use ‘Spy System’ To Suppress Traditional Latin Mass

In conversations with different sources – all of them Vatican experts or members of the Vatican who wished to remain anonymous – LifeSite has learned that there is an expectation that Pope Francis intends to implement his motu proprio essentially suppressing the Traditional Latin Mass with the help of a spy system and especially of … Read more

Did Francis Lie About McCarrick?

The McCarrick Report suggests Francis lied about about “knowing nothing”, once again vindicating Archbishop Viganò’s original testimony. The newly released, long-awaited November 10 “McCarrick report” indicates that Pope Francis was not to be blamed for the fact that he did not restrain then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in his activities in international affairs and church politics. The … Read more

This Time We Really Mean It: Vatican Says It Will Release McCarrick November 11

Reuters reports today that, according to its own sources within the Vatican, the long-awaited McCarrick report on the history of Theodore McCarrick’s misbehavior and the high-ranking cover-up or tolerance of it will be published before the Fall Meeting of the USCCB, November 15-19. LifeSite was told the same by several sources. Days Since Vatican Promised … Read more