Cardinal Müller Denounces Synod’s ‘Heretics and Globalists,’ Reaffirms ‘God Never Blesses Sin’

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, sent LifeSiteNews his comments on the Synod on Synodality that concluded yesterday after a three-week session in Rome. In his introductory remarks to his two short statements on topics of the synod (see full texts below), the cardinal made it … Read more

Cardinal Müller Endorses Cardinals’ Dubia on the Synod on Synodality

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, upon request by LifeSiteNews, has issued a short statement endorsing the courageous dubia challenging Pope Francis and several aspects of the upcoming “Synod on Synodality” that go against Church teaching, saying that he is “glad” that “others in their own way do what is necessary” to remind the pope “of his God-given … Read more

Homosexual Author Presents Evidence Pope Francis Using Synods to Steer Church to Accept Homosexuality

Dr. Frédéric Martel, the homosexual French author of the new book In the Closet of the Vatican, claimed in his chapter titled “The Synod” how Pope Francis launched his “secret plan” to steer the Church toward accepting adultery and homosexuality during the two Synods on the Family. Martel highlighted the crucial role in the synods … Read more

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