Pope Francis: Women Make Theology ‘Tastier’

Pope Francis called on the International Theological Commission Thursday to increase the number of women in its ranks, insisting they make theology “tastier.” “I believe that perhaps it would be important to increase the number of women, not because it is fashionable,” the pontiff declared, “but because they think differently from men and make theology … Read more

Vatican Warns of ‘Severe Humanitarian Impacts’ from Climate Emergency

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin addressed the U.N. COP27 climate summit Tuesday, urging net-zero emissions and warning climate change “will not wait for us.” Speaking for Pope Francis, Cardinal Parolin told the dignitaries gathered in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El-Skeikh that the Holy See is fully committed to the goal of … Read more

WSJ: Pope Francis Has Undermined His Moral Authority by Pandering to China

The editors of the Wall Street Journal have published a searing indictment of Pope Francis, insisting he has undermined the Church’s moral authority by pandering to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The case in point is the Vatican’s renewal Saturday of its secret agreement with the CCP on the appointment of bishops in the country, … Read more

Pope Francis Throws Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Under the Bus

This week a reporter asked the pope whether Cardinal Zen’s arrest and trial constitute a violation of religious freedom, to which the pontiff basically answered that Zen got what was coming to him. The pope first denied that China is undemocratic, insisting that such labels are unhelpful because China is a very “complex” country. Second, … Read more

Vatican Chief Praises Italy’s Law Legalizing Abortion as a ‘Pillar of Society’

The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life called Italy’s notorious Law 194 legalizing abortion “a pillar of society” this weekend, insisting that no one is looking to overturn it. Interviewed by Italian state television Rai Tre, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia lauded the 1978 law allowing abortion in Italy, a move that critics called a new … Read more

Francis Claims Impact of Climate Change Is ‘Catastrophic’

Pope Francis returned to the topic of climate change Tuesday, lamenting the multiplication of environmental disasters generated by global warming. “The climate changes of our time have multiplied extreme atmospheric events, with dramatic consequences for civilian populations,” the pontiff told a group of volunteers of the Italian National Civil Protection Service. “The impact is catastrophic … Read more

On Good Friday, Pope Claims “We Are Racists”

“Refugees are subdivided,” the pontiff declared during a lengthy Good Friday interview on Italian television. “There’s first class, second class, skin color, [whether] they come from a developed country [or] one that is not developed.” “We are racists, we are racists. And this is bad,” the pope stated. As he has done on other occasions, … Read more

Fr. James Martin Rushes To Defend Homo Heresy of Cardinal Marx

Pro-LGBT Jesuit Father James Martin rushed to the defense of German Cardinal Reinhard Marx Saturday, after the latter proposed changing Catholic teaching on the morality of gay sex. After Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, admonished Cardinal Marx, calling for his resignation, Father Martin suggested that Cardinal Marx had not contradicted Catholic belief in any … Read more