LAUGHABLE: Participants Claim Synod Isn’t Driven by Francis’ ‘Private Agenda’

Participants in this month’s Synod of Bishops on Synodality selected by organizers to brief reporters have praised the process as open and balanced, saying everyone is welcome in the Church and there is no “private agenda” driving the discussion. They also applauded the process as being inclusive, and said the synod has done a sufficient … Read more

Pope Takes Control of Church’s Largest Charity

To the surprise of many inside the organization, Pope Francis essentially placed the Catholic Church’s largest charitable organization into receivership Tuesday, removing its current leadership and appointing an interim administrator to overhaul both its statues and management. The decree was published as members of Caritas International were in the middle of a two-day meeting in … Read more

Merry Christmas Peasants – Get Vaxed or No Pay!

As COVID cases continue to rise in Italy due to the new Omicron variant, the Vatican on Thursday imposed a vaccine mandate, issuing a decree requiring all employees to possess a “Green Pass” proving vaccination against the coronavirus. This follows a previous decree from the Vatican in September requiring anyone entering Vatican City State to … Read more

The Financial ‘Gang of Four’ at the Heart of Vatican’s Trial of the Century

While Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu is the most high-profile defendant among those indicted by Vatican prosecutors over a disputed London real estate deal, a group of four Italian laymen, both inside the Vatican and out, loom as the real architects of the scheme, forming the heart of what one senior Vatican official described as a … Read more

Another Bishop Resigns Facing Charges of Negligence on Priest Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

Bishop Joseph Binzer is the 7th U.S. bishop to be removed since the McCarrick scandal broke in 2018. On Thursday the Vatican announced that Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer of Cincinnati, who faces allegations of failure to report the suspicious behavior of a priest removed from ministry, has stepped down from his post. Although not mentioned … Read more