Catastrophic Collapse of Catholic Faith in Italy – Mass Attendance Falls to 10%

Traditionally Catholic Italy is facing a catastrophic collapse of the faith as Mass attendance falls precipitously to 10 percent of the population and even less in some areas.  The steady, even accelerating, decline in the practice of the Catholic faith among Italians is detailed in a new study published by Professor Luca Diotallevi of the … Read more

Head of German Franciscans Defends Homosexuality and Transgenderism

The heretical provincial superior of the German Franciscans, who has openly declared that he is homosexual, attacked Catholic teaching on sexuality and blasphemously defended homosexuality and “gender fluidity” as “wonderful diversity” from God. In an interview with the German bishops’ news outlet, Friar Markus Fuhrmann rejected Catholic teaching on the grave sinfulness of homosexual … Read more

US Bishops Attend Secretive Transgender Conference Organized by Heretical New Ways Ministry

More than a dozen Catholic bishops met recently for a closed door pro-transgender conference at Jesuit-run St. Louis University, organized by the heretical, pro-LGBT New Ways Ministry. The move comes as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is working on formalizing a universal policy in line with the doctrinal note published by the doctrinal … Read more

Cardinal Sarah: ‘Very Proud’ of African Bishops Rejection of Homosexual ‘Blessings’

Cardinal Robert Sarah, former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, said he is “very proud” that the African bishops have “completely” rejected the controversial Vatican document Fiducia Supplicans that proposes the priestly blessing of couples in irregular situations and same-sex couples.  “I think Fiducia Supplicans has a response from the African … Read more

Ignoring Fiducia Supplicans Restrictions, German Church Proceeds with Development of Formal ‘Ceremonies’ for Blessing Sin

Birgit Mock, the vice president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZDK), announced that in light of Rome’s permission to grant blessings to “couples” in irregular unions and same-sex “couples” the German bishops will continue as planned to work on a handout for “blessing ceremonies” to give to priests, ignoring the Vatican’s stipulation to … Read more

Zambia Bishops Forbid ‘Blessings’ of Homosexual Couples

The Catholic bishops of Zambia have instructed their dioceses that they are not to implement the Vatican’s recent document on “blessing” same-sex couples. The bishops noted in a statement issued Wednesday, December 20, that Rome’s new document, Fiducia supplicans, “has raised several questions, confusions and anxieties among the faithful and the people of good will, … Read more

WATCH: Bishop Strickland Leads Hundreds of Faithful Catholics in Rosary Rally Outside US Bishops’ Conference

  Bishop Joseph Strickland, whom Pope Francis removed from his diocese over the weekend, led a rosary rally today in Baltimore as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) conducted its meetings for its biannual plenary session.  At noon on Wednesday, November 15, Bishop Strickland led a public recitation of the rosary at the … Read more

German Bishop asks Priests to ‘Bless’ Homosexual Unions, Citing Pope Francis and Synodal Way

Bishop Karl-Heinz Wiesemann of the Diocese of Speyer, Germany, has called on priests in his diocese to grant “blessing ceremonies” for homosexual unions as well as adulterous and sinful relationships outside of marriage. In a November 2 letter to the clergy and staff of the diocese, the bishop invoked the German Synodal Way, which voted … Read more

Bishop Stowe Affirms Support for ‘Blessings’ of Same-Sex ‘Couples’

Notoriously pro-LGBT Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., of Lexington, Kentucky, has expressed his support for “blessings” of same-sex unions after Pope Francis statement that such blessings can be discerned by priests to be acceptable in certain circumstances according to “pastoral prudence.” Speaking to TIME about the Pope’s opening of the door to “blessings” of same-sex … Read more