Cardinal Ricard: Criminal Case Cannot Be Prosecuted Due To Statue of Limitations

French prosecutors announced Saturday that Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard will not face criminal charges after he admitted to abusing a 14-year-old girl 35 years ago. Marseille prosecutor Dominique Laurens told AFP that “the case was closed due to the statute of limitations.” Ricard, the president of the French bishops’ conference from 2001 to 2007, publicly acknowledged … Read more

The Dismal Synod Results

Is Pope Francis preparing to change Church teaching based upon the input of less than 1% of baptized Catholics? Pope Francis urged Catholics in Rome diocese last September to make sure that as many people as possible took part in the opening stage of the two-year global synodal process. “Wouldn’t it look bad if the … Read more