Former Seminarian Alleges Francis-Confidant Bishop Zanchetta Protected Priest Who Abused Him

A former seminarian is alleging that he received pressure and threats from Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a close friend of Pope Francis, after he complained about abuse he received from a priest in Zanchetta’s diocese. The young man also provided testimony against Zanchetta during the March 2022 trial of the Argentinian bishop, who was given a … Read more

Divorce, Catholic Style?

A Vatican dicastery is preparing a text on the divorced and “re-married” in line with the wishes of Pope Francis, who has called for people in such circumstances to receive Holy Communion – contrary to Catholic teaching. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, made the revelation during the dicastery’s … Read more

WATCH: Bishop Schneider Says Synod on Synodality Serves-Up ‘Spiritual Poisons’ to the Faithful

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Bishop Athanasius Schneider has warned that current trends in the Catholic Church, especially the Synod on Synodality, are “dangerous” to the Catholic faith and are “spiritual poisons.” Speaking to LifeSiteNews recently in Rome, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, discussed “ecological conversion” and ecumenism, but also … Read more

Pope Francis Issues New Document Limiting a Bishop’s Power to Allow the Latin Mass in their Diocese

Pope Francis has confirmed restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass today, stating that bishops cannot dispense priests from the Pope’s 2021 document Traditionis custodes, as such power is reserved to the Holy See. Francis’ move came via a Rescript issued by the Vatican’s Prefect of the Congregation (now Dicastery) for Divine Worship and the Discipline … Read more

German Diocese Offers Homosexual Couple Blessings On St. Valentine’s Day

The Catholic Diocese of Aachen has declared itself in favor of same-sex relationships and blessings, offering blessings to “all couples and newly in love” for the recent St. Valentine’s Day. In a February 14 Facebook post, the traditional feast of St. Valentine, the Diocese of Aachen issued a welcome to “all couples and newly in … Read more

Cdl. Müller Says Pope Francis Revoked Penalties on Abusive Priests at the Request of Cardinals

The former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), Cardinal Gerhard Müller, has highlighted a culture of non-action in the Vatican when it comes to Italian priests condemned by the CDF of sexual crimes. The cardinal’s comments come as part of his recently released book-length interview with Il Messaggero‘s Vatican correspondent, Franca … Read more

Pope Finally Accepts Resignation of Scandal-Ridden Ally Cardinal Maradiaga

Pope Francis has finally accepted the resignation of his close confidant, the scandal-ridden Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B. as the Archbishop of Tegucigalpa in Honduras. Maradiaga’s resignation at the age of 80 was announced by the Holy See Press Office in its daily bulletin January 26, nine months after the Honduran prelate announced he … Read more

Belgian Bishops Pushing Same-Sex ‘Blessings’ Praise ‘Impressive’ Meeting with Pope Francis

Belgium’s Catholic bishops have spent a week in Rome for their ad limina visit, where it seems they received no reprimand for their recent publication of a text for same-sex “blessings.” From November 21 through 26, the Bishops Conference of Belgium (BCB) was present in Rome for their ad limina visit, which saw them follow … Read more