The St Gallen ‘Mafia’ Is The ‘Skeleton Key’ Helping To Unlock Many Riddles of Francis’ Pontificate

Although the “St Gallen Mafia” is well known to most who follow the papacy and the Vatican, the vast majority of Catholics are unlikely to have ever heard of it. And yet this group’s influence on the direction of the Church and all of the current and recent upheavals of this pontificate cannot be overestimated. … Read more

Synod on Synodality: A New Springtime or Pandora’s Box?

Well where to start? Once again we’ve had a month in Rome with plenty of acrimony and contention, lots of heat and, depending on who you speak with, not a lot of light. Eagerly awaited by some, thoroughly dreaded by others, the first assembly of the Synod on Synodality on the theme “For a Synodal … Read more

Edward Pentin: Understanding the Crisis in the Church and Where We Go From Here

 Catholic Identity Conference, Pittsburgh, September 30, 2023 Thanks largely to COVID, it’s been 6 years since I’ve had the honor of speaking at the CIC and as we know, much has changed since then. Except one thing: Pope Francis is still waging his revolution, and with more gusto than ever, resulting in ever deepening divisions, … Read more

Final Chapter of the ‘Rigging of a Vatican Synod’

Edward Pentin share’s the concluding chapter of his book the The Rigging of a Vatican Synod?: An Investigation of Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family  (Ignatius Press 2015): “The stated purpose of the Third Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops was straightforward but risky: to open up a debate on some … Read more

Questioning Pope Francis’ Evolving Doctrine and Morals Is Neither Ideology nor Backwardness, but Standing Firm in the Faith

In recent weeks, Pope Francis has repeated that critics of the new developments he is introducing into the Church are victims of “ideology.” In his view, this is because they refuse to embody Catholic doctrine into the vicissitudes of the daily lives of the baptized and their fellow countrymen. In his controversial conversation with Portuguese … Read more

Professor Rist: The Catholic Church Could Be Facing a Crisis Worse Than the Arian Controversy of the 4th Century

The recent suspension of an Italian priest for writing a scholarly critique of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia was a foolish and “wholly unjust” decision but one that underlines the depth of a crisis in the Church that could be worse than the Arian controversy, Professor John Rist has said. Regarded as one of … Read more

COVID Expert Dr. Peter McCullough: ‘Vatican Must Answer for Vax Deaths’

A leading authority on COVID-19 has called on the Vatican to immediately drop its vaccine advocacy and mandates, warning that its position on the jabs makes it complicit in vaccine deaths and in violation of a critical code of bioethics. Dr Peter McCullough, a Dallas-based internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist who has 54 peer-reviewed publications on … Read more

For the Modernists, Nothing Is Stable, Nothing Is Immutable in the Church — Pope St Pius X

By Pope St. Pius X “For the Modernists, both as authors and propagandists, there is to be nothing stable, nothing immutable in the Church. Nor indeed are they without precursors in their doctrines … On the subject of revelation and dogma in particular, the doctrine of the Modernists offers nothing new — we find it … Read more