Pope Francis to Georg Gänswein: Pack Your Bags and Leave by February 1?

The German weekly Die Zeit has published the news that the Pope wants the former personal secretary of Benedict XVI far away from the Vatican. According to German media, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has to move out of the Mater Ecclesiae monastery, Benedict XVI’s retreat house, on February 1. According to Die Zeit, Father Georg was informed … Read more

“And The Word Became Ideology”: At The Synod, A Falsified Church

On Oct. 27, Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the General Secretariat of the Synod, spoke first during the press conference presenting the Working Document for the Continental Stage of the Synod, a document summarizing what emerged from all the diocesan consultations. “Enlarge the Space of Your Tent” (this is the title of the document) … Read more

African Priest Responds to Pope Francis: “You Have Scandalized the Whole World Several Times by Contradicting Christian Tradition”

Abbé Janvier Gbénou (pen name: Father Jesusmary Missigbètò), who has frequently been in the news on account of his outspoken critiques of Pope Francis (see, e.g., here, here, and here) which earned him expulsion from Opus Dei, has written a public response to the latest decree that, according to his account, forbids him to preach, … Read more

Chicago Tyrant Attempts to Outlaws Latin Mass

No doubt many readers have seen the article from Vatican News featuring the latest directives from the current occupant of the See of Chicago. It should surprise no one that he goes even further than the infamous Responsa ad Dubia from the CDW, which in turn went further in key respects than the Vicariate of Rome’s document, … Read more

When The Shepherd Becomes a Wolf, the Flock Must Defend Itself

The following essay by the eminent patrologist and scholar of the Roman liturgy, Michael Fiedrowicz, discusses classical theologians on the right of resistance to the abuse of ecclesiastical authority. It was written prior to the release of the CDW document but in anticipation of it. First published in IK-Nachrichten of Pro Santa Ecclesia, December 2021/January … Read more