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Bishop Strickland Stands Alone

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UPDATE: Bishop Strickland issues statement regarding his decision not to sign the Texas Bishops’ Statement on Scarce Healthcare Resources.” A Texas prelate is breaking with fellow Lone Star State bishops, refusing to sign a statement that would strip hospital patients of their protections. His act has exposed a growing rift within the U.S. hierarchy over fundamental Catholic […]

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Where’s McCarrick? Where’s the Report?

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Elapsed time since Pope Francis promised to issue report on Theodore McCarrick Continual coverage of the COVID-19 scare has served to drive other pressing stories off the front pages. For Catholics, one important story is suffering from inattention — the long-promised report on the crimes of disgraced former cardinal and abuser Theodore McCarrick has yet to be […]

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WATCH: Is Coronavirus God’s Scourge for Apostasy?

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Italy’s leading Catholic historian is predicting the end of globalization and the death of Pope Francis’ “utopia of globalization, presented as the great road destined to lead to the unification of the human race.” In a lecture shattering the pontiff’s “gospel of globalization,” Prof. Roberto De Mattei says any examination of history has to “begin with God and end […]

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Vatican Announces 2022 Synod on ‘Synodality’

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So-called synodality will be the topic of the next ordinary Synod of Bishops. “Pope Francis has convoked the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops,” according to Cdl. Lorenzo Baldisseri via a Vatican press release issued on Saturday. Baldisseri, as general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, is saying the theme of the synod — scheduled for October 2022 […]

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Feminists Demand Women Clergy as Prelude to Abolishing Priesthood

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Catholic feminists in Western Europe are mounting an open “revolt” on March 1 demanding the ordination of women, while asserting that the creation of female priests is “only an interim solution” to their ultimate goal of abolishing the hierarchical priesthood. Jesus broke with all hierarchies and would not “even want to build a priesthood,” says Lisa Kötter, co-founder of […]

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Catholic Services Appeal: How to Donate Money to the Church Without Accidentally Giving to Bishops

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It’s “Bishop’s Lenten Appeal” time in parishes across the country, which means your Sunday Mass homily gets hijacked by the chancery in order to shake down Catholics for money. There’s no doubt that ordinary Catholics are fed up with the corrupt hierarchy of bishops. Donations to their annual “Lenten appeals” are plummeting. People no longer trust the […]

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Vatican Cleric Claims Catholics Can Be Freemasons

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Masonic Grand Master hails pronouncement as breakthrough in reconciliation Eight popes over 200 years in a barrage of 20 legal interdicts have condemned Freemasonry, pronouncing automatic excommunication against any Catholic who becomes a member of a masonic lodge. Now, a new book by an official of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is claiming that a practicing […]

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Fresno DA: Homosexual Abuse Allegations Against Craig Harrison Are “Credible”

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Fresno law enforcement have found homosexual abuse allegations against a local priest “credible,” but won’t pursue prosecution owing to the statute of limitations. The Fresno County district attorney (D.A.) issued a public statement Friday making clear its decision not to prosecute is not in any way an exoneration. “While the allegations made against Monsignor Harrison […]

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Bishop McElroy Tells Catholic Voters Climate Change Death Toll ‘Larger’ Than Abortion

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Abortion and climate change were compared several times in a recent speech by San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, who insisted Catholics must not be single-issue voters. Playing his part to influence the Catholic vote in the upcoming California presidential primaries, McElroy claimed both abortion and climate change are “core life issues” — while alleging the latter ends […]

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Crookston Priest Still at Treatment Center Over Vague Allegations

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A Minnesota priest placed on administrative leave for vague reasons — by a bishop under multiple investigations for clerical sex abuse cover-up — spent his 22nd day on Tuesday at a facility sometimes weaponized against priests. Dated Jan. 10, the official statement of the Crookston diocese cites “non-criminal, non-sexual boundary violations” as its reasons for placing Fr. […]