Cardinal Marx Defies Vatican: German ‘Synod’ Will Go On Despite Invalidity

(via LifeSite) Cardinal Reinhard Marx has fired back at the Vatican after it informed him the German bishops’ plans for a “binding synodal path” are “not ecclesiologically valid,” saying the German bishops’ plans, which include addressing issues of priestly celibacy, the role of women, and sexual morality, will be “helpful” to the Church. “Countless believers… Continue reading Cardinal Marx Defies Vatican: German ‘Synod’ Will Go On Despite Invalidity

Pope Emeritus Benedict: Seminarians Caught Reading My Book Were Thought ‘Unsuitable’ for Priesthood

(via LifeSite) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI stated in a letter published yesterday on the abuse crisis that his own works were banned in some seminaries and those caught reading them were considered “unsuitable for the priesthood.” While discussing how the post-Vatican II “conciliarism” led to a dismissal of the Church’s traditions, the retired pontiff, 91,… Continue reading Pope Emeritus Benedict: Seminarians Caught Reading My Book Were Thought ‘Unsuitable’ for Priesthood

Pope Francis Changes Catechism, Presents New Teaching on Death Penalty

(via AP) Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching about the death penalty, saying in a new policy published Thursday that it is always “inadmissible” because it “attacks” the inherent dignity of all humans. The Vatican said Francis had approved a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church — the compilation of official Catholic… Continue reading Pope Francis Changes Catechism, Presents New Teaching on Death Penalty

Vatican Admits to Photo-Shopping Letter of Benedict’s Praise for Francis

(via Breitbart) The Vatican has come under heavy fire after admitting to doctoring a photograph of a letter from Emeritus Pope Benedict commenting on a recently published a series of books on the theology of Pope Francis. The photo-shopped image blurs the final two lines of the first page of the letter, where Benedict begins… Continue reading Vatican Admits to Photo-Shopping Letter of Benedict’s Praise for Francis

Pope’s Request for $25M to Corruption-Plagued Hospital Makes Major Media

(via LifeSite) LifeSiteNews’ exclusive report on the multi-million-dollar Vatican financial scandal involving Pope Francis, the U.S.-based Papal Foundation and a Church-owned corruption-ridden hospital in Rome earned coverage by EWTN’s The World Over Thursday night. Since LifeSiteNews broke the story on Tuesday, it has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the National Catholic Register,… Continue reading Pope’s Request for $25M to Corruption-Plagued Hospital Makes Major Media

A Million Christians to Pray Rosary on Poland’s Border to Commemorate the Battle of Lepanto

(via Breitbart) Poland’s bishops have urged the nation’s Catholics to join a massive rosary prayer crusade along the country’s 2,000-mile border to pray for the salvation of their country. Organizers say they expect up to a million people to participate in the “Rosary on the Borders” event on October 7, the anniversary of the Battle… Continue reading A Million Christians to Pray Rosary on Poland’s Border to Commemorate the Battle of Lepanto

Breaking: Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Second of Four Dubia Cardinals, Dies at 79

“No details regarding the late prelate’s death were included in the Sept. 6 announcement of his passing. However, his death comes almost exactly two months after that of Caffara’s friend and collaborator, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, who passed away July 5 while on vacation in Bad Füssing, Germany. Cardinals Caffara and Meisner were among the four… Continue reading Breaking: Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Second of Four Dubia Cardinals, Dies at 79