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

St. John Paul II’s Biographer: ‘The Catholic Church Doesn’t Do Paradigm Shifts’

(via LifeSite) St. John Paul II’s biographer George Weigel criticized Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s recent assertion that Pope Francis’ teaching in Amoris Laetitia represents “a paradigm shift” for the Church “The Catholic Church doesn’t do “paradigm shifts,” ​the Catholic theologian wrote in a First Things column this week. “A ‘paradigm shift’ signals a dramatic, sudden, and unexpected break in… Continue reading St. John Paul II’s Biographer: ‘The Catholic Church Doesn’t Do Paradigm Shifts’

St. John Paul II Prophetically Defends Humanae Vitae in Never-Before Translated Speech

(via LifeSite) “What the Church teaches about contraception is not a matter of free discussion among theologians,” Pope John Paul II said in 1987. “Teaching the contrary is tantamount to inducing the moral conscience of spouses into error.” These are the words of Pope John Paul II, in an address delivered at a study meeting on responsible… Continue reading St. John Paul II Prophetically Defends Humanae Vitae in Never-Before Translated Speech

Cardinal Burke: It is a ‘Source of Anguish’ to Hear Suggestions ‘That I Would Lead a Schism’

(via Catholic World Report) His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, spoke recently with Thinking with the Church, hosted by Chris Altieri, who is also a regular contributor to Catholic World Report. Cardinal Burke responds to questions regarding the interpretation and reception of the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. He has frankly critical words for the… Continue reading Cardinal Burke: It is a ‘Source of Anguish’ to Hear Suggestions ‘That I Would Lead a Schism’

Three Bishops Call Pope’s Reading of Amoris Laetitia ‘Alien’ to Catholic Faith

(via LifeSite) Three bishops have spoken out against Pope Francis’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia to allow some remarried divorcees access to Holy Communion, saying such a reading is causing “rampant confusion,” is “alien” to the Catholic faith, and will spread “a plague of divorce” in the Church. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan, Archbishop… Continue reading Three Bishops Call Pope’s Reading of Amoris Laetitia ‘Alien’ to Catholic Faith

Pope Francis Credited with Helping Euthanasia Law Pass in Italy

(via LifeSite) Euthanasia has come to Italy, and both jubilant right-to-die activists and heartbroken Catholics are giving Pope Francis part of the credit. Moreover, the law does not provide doctors the right to refuse participation via conscientious objection. Last Thursday the Italian government passed a law allowing adults to determine their end-of-life care, including the… Continue reading Pope Francis Credited with Helping Euthanasia Law Pass in Italy