Vatican Reform Plan is ‘Absurd,” Says Former Doctrine Chief; Asks if “Marxist”

(via LifeSite) A plan to restructure the Vatican recently approved by Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinal Advisers has come under fire from Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Francis’ former doctrine chief, who says that it is “absurd” for prioritizing the Secretariat of State and the practice of “evangelization” above the Catholic faith itself. Müller also wonders if… Continue reading Vatican Reform Plan is ‘Absurd,” Says Former Doctrine Chief; Asks if “Marxist”

Vigano Reveals What Really Happened When Pope Francis Met Kim Davis

(via LifeSite) Less than a week after publishing his extraordinary 11-page testimony implicating Pope Francis and several senior prelates in a cover-up of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse of priests and seminarians, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has now decided to reveal, for the first time, the details surrounding Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis during… Continue reading Vigano Reveals What Really Happened When Pope Francis Met Kim Davis

Cardinal Burke: Pope Must ‘Take Action’ to Clean Up ‘Homosexual Culture’ in Church

(via LifeSite) This week Cardinal Raymond Burke addressed the new wave of clergy abuse scandal giving insights and observations as to how it needs to be addressed. In an interview with Thomas McKenna of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, Cardinal Burke discussed the recent scandals involving clergy and members of the hierarchy. When asked… Continue reading Cardinal Burke: Pope Must ‘Take Action’ to Clean Up ‘Homosexual Culture’ in Church

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

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’