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

Newly Revealed Vision of St. John Paul II: Islam Will Invade Europe

(via LifeSite) A close friend of Saint John Paul II has affirmed that the late pope, revealed to have been a mystic, told him that Europe would be invaded by Islam. Speaking to a large group at the hermitage of “Saints Peter and Paul” this past October, Monsignor Mauro Longhi of the Opus Dei prelature… Continue reading Newly Revealed Vision of St. John Paul II: Islam Will Invade Europe

French High Court Orders Removal of Cross Above Statue of Saint John Paul II

(via Breitbart) The French administrative court has ordered the removal of a cross from a monument to Saint John Paul II in a public square in the northwest of France, saying it violates the secular nature of the state. Italian media noted the irony of the ruling, remarking that the cross-removal is not taking place… Continue reading French High Court Orders Removal of Cross Above Statue of Saint John Paul II

Catholic Laity Launch New Academy for Life after Francis Gutted Original

(via LifeSite) Catholic academics have banded together to form a new laity-led Academy for Life after Pope Francis re-constituted the original Pontifical Academy for Life and brought in abortion supporters and a new mandate that included immigration and the environment. Called the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family (JAHLF), the new… Continue reading Catholic Laity Launch New Academy for Life after Francis Gutted Original

Cardinal Burke: Russia Was Not Consecrated ‘in the Manner Requested by Our Lady’

(via Life Site) “It is evident that the consecration (of Russia) was not carried out in the manner requested by Our Lady,” said Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke in his keynote address marking highlight and conclusion of the Fatima Centennial Summit held over the weekend. “I do not doubt for a moment the intention of Pope… Continue reading Cardinal Burke: Russia Was Not Consecrated ‘in the Manner Requested by Our Lady’

Francis Replaces John Paul II Institute with New School Focused on Amoris Laetitia

(via LifeSite) Pope Francis is replacing the renowned John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family with an institute focused on implementing Amoris Laetitia, the Vatican announced on Tuesday. In an apostolic letter, entitled Summa familiae cura, issued motu proprio on September 19, the Pope formally establishes a new academic institution, called… Continue reading Francis Replaces John Paul II Institute with New School Focused on Amoris Laetitia