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”

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

Cardinal Sarah: “As a Bishop, It Is My Duty to Warn the West”

(via Catholic Herald) Cardinal Robert Sarah is publishing the third of his book-length interviews with Nicolas Diat: The Day is Far Spent. An unflinching diagnosis, but one full of hope in the midst of the spiritual and moral crisis of the West. 1) In the first part of your book, you describe “a spiritual and… Continue reading Cardinal Sarah: “As a Bishop, It Is My Duty to Warn the West”

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

Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics Did Not Receive Support From Rome in Abortion Battle

(via LifeSiteNews) Ireland’s recent caving into the globalist agenda of abortion and same-sex “marriage” is partly due to silence coming from Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview last week with Polish weekly “Sieci” magazine.  “In Ireland, during the campaign before the referendum on protection of the life of the unborn, just like… Continue reading Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics Did Not Receive Support From Rome in Abortion Battle