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by | Dec 3, 2022

Early in his papacy, Pope Francis tweeted out, “Inequality is the root of social evil.” That statement remains a defining moment of his pontificate. Contained in that one remark is a Marxist mindset alien to the Church’s teachings which has…

by | Nov 30, 2022

Pope Francis has walked on eggshells to avoid the wrath of Vladimir Putin and, likewise, of the Russian Orthodox Church, which has long presented an altogether intractable if not impossible set of challenges for the Roman Catholic Church, recently rearing…

by | Nov 26, 2022

It is impossible to overstate the tone-deafness of America’s Catholic bishops in recent years. They seem determined to give the Catholic Church a black eye. The Theodore McCarrick scandal — he was a prominent cardinal in Washington, D.C., who preyed…

by | Nov 12, 2022

A fired Vatican auditor and his deputy are suing the Holy See for $9.25 million, “alleging they were sacked after discovering financial irregularities,” according to an account by Reuters this week. The auditor, Libero Milone, says that Pope Francis signed…

by | Oct 29, 2022

It isn’t every day that the French president and the bishop of Rome are accused of trafficking in stolen goods, but that is precisely what happened earlier this week. During an hour-long Oct. 24 private audience in the Vatican’s Secretariat…

by | Oct 22, 2022

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has called the Synod on Synodality a potential “hostile takeover of the Church of Jesus Christ.” Pope Francis announced last week that he is adding…

by | Oct 19, 2022

Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan, appeared on Tuesday on Steve Bannon’s War Room, where he criticized the Vatican’s Ostpolitik approach to the Chinese Communist Party regime. He contrasted Pope Francis’ weakness and servile attitude toward China today with previous…

by | Sep 25, 2022

To quote a close friend of mine, “Pope Francis and Joe Biden are the Bizarro World counterparts to Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan.” Where the earlier pair dedicated themselves to defeating an evil yet Hydra-like ideological system, and…

by | Sep 21, 2022

Crux reports that the trial of Cardinal Joseph Zen, a stalwart opponent of the atheistic Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is set to begin this week in Hong Kong. Zen is facing charges for his association with the 612 Humanitarian Relief…

by | Sep 21, 2022

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes homosexual acts as “acts of grave depravity” and says that “[u]nder no circumstances can they be approved.” But many powerful prelates across the world disagree with this teaching and have subverted it for…

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