Archbishop Paglia says Pontifical Academy for Life will pursue more diverse agenda

Criticizes pro-lifers for "raising the flags of a few principles"

The following comes from a July 19 story on the Catholic Culture website. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explained the new strategic vision of the Pontifical Academy for Life in an interview with Austen Ivereigh for Crux. The Italian prelate brushed aside criticism that the Pontifical Academy has downgraded its commitment to the pro-life struggle, explaining that the … [Read more...]

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Jesuit publication slams perceived evangelical-Catholic coalition in US

Confidantes of Pope Francis publish article in influential Jesuit magazine "La Civilta Catholic"

An analysis piece published Thursday in La Civilta Cattolica discusses what it calls a “surprising” and unfortunate alliance between conservative Catholics and evangelicals in the U.S. on issues such as immigration – suggesting the two are in direct opposition to Pope Francis' message of mercy. The article, published online July 13, is co-authored by Fr. Antonio Spadaro, … [Read more...]

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“I cannot accept this way of doing things”

Cardinal Gerhard Müller criticizes the way Pope Francis dismissed him from CDF, but insists he remains loyal to the pontiff

Cardinal Gerhard Müller has criticized the way in which Pope Francis dismissed him as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, while continuing to insist that he is loyal to the Pontiff. The German cardinal told the daily Passauer Neue Presse that the Pope did not inform him that he would be dismissed until the last day of his 5-year term. The notification … [Read more...]

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“Lower than the Rome of the Borgias”

High-ranking priest caught in cocaine-fueled gay orgy in Vatican apartment

A high-ranking Vatican monsignor who is a secretary to one of Pope Francis’ closest collaborators was arrested by Vatican police after they caught him hosting a cocaine-fueled homosexual orgy in a building right next to St. Peter’s Basilica.  Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, 49, was caught by Vatican gendarmerie in a raid some two months ago that took place in the former Palace of the … [Read more...]

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One of four “dubia cardinals” has died

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, former Archbishop of Cologne, Germany, was 83

Senior German cardinal and former Archbishop of Cologne Cardinal Joachim Meisner has died at the age of 83. The cardinal was one of four – along with Cardinals Carlo Caffarra, Walter Brandmüller and Raymond Leo Burke – who presented the ‘dubia’ to Pope Francis asking him to clear up controversies surrounding Amoris Laetitia. Last month, it was revealed the four cardinals had … [Read more...]

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Pope removes conservative Vatican doctrine chief

Mueller is out; Jesuit prelate will replace him

Pope Francis is removing the head of the Vatican's doctrinal office, one of the Church's most senior cardinals, who has taken an orthodox stand from the beginning of the pontificate. LifeSite has confirmed with a source in Rome that Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, is to be removed from his office on July 2, the end of his … [Read more...]

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Name change coming for John Paul II Institute

Italian journalist reports that Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family will soon have a new name: the Institute of Studies on the Family

According to a report by Vatican journalist Sandro Magister, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family—which has already been reconstituted under Pope Francis—will soon also have a new name. The institute, Magister reports, will be known as the Institute of Studies on the Family, and will continue under the auspices of the Lateran University … [Read more...]

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