Vatican News

Cardinal Zen tells story to U.S. Congress
"I have no voice at the Vatican"

Cardinal Zen with Pope Francis (Photo by Paul Haring/CNS) Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has said that the situation of the Church in China is dire. The cardinal also predicted the end of the underground Church. “The

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Cardinal Zen tells story to U.S. Congress
"I have no voice at the Vatican"
2020-02-17T11:26:14-08:00

Ratzinger a barking ideologue – no way
Bishop Barron takes apart 'The Two Popes'

Pope Benedict, 2010. "Even Joseph Ratzinger’s detractors admit he is invariably kind, soft-spoken, and gentle." (Photo from CNA) The new and much-ballyhooed Netflix film The Two Popes should, by rights, be called The One Pope, for it presents a fairly nuanced,

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Ratzinger a barking ideologue – no way
Bishop Barron takes apart 'The Two Popes'
2020-01-31T14:28:53-08:00

Father Fessio’s EWTN interview on ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’
Addresses issue of whether book is anti-Pope Francis

Father Fessio on EWTN: "There's a lot of pressure on Pope Francis." Father Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press, who is the publisher of the English-language version of From the Depths of Our Hearts by Cardinal Robert Sarah and

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Father Fessio’s EWTN interview on ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’
Addresses issue of whether book is anti-Pope Francis
2020-01-19T09:29:32-08:00

Weigel cuts through the Martini curve
Those churches trying desperately to catch up are collapsing

Cardinal Martini: "The Church is 200 years behind the times." (Photo from the Guardian- U.K.) Pope Francis concluded his pre-Christmas address to the Roman Curia by invoking the memory of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, SJ, who died in

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Weigel cuts through the Martini curve
Those churches trying desperately to catch up are collapsing
2020-01-12T05:41:29-08:00

“Christendom no longer exists!”
Pope Francis warns against rigidity as Church undergoes a period of epochal change

In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis advised the Vatican civil service not to allow “rigidity” to get in the way of “epochal change.” In his Dec. 21 address to the Curia, the Argentinian pontiff discussed the inevitability and necessity of

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“Christendom no longer exists!”
Pope Francis warns against rigidity as Church undergoes a period of epochal change
2019-12-26T10:17:59-08:00

The Two Popes movie – all that is politically correct
You could get up and leave

"Ratzinger resigned because he was inspired by God to leave his place to Bergoglio." The Daily Compass watched the Netflix movie, The Two Popes. Read this and you won’t need to watch it: it is ideological, ridiculous and

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The Two Popes movie – all that is politically correct
You could get up and leave
2019-12-25T07:31:04-08:00

Amazon Synod attacks fossil fuels, plastics, Western eating habits
Vatican veers near enthusiasm for blood and soil

Pachamamma idols in Rome: "theology with an Amazonian face" (Photo from Catholic World Report) The Vatican’s Amazon Synod is done. But its mischief lives on in the ideological distortions of its final document, “Amazonia: New Ways For The Church

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Amazon Synod attacks fossil fuels, plastics, Western eating habits
Vatican veers near enthusiasm for blood and soil
2019-12-13T15:21:27-08:00