Pope Francis: Those always accusing the Church are ‘relatives of the devil’

ROME— Those who spend their lives accusing the Church are the “friends, cousins and relatives of the devil,” Pope Francis said on the eve of the Vatican clergy sex abuse summit. The statement comes as the world’s media is focused on the

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2019-02-23T00:24:19-07:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |49 Comments

California bill would require priests to report sins revealed in confession

The following comes from a Feb. 21 story by Catholic News Agency. Sacramento— Senator Jerry Hill of California introduced Bill 360  on Feb. 20, which would seek to force priests to violate the sacramental seal of confession in suspected cases

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2019-02-21T09:46:26-07:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |22 Comments

Legatus withholds annual Vatican tithe

The highly influential Catholic business association Legatus has put its annual Vatican tithe “in escrow,” citing the current crisis in the Church. A September 6 letter (full letter below) from Legatus CEO and founder Tom Monaghan states the Legatus board

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