Cardinal Burke calls for Consecration of Russia to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mary's appeal "must ever be taken up anew”

Cardinal Raymond Burke issued a call [yesterday] morning for the Catholic faithful to “work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” Cardinal Burke, who is one of the four Cardinals who have asked Pope Francis for a clarification of Amoris Laetitia, made his appeal at the Rome Life Forum, in the month of the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima’s first … [Read more...]

Rome awakens to anti-Francis posters

On Feb. 4, posters appeared around Rome featuring a stern-looking Pope Francis and asking “Where’s your mercy?”

On Saturday, posters appeared around Rome featuring a stern-looking Pope Francis and asking “Where’s your mercy?” The unsigned images referred to the “decapitation” of the Knights of Malta and other actions Francis has taken against groups and individuals perceived as conservative. “Ah Francis, you’ve taken over congregations, removed priests, decapitated the Order of Malta … [Read more...]

Clergy in Rome to be cut

The following comes from a Nov. 19 story on the website of Catholic News Agency. At least 30 priests employed in Vatican departments may be removed from their posts and sent to dioceses in the following months, according to three different Vatican sources. “The Congregation for Clergy will be the first of the list,” a Vatican source familiar with the congregation told CNA … [Read more...]

Children Have a Right

To Grow up with Proper Understanding of Sexuality The following comes from a March 9 report from Vatican Information Service This morning in the Vatican Benedict XVI received a group of prelates from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who have recently competed their "ad limina" visit. Extracts of his English-language remarks to them are given below: "In this … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of

Benedict XVI The following comes from a February 20 Catholic News agency story. Pope Benedict XVI, at age 84, never goes to sleep before 11:00 p.m., prays the Rosary every day, gets up at 5:00 a.m. and uses a cell phone only accessible by his closest advisers. In an article published online at on Feb. 17, Italian journalist Aldo Maria Valli … [Read more...]