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Catholic watchdog group returns with revamped mission

September 10, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Catholic watchdog group returns with revamped mission

The following is an edited news release, dated Sept. 7, 2018, issued by Stephen Brady, president of Roman Catholic Faithful: In July 2009, the board members of Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF) elected to suspend operations after 12 years of fighting corruption in the Church. Our organization began after we learned the bishop of Springfield, Ill., the late Daniel Ryan, was paying young male prostitutes for sex. Soon afterward, calls for our assistance came from around the United States. We sponsored a number of symposia in cities across the country – and picketed the USCCB on at least two occasion  

Catholic clergyman calls on Wuerl to resign, says he’ll refuse to participate in Mass with him

September 9, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Catholic clergyman calls on Wuerl to resign, says he’ll refuse to participate in Mass with him

A highly visible member of Washington’s Catholic clergy has made a dramatic declaration calling on Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign, the latest blow to Washington’s embattled archbishop. Deacon James Garcia, in his role as the master of ceremony at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in the District, typically stands beside Wuerl during almost every major liturgy of the year. But Garcia wrote in a letter to Wuerl, which the deacon published online Sat

US bishop calls on Pope Francis to address Viganò allegations ‘directly’

September 7, 2018 breaking Comments Off on US bishop calls on Pope Francis to address Viganò allegations ‘directly’

CHARLESTON, South Carolina, September 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — An American bishop has written to the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States to demand an investigation into the advancement of an abusive cleric and into allegations made by Archbishop Viganò. On August 31, Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop of Charleston, published a letter he addressed to Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the diplomat Pope Francis chose to replace Viganò as Nuncio to the USA. (The full letter is published below.) In his letter, Guglielmon

De Mattei: Archbishop Viganò – punished for telling the truth?

September 6, 2018 breaking Comments Off on De Mattei: Archbishop Viganò – punished for telling the truth?

Will Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who brought to light the existence of corruption in the Vatican, singling out those guilty, beginning with the highest ecclesiastical authorities, be punished for telling the truth? Pope Francis is examining this possibility – if it is true, as several sources confirm –  that he has consulted Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmiero, and some other canon-lawyer, to study the possibility of canonical sanctions to inflict on the Archbishop, commencing with sospensione a divinis. If this news is confirmed it would be of extreme gravity, and somewhat surreal, seeing as the “expert” summoned to sanction Monsignor Viganò would be precisely Cardinal Coccopalmiero, who is being accused by the former-Nuncio of the United States, of being part of the “homosexual lobby” lording over…Continue Reading

From Pew Research Center . . . 7 facts about American Catholics

September 5, 2018 breaking Comments Off on From Pew Research Center . . . 7 facts about American Catholics

The Catholic Church is larger than any other single religious institution in the United States, with over 17,000 parishes that serve a large and diverse population. In spite of its size and influence, the church in recent decades has faced a number of significant challenges, from a decline in membership to a shortage of priests to continuing revelations that some Catholic clergy sexually abused minors and (in many cases) that their superiors covered up these actions.

Pope at Mass: ‘the truth is humble, the truth is silent’

September 4, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Pope at Mass: ‘the truth is humble, the truth is silent’

(News.Va) On Monday, Pope Francis resumed the celebration of daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, commenting on the Gospel of the day saying that “the truth is humble, the truth is silent”. By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp Pope Francis focused his homily on Monday at Casa Santa Marta on the Gospel of the day from Luke (4:16-30) when Jesus returns to Nazareth and meets opposition in the synagogue after commenting on a passage from the prophet Isaiah. The Pope highlights Jesus’ silent composure not only in this scene but also during the passion. No prophet is accepted…. The Pope said that when Jesus arrived at the synagogue, he aroused curiosity. Everyone wanted to see the person they had heard…Continue Reading

Viganò reveals what really happened when Pope Francis met privately with Kim Davis

September 1, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Viganò reveals what really happened when Pope Francis met privately with Kim Davis

ROME, August 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Less than a week after publishing his extraordinary 11-page testimony implicating Pope Francis and several senior prelates in a cover-up of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse of priests and seminarians, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has now decided to reveal, for the first time, the details surrounding Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis during his visit to the United States in 2015. In a written statement, dated August 30, 2018 (see the Italian and English texts below), Archbishop Viganò, who served as papal

US archbishop calls on Pope Francis to cancel Youth Synod in light of abuse crisis

August 31, 2018 breaking Comments Off on US archbishop calls on Pope Francis to cancel Youth Synod in light of abuse crisis

August 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told a conference that had met to discuss the “young people” of the Church that in light of the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church he had written to Pope Francis asking him to cancel the upcoming Youth Synod set to take place in Rome. “The bishops would have absolutely no credibility” in the upcoming Youth Synod, Chaput told the Cardinal’s Forum, an annual gathering to provide academic formation of seminarians and continuing educatio

Viganò: Journalists must ask what happened to ‘cache of documents’ Benedict gave to Francis

August 31, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Viganò: Journalists must ask what happened to ‘cache of documents’ Benedict gave to Francis

ROME, August 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has spoken out from an undisclosed location in response to attempts to discredit his 11-page testimony implicating Pope Francis and several senior prelates in coving up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s abuse of seminarians and priests. In an interview this week with Aldo Maria Valli, an Italian journalist who helped Viganò plan the publicatin of his statement, the former U.S. Nuncio pushed back on claims that he was motivated by revenge. I

Pro-gay prelates Cupich, Tobin, McElroy attack Archbishop Viganò’s credibility

August 29, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Pro-gay prelates Cupich, Tobin, McElroy attack Archbishop Viganò’s credibility

August 28, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – The prelates displaying the most contempt for Vatican whistleblower Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s explosive testimonyexposing the complicity of high-ranking church officials in the Theodore McCarrick sex-abuse scandal share important, revealing common bonds. The trio – Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich, Newark’s Cardinal Joseph Tobin, and San Diego’s Bishop Robert McElroy – have go