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Catholic priest attacked, beaten by man saying ‘this is for all the little kids’

August 23, 2018 World News Comments Off on Catholic priest attacked, beaten by man saying ‘this is for all the little kids’

A Catholic priest in Indiana was allegedly attacked and beaten at his church on Monday by a man yelling “this is for all the little kids.” Authorities are investigating the attack as a hate crime, according to CNN. The news outlet noted that the priest, Rev. Basil John Hutsko, told police he was attacked while he was praying at the altar at St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Church in Merrillville, Ind., earlier this week. “[The attacker] grabbed him by the neck, threw him down on the floor

Pope blames U.S. sex abuse crisis on ‘clericalism,’ leaves out homosexuality

August 20, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pope blames U.S. sex abuse crisis on ‘clericalism,’ leaves out homosexuality

VATICAN CITY, August 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Nearly a week after last Tuesday’s scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report exposing 70 years of clergy sex abuse of 1,000 known victims on the part of some 300 priests, Pope Francis responded to the scandal today, stating that “clericalism” was the root cause. The letter is facing criticism from faithful Catholics for failing to specify any concrete actions he would take to address the crisis, and ignoring the underlying issue of rampant homosexuality in the clergy. “Clericalism, whether fostered

Can Pope Francis’ Death Penalty Teaching be Harmonized with Scripture and Tradition?

August 19, 2018 World News Comments Off on Can Pope Francis’ Death Penalty Teaching be Harmonized with Scripture and Tradition?

August 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — In the less than three weeks since the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) promulgated and explained on August 2 a new papally mandated revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty, the Internet has been awash with conflicting interpretations of this revised version of CCC #2267. It seems like Amoris LaetitiaAll Over Again: some Catholic scholars affirm, while others deny, that another novel papal teaching can be given a valid ‘hermeneutic-of-continuity’ reading in harmony with the previous magisterium. And as we saw in the wake of Amoris two summers ago, scores of reputable Catholic scholars have once

Cardinal says clock ticking for all in Catholic hierarchy over abuse issue

August 18, 2018 World News Comments Off on Cardinal says clock ticking for all in Catholic hierarchy over abuse issue

The chair of the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors has warned that “the clock is ticking” for the Catholic hierarchy when it comes to dealing with clerical child sex abuse. “Catholics have lost patience with us, and civil society has lost confidence in us,” said Cardinal Seán O’Malley, who is Archbishop of Boston.

Priests: Why we’re urging Cardinals to challenge Pope Francis on death penalty

August 16, 2018 World News Comments Off on Priests: Why we’re urging Cardinals to challenge Pope Francis on death penalty

ROME, August 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Over 75 clergy, lay scholars and prominent intellectuals today took the unprecedented step of issuing an open appeal to the Cardinals of the Catholic Church, to urge Pope Francis to “withdraw” his new teaching on the death penalty from the Catechism, and to teach the authentic Catholic doctrine on capital punishment. READ MORE: 75 clergy, scholars appeal to Cardinals: Urge Francis to ‘withdraw’ death penalty teaching Here below two of the signatories, including well known priest and canon lawyer, Fr. Gerald Murray, and respected British

Rector Placed On Leave Amid Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Boston Catholic Seminary

August 11, 2018 World News Comments Off on Rector Placed On Leave Amid Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Boston Catholic Seminary

Following allegations of a culture of sexual misconduct and alcohol abuse at a Boston-based Catholic seminary owned by the Archdiocese of Boston, the head priest is being placed on sabbatical. Rector James P. Moroney has been placed on immediate leave pending an investigation into claims against Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton made

Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse report still not released

August 10, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse report still not released

A last-minute round of legal manoeuvring to keep some names from appearing in a grand jury report detailing a months-long investigation of clergy sex abuse claims in Pennsylvania may have kept the document from being made public on Wednesday – the earliest date given for its possible release. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper reported that confidential sources said “more than one” person filed a challenge under court seal. Some of those named in the report had been given until A

Vatican archbishop: Critics of Pope Francis are not faithful to Tradition

August 8, 2018 World News Comments Off on Vatican archbishop: Critics of Pope Francis are not faithful to Tradition

VATICAN CITY, August 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Those who criticize the teaching of Pope Francis on the basis of former magisterial documents are not faithful to the tradition of the Catholic Church, a high-ranking Vatican official has said. In an interview with Vatican News, to mark the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of Veritatis Splendor — Pope John Paul II’s 1993 landmark encyclical on certain fundamentals of the Catholic Church’s moral teaching — Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for

PRO-LIFE ACTRESS SLAMS BISHOPS’ INACTION ON PRIEST SEX ABUSE CRISIS

August 8, 2018 World News Comments Off on PRO-LIFE ACTRESS SLAMS BISHOPS’ INACTION ON PRIEST SEX ABUSE CRISIS

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – A pro-life Hollywood actress is slamming the U.S. bishops for their failure to prevent priest sex abuse. Actress Patricia Heaton is openly pro-life and a Catholic revert. On Twitter on Aug. 2, she responded to Cdl. Daniel DiNardo’s lukewarm statement as head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on clerical sex abuse scandals. The cardinal from the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said in a statement, “The accusations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick reveal a grievous moral failure within the Church. They cause bishops anger, sadness and shame; I know they do in me. They compel bishops to ask, as I do, what more could have been done to p

Conservatives skeptical of Twitter’s latest shadow-banning denial

July 30, 2018 World News Comments Off on Conservatives skeptical of Twitter’s latest shadow-banning denial

July 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Twitter has released an official response to the latest round of shadow-banning allegations, but the statement has failed to impress conservative, Christian, and pro-life voices affected by the practice. On Thursday, LifeSiteNews covered a Vice News report accusing the social media company of hiding the accounts of several prominent Republicans from its drop-down menu that’s supposed to simplify searching for specific people. The victims’ Democratic counterparts did not appear to b