Despotic decisions and communication through 'friends. These are serious gestures which show substantial contempt for the Church’s institution and the Papacy to lose credibility.
- The Pope's power is supreme, but not absolute or unlimited, by Geraldina Boni
The first part of a two-part in-depth study on papal power: not a personal status of superiority or domination, but a task of care and service, with precise limits.
The international news commentaries that the Pope intends to confiscate Cardinal Burke's home and salary focus on political and party logic, but miss the point. Instead, it is the very nature of the Church which is at risk.
Vatican sources close to the Daily Compass: Burke was defined as an "enemy" in an announcement made to the Heads of Dicasteries of the Roman Curia. The cardinal has not yet received a formal notice, but considering precedents, it is unlikely to be just a threat, which nonetheless would be very serious.
St Maximilian Kolbe had a great devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. And from the beginning the Medal was the hallmark of the Militia Immaculatae which is committed to spreading its devotion. The Daily Compass interviewed Father Raffaele Di Muro.
Introduced by Pius XI in 1925, this festivity which closes the liturgical year is more topical than ever: it is an invitation to wake up and shun accommodation to the worldly spirit.
It’s not only Strickland. The long series of bishops removed prematurely by Pope Francis has accelerated in the last year and a half: strike one to educate a hundred.
The removal of Msgr. Strickland from the leadership of the diocese by Pope Francis, took place without a trial, in violation of canonical norms. Msgr. Torres received the same treatment in 2022. As Saint John Paul II explained, this is contrary to charity and natural justice.
The signatures of the Pope and the Prefect for the Doctrine of the Faith to the answers regarding the admission of gays and trans people to the sacraments are not authentic, but poorly scanned from another sheet of paper. With the new management at the Dicastery, one oversight leads to another.
What is the correct procedure if the person to be baptised or if the godfather or godmother is homosexual or trans? Amid amnesias and acrobatics, the Cardinal Prefect also draws on the saints to back up his agenda.
There’s been leaks about the Pope's intention to revolutionise the election - and the electors - of his successor, in ways inspired by the Synod pathway. And with signals that speak louder than denials.
By including the laity into the Synod of Bishops, the hierarchical structure of the Church is being attacked; and the ministerial priesthood is being destroyed under the pretext of clericalism. Meanwhile the LGBT agenda is advancing... Cardinal Müller, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks to the Daily Compass.