• CHURCH

    Vatican diplomacy, the inconvenient truth

    In his latest open letter, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò shines new light on the extraordinary career of Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, the second most powerful figure inside the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Peña Parra is currently under investigation for accusations of homosexuality, abuse and corruption. But the apparent scandal extends well beyond just his own case...

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    • NEW CARDINALS

    Semeraro & Co. The gay lobby in pursuit of power at St. Peter's

    As a slap in the face for those who still want to believe that the pope is not actually in favour of civil unions, Francis shows his indifference by his choice of new cardinals, three are well known for their positions openly in favour not just of same-sex civil unions but the legitimisation of homosexuality.
    - "HOW BERGOGLIO FOUGHT FOR GAY UNIONS, BUT LOST", by Andrea Zambrano

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    • INTERVIEW / BISHOP AGUER

    “How Bergoglio fought for gay unions, but lost”

    Bishop Aguer shares an anecdote with the Daily Compass that explains the phrase of Pope Francis, “I fought for that” , during an interview about civil unions for homosexuals: “In 2010 we Argentinean bishops took a position on egalitarian marriage proposed by the Kirchner administration. Bergoglio proposed the civil union regulatory solution, but we opposed it and voted against his proposal. According to the bishop emeritus of La Plata, this is an opinion embedded in Bergoglio’s mind, but it cannot become Magisterium, and accepting it out of papolatry is neither sound nor right  for Catholics”. 

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    • NEW RELIGIONS

    Cardinal Bo wants the Church not to be the Church

    ​​​​​​Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, in an interview published in Matteo Matzuzzi's blog,  speaks in clear words that reveal confusion . The Church can no longer serve a bold mission because it must remain a feeble minority. The Church must be content to dwell inside the catacombs and with the intention of remaining there. The Church is the one who must be baptized and no longer the one that baptize others. But is this still the Church?

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    • AMSTERDAM

    The Lady of All Nations case, Bishop Punt reconstructs the facts

    A private letter (given to a journalist) signed by the Apostolic Nuncio in Lebanon quotes a document from 1974 from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which, it maintains, now makes inappropriate to venerate Mary as “The Lady of All Nations”. Obvious bewilderment among those devoted to her. But the Bishop emeritus of Amsterdam, J. M. Punt, who approved the apparitions in 2002, reconstructs the principal parts of the story and demonstrates that during the 1980s and 90s Rome had already given permission for the title and its public veneration. Will the CDF intervene again to clarify the question?

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    • POPE FRANCIS DOCUFILM ROW

    Vatican duty to clarify Civil union and adoptions

    News of the documentary film by Evgeny Afineevsky has reached the four corners of the earth because of the statements made by Francis contrary to the Magisterium of the Church: even if the phrase about “civil unions” were removed,  it would still be very grave, to say nothing of what it is reported that the pope said about two homosexuals raising children. If the Holy See does not disavow this, the result is a massive problem.

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    • CHURCH

    Faithful obliged not to follow Pope’s opinion on gay civil unions

    What Pope Francis said about homosexual civil unions is devoid of truth and, therefore, false. It does not force believers to accept what he said, even if coming straight from the pope himself. Quite the contrary: faithful are obliged to think the opposite, even if the current pope does not say so, because every other pope before him has said so. Catholic faithful must not feel uneasy about refusing this erroneous teaching which upends natural and divine law, rejects natural ethics, and upsets notions of law and authority by confusing them with power.

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    • STATEMENT OF CARDINAL BURKE

    Pope's declarations on gay unions demand Bishops clarify Catholic teaching

    A statement of Cardinal Leo Burke. "The worldwide communications media have reported with strong emphasis, as a change of course, the news that Pope Francis has declared that persons in the homosexual condition, as children of God, 'have a right to have a family' and that 'no one should be thrown out or be made unhappy because of it'. Moreover, they write that he has declared: 'What we have to create is a civil union. In this way they will be legally covered. I have defended this'. The context and the occasion of such declarations make them devoid of any magisterial weight. They are rightly interpreted as simple private opinions. It is a source of deepest sadness and pressing pastoral concern that the private opinions reported with so much emphasis by the press and attributed to Pope Francis do not correspond to the constant teaching of the Church".

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    • CHURCH

    Order of Malta: the professed knights’ revolt

    It’s a harsh letter signed by several professed knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta against attempts to impose a secularising reform of the order. The letter represents the latest episode of open war waged within the Order since 2017, when its Grand Master was forced to resign by Pope Francis.

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    • CHURCH

    The enemy of Chinese Catholics is in Rome

    Cardinal Zen, Hong Kong’s emeritus bishop, blasts a recent speech by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. In a personal blog post, Zen urges the truth be told about the Catholic Church in China, which concerns all Catholics around the world.

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    • CHURCH

    Fratelli Tutti: Magisterium, needle in a haystack of opinions

    The faithful are called to give their assent and religious submission to the pronouncements of the Magisterium, but once again in Fratelli Tutti the Magisterium does not carry out its task, and almost the entire encyclical is a string of opinions and ideas that, while they may be interesting, fall in the category of opinions.

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    • BEATIFICATION TOMORROW

    Carlo Acutis proclaimed blessed to help the young believe

    Tomorrow, in the Upper Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Carlo Acutis will be proclaimed blessed. Already called the patron saint of Internet, this young Milanese teenager excelled in using the new means of communication for the good of souls, for the Kingdom of God. The secret that took him right to paradise, however, was one alone, and more than ever real: exclusive love for the Eucharist, the living Heart of Jesus.

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