Cardinal Walter Brandmuller

10 German Dioceses Push for Major Changes During Upcoming ‘Synodal Path’

According to a joint open letter released in Germany, vicars general say ‘fundamental reform’ is ‘essential’ and ask that accusations that participants are ‘lacking orthodoxy’ be avoided during the two-year synodal process. Edward Pentin Blog, November 6, 2019 Now that the... read more

‘Courageous…prophets of today’: Dubia cardinal praises men who threw Pachamamas in Tiber

‘Courageous…prophets of today’: Dubia cardinal praises men who threw Pachamamas in Tiber Maike Hickson Blog October 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the two remaining dubia cardinals and a respected Church historian – praised the men who removed the... read more
Leonardo Boff with the future and current Pope Francis (circled)

81-year-old liberation theologian is an architect of the Amazon Synod

By Maika Hickson, LifeSite News, September 9, 2019 In recent weeks, there has been much discussion among solicitous Catholics about one of the inspirers of the upcoming October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod, Leonardo Boff. He is one of the founders of Liberation Theology and a co-author of Laudato Si,... read more
Cardinal Schönborn (Vienna)

Cardinal Schönborn: I Haven’t Read About Criticisms of the Synod

The Archbishop of Vienna, a member of the drafting committee on the final document, also said he hadn’t reviewed evidence that the pro-abortion Ford Foundation is funding key synod groups. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 21, 2019 Despite being one of the four members of... read more

Amazon. Three More Cardinals Rebuff the Base Document of the Synod

By Sandro Magister, SeventhHeaven, September 26, 2019 One after another, over three days, three more cardinals - like the Germans Walter Brandmüller and Gerhard Müller before them - have aimed severe criticisms at the “Instrumentum Laboris,” the base document of the upcoming synod on the... read more
Fr. Gerald E. Murray

If Pope Francis encourages criticism, why won’t he meet with dubia cardinals?

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, LifeSiteNews, September 23, 2019 We know that Pope Francis is a believer in the value of criticism from his extensive remarks on the plane ride back from his recent apostolic visit to Africa. He said: "First of all, criticism always helps, always. When someone receives... read more

A Pope who doesn’t fear schism may cause one

By Phil Lawler,, September 11, 2019 “I am not afraid of schisms,” Pope Francis told reporters during his latest airplane press conference. Well, I am. And I’m afraid of any Roman Pontiff who isn’t afraid of splitting the universal Church. Which means that, yes,... read more
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Vatican City, June 2019. (Daniel Ibáñez/CNA)

Burke and Brandmüller say Amazon synod challenges deposit of faith

Catholic New Agency, September 4, 2019 Vatican City, Sep 4, 2019 / 05:45 pm (CNA).- Two cardinals have sent letters to fellow members of the College of Cardinals, raising concerns about the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the pan-Amazonian region. “Some points of the... read more

De Mattei: The ‘Assisted Suicide’ of the Church and Society

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, August 21, 2019 All attention in Italy at the moment is focussed on the political crisis. Yet there is another much graver and vaster crisis, which constitutes the background for the political crisis: the religious and moral crisis of the West. The... read more

Bishop Schneider: Pope Francis has ‘strict duty’ to reaffirm priestly celibacy at Amazon Synod

By Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, July 18, 2019 Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, has stated that Pope Francis has a "strict duty, as given to him by God" to uphold the "apostolic inheritance of priestly celibacy" at the upcoming Amazon Synod and to pass on... read more

Benedictine theologian calls Amazon Synod working doc ‘biodegradable Christianity’ in searing new critique

By Diane Montagna ROME, July 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Benedictine theologian has joined the chorus of voices criticizing the working document of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, calling it “biodegradable Christianity.” In an analysis published by Italian journalist Aldo... read more