Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga (HN)

Pan-Amazonian Synod Participants Include Former UN Head, Liberation Theologians

The appointments appear to align with the synod’s expected emphases on environmental concerns, and on indigenous spirituality. Edward Pentin Blog, September 21, 2019 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has personally invited Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and Bishop Robert McElroy of San... read more
Cardinal Maradiaga and Pope Francis I

Reflections on the New Sex-Abuse Norms

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing, May 18, 2019 Last week, Pope Francis issued new canonical norms to deal with the plague of the sexual abuse of minors and adults by clerics and religious. His motu proprio “You are the light of the World” (Vos estis lux mundi [1]) establishes new... read more
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (Honduras)

Evangelization and Doctrine Are Inseparable

By David G. Bonagura Jr., May 16, 2019 We preach doctrine, and doctrine exists to be preached. If that sounds circular, then we understand correctly that doctrine and evangelization are two sides of the same coin. Recently announced plans for Pope Francis’s reform of the Roman Curia have... read more

Vatican Scandals: Follow the Money…if You Can

By Chris Caldwell, One PeterFive, April 3, 2019 On January 4, 2013, a month before Pope Benedict resigned, the Italian Central Bank turned the lights off on the entire Vatican. The Vatican no longer had the ability to make any electronic financial transactions. Italian authorities asserted... read more

Clerical Machiavellians with Magical Beliefs

By William Kilpatrick, November 6, 2018 “Cometh the hour, cometh the man.” The saying means that a time of crisis invariably brings forth the man to meet the challenge. Well, the hour is here, but where’s the man? That’s what many Catholics must be wondering. The Church is in the... read more

Fr. James Martin: Pope appoints ‘gay-friendly’ bishops, cardinals to change Church on LGBT

By Dorothy Cummings McLean WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican consultant and homosexual activist priest Fr. James Martin stated at a recent conference that Pope Francis has gone out of his way to appoint “gay-friendly” bishops and cardinals in the Catholic... read more

The Wrong People Francis Can’t Get Rid Of

By Sandro Magister Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. Because at least three others can be pointed out, in the upper levels of the hierarchy, each one tied with double thread to the changes that this pope wants to introduce into the... read more

The Misplaced Priorities of Youth Synod Organizers

CCI Editor's Note:  Must read!  Follow the link for the full article. By William Kilpatrick,  October 10, 2018 Reading through the Instrumentum Laboris (IL)—the working document for the Youth Synod—one gets the impression that the biggest challenge young people face in life is... read more

An Open Letter to Archbishop Chaput Supporting His Call to Cancel the Youth Synod

An Open Letter to Archbishop Chaput Supporting His Call to Cancel the Youth Synod By Julia Meloni, October 2, 2018 Your Excellency: As a young Catholic I write to share my grave concerns about the looming youth synod. I am grateful for your repeated efforts to promote orthodoxy at this... read more

Cardinal Maradiaga rebukes papal critics: McCarrick abuse scandal ‘of a private order’

By Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent September 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The scandal of ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s homosexual abuse of young priests and seminarians and Pope Francis’ alleged cover-up are “of a private order,” and a merely “administrative affair,” according to one of... read more