Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Vatican orders founder to leave ecumenical community

Catholic News Agency, May 28, 2020 The Vatican has ordered the prominent Italian Catholic layman Enzo Bianchi to leave the monastery he founded in 1965. The Holy See made the ruling in a decree dated May 13, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and approved by Pope... read more

Rome’s Shame in China

By Robert Royal, January 13, 2020 China is a large, strange, complex, contradictory thing, even before you get to the large, strange, complex, contradictory, and murderous form of Communism that has come to dominate its various peoples. No one understands it very well. But those closest with a... read more
Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Zen: ‘Parolin is manipulating the Holy Father’ on China deal

Catholic News Agency, December 4, 2019 Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, has renewed his criticism of the Vatican-China deal, warning that he thinks Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is exercising undue influence in advising Pope Francis. “Now I’m sorry to... read more

Cdl. Zen warns Pope Francis that Vatican directives for China church may lead to ‘death of true faith’

By Bree A. Dail HONG KONG, July 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong has spoken out forcefully against the Vatican’s newest “pastoral document” for the Chinese Church which gives reasons for why priests should register with the communist government. Cardinal Joseph... read more

This Year’s Vatican-China Agreement Causes Widespread Consternation

Cardinal Joseph Zen says Pope Francis is being “deceived by his collaborators” and a “miracle” is needed, while Cardinal Pietro Parolin says an “act of faith” is required to make the deal work. Edward Pentin Blog, December 21. 2018 VATICAN CITY — Among several Vatican stories... read more

Vatican Refuses to Offer Asylum to Asia Bibi

by David Nussman • • December 17, 2018 Cdl. Pietro Parolin: 'It's an issue inside Pakistan' VATICAN CITY ( - The Vatican is not offering asylum to a persecuted Catholic woman in Pakistan. After years of struggle in the courts, Aasiya Noreen... read more

Cardinal Zen delivers new letter on China to Pope Francis: ‘Underground clerics have cried’

By Dorothy Cummings McLean HONG KONG, November 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) ― Cardinal Joseph Zen has written a letter to Pope Francis detailing the sufferings of Catholics in China since the Vatican signed a deal with the communist government. Cardinal Zen revealed that he flew to Rome at the... read more

Is the Vatican promoting world-wide euthanasia under the guise of “palliative care”?

Letter of the Cardinal Secretary of State to the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life on the occasion of the Congress on Palliative Care organized by the PAL (Rome, 28 February – 1 March 2018), 28.02.2018 The international Congress entitled “Palliative Care: Everywhere and by... 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

So Pope Francis CAN act quickly on cover-up charges, when he wants to

By Phil Lawler, Aug 28, 2018 Archbishop Vigano has responded quickly and effectively to the charge that he sought to squelch charges of sexual misconduct by Archbishop John Nienstedt. (I suspect that when he released his testimony, Archbishop Vigano knew this attack would be coming, and he was... read more