Catechesis

‘Amoris laetitia’ must be read ‘always in continuity’ with Church teaching, pope says

By Ed Condon, CNA Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2018 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- A letter from Pope Francis on Amoris laetitia has been published in which the pope says the 2016 apostolic exhortation is “always in continuity” with the traditional teaching of the Church, and must be read and understood... read more

Pope Francis’ confidant: Sunday Mass obligation isn’t ‘indispensable,’ it ‘could fall’

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández said that 'social distancing and quarantine' will require Catholics to 'reinvent' themselves Maike Hickson Blog, Apr 28, 2020 April 28, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, a papal ghostwriter and personal confidant of Pope... read more

It’s Time to Treat the Church’s Essential Services as Essential

COMMENTARY: What God provides humanity through the Church is as essential a service as ever. Fr. Roger Landry Blog, April 28, 2020 In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling “Phase 2” in the response to the coronavirus... read more

Exorcist: Priests have ‘obligation’ to give sacraments to dying, ‘regardless’ of what bishop says

Fr. Chad Ripperger said a priest's 'obligation is the person’s salvation over his own physical well-being' By Lianne Laurance DENVER, Colorado, April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Exorcist and theologian Fr. Chad Ripperger says priests are under an obligation to give the sacraments to... read more

US archbishop rebukes brother bishops for claiming abortion not ‘preeminent’ voting issue

Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote that there are a few bishops who 'sadly ... should know better' than to downplay the critical importance of human life. By Doug Mainwaring DENVER, April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. archbishop published a commentary criticizing his brother bishops who... read more

“We Glory in Tribulations” – Living the Faith When Public Worship is Prohibited

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, March 19, 2020 “We glory in tribulations” (Rom. 5:3) Millions of Catholics in the so-called free Western world will, in the coming weeks or even months, and especially during Holy Week and Easter, the culmination of the entire liturgical year, be... read more

Five Cardinals and two prominent bishops speak about the end times

'The Church is shrouded in the darkness of modernism, but the victory belongs to Our Lord and His Bride. We desire to keep vigil with her and with Jesus, in this new Gethsemane of the end times.' ​​​​​February 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The situation in the Church today is so severe... read more

Cardinal Sarah Calls For End to ‘Sterile Controversy’ Over Celibacy Book

The Vatican cardinal urges the faithful to cease discussing ‘ridiculous side issues’ over the book and to read the ‘essential question’ it covers instead. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, January 27, 2020 Cardinal Robert Sarah has given a robust defense of his and... read more

Secret Vatican letter to bishops: Pope’s final doc on Amazon Synod coming within a month

The Apostolic Exhortation is to have the same name as the preparatory document for the Synod: 'New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.' By John-Henry Westen, LifeSite News, January 14, 2020 The Pope wants to publish a final document on the Amazon Synod by early February, if... read more

In surprise, Benedict openly defends clerical celibacy as Francis considers married priests

By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, January 12, 2020VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has coauthored a new book defending the Catholic Church's practice of a celibate priesthood, in a shocking move that comes as Pope Francis is considering the possibility of allowing older,... read more

Courage, Love, and Sacrifice in the Fight for Marriage Reality

By Robert P. George, Public Discourse, January 5, 2020 Every time we fail to muster the courage to do what’s right, what God is calling us to do, there is behind that failure a still deeper failure: a failure of love. Author’s note: On January 1, 2020, Ryan T. Anderson and I published a... read more