Episcopalis communio

Pope Francis petitions UN for new annual secular celebration of ‘human fraternity’

By Diane Montagna, LifeSite News, December 9, 2019 In the latest sign of the importance Pope Francis attributes to his contentious Abu Dhabi interreligious initiative, he has now united with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt, Ahmed el-Tayeb, in petitioning the United Nations to declare... read more

Over 100 Anglican clergy, critical of their bishops’ LGBT guidance, threaten to go elsewhere

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, January 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) More than 100 Anglican priests in the Diocese of Oxford signed a letter critical of their bishops’ advice permitting active homosexuals to receive communion and to be ordained. The priests warned their bishops that if they... read more

EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis of Youth Synod final document

By Diane Montagna ROME, November 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The final document of the recently concluded Vatican Youth Synod “abounds in expressions of sentimentalism,” and also demonstrates in key passages that senior hierarchy “used the young people” to further their own agenda, Bishop... read more

Brave new Church: can Catholicism be decentralised?

by Fr Mark Drew, 1 Nov 2018 The youth synod’s final report resoundingly endorses ‘synodality’. This could be a positive step – once bishops have worked out what it means. Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has often expressed the desire for a more “synodal” style of Church... read more

Synod report: where did all these references to ‘synodality’ come from?

by Christopher Altieri, 26 Oct 2018 Hardly any of the discussion groups mentioned the subject. Suddenly, there's a whole section on it When Pope Francis convened the XV Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for October of 2018, he billed the gathering as an opportunity for bishops from... read more

Cardinal Müller urges Pope Francis to seek reconciliation with Viganò

The former CDF prefect said Catholics had a right to know the truth about the accusations by Mark Greaves, 5 Oct 2018 Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has urged Pope Francis to “look for reconciliation” with his critic... read more

Concerns Generated by Lack of Clarity on Synod Voting Procedures

Pope Francis’ apostolic constitution, Episcopalis Communio, allows for the final synod document to have magisterial weight, but the question remains whether there will be propositions. Edward Pentin Blog |  Oct. 1, 2018 The organizers of the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational... read more

De Mattei: The Roman Primacy Disfigured by the Successor of Peter

By Roberto de Mattei, Correspondenza Romana, September 26, 2018 The impressive rapidity with which events are unfolding one after the other in the Church makes one think that this is due not only to the dynamics of historical acceleration, but a deliberate choice by the agents of chaos to... read more

A Perfect Trojan Horse

New apostolic constitution Episcopalis Communio risks injecting heresy into lifeblood of Church by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 19, 2018 By Rev. Michael X., J.C.L. Pope Francis has promulgated a new apostolic constitution on the Synod of Bishops that, for... read more

The Faithful Are Crying Out for Action. Will Church Leaders Listen?

              EDITORIAL: ‘We want a Church that proclaims truth profoundly. We want a Church that proclaims the teachings of our Church honestly.’ The Editors, Sep. 23, 2018 Since the news of sex-abuse allegations against former... read more

New Apostolic Constitution Appears to Formalize the Hijacking of the Synod Process

By Steve Skojec, September 18, 2018 While the eyes of most of the faithful who follow Church news remain fixated on the near-constant drumbeat of new information about Clerical Abuse Scandal 2.0, another papal document has dropped, and in it, another likely time bomb. This morning, Pope... read more