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Cardinal Kasper: Pope Francis feels called to ‘change’ Church, door will ‘open’ to women at altar

By Martin Barillas BARCELONA, Spain, December 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – German Cardinal Walter Kasper, who successfully championed Holy Communion for divorced and “remarried” Catholics, said that Pope Francis feels called by the Holy Spirit to “change” the Church, which will one day... read more

What “Deep Christian Convictions” of “Democratic Socialism”?

[On Marhc 8, 2019, Paul Kengor was the featured speaker at our Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon. Kengor's topic was: “The Catholic Church’s 200 Year Opposition to Communism: Can She Hold Firm?”] By Paul Kengor, Crisis, May 2, 2019 I do my best to avoid The New York Times.... read more

Evelyn Waugh Predicted the Collapse of Catholic England

He saw Vatican II as an attempt by elites to foist changes on a laity that didn't want them. By CASEY CHALK • May 2, 2019 Imagine a society enfeebled by constant, top-down, progressivist experimentation offering universal, programmatic solutions to problems that are either inherently... read more

Suffering Accompanies a Foolish Church

By Dan Millette, OnePeterFive, March 15, 2019 If nothing else, the pontificate of Pope John XXIII was optimistic in mindset. When asked why he called the Second Vatican Council, John allegedly replied, “I want to throw open the windows of the Church so that we can see out and the people can... read more

Sowers of the Current Chaos

By Paul Kengor, September 5, 2018 For keen insight into some of the malevolent forces at work in the Church right now, an unexpected source is a fascinating book by Father Charles Theodore Murr, titled, The Godmother: Madre Pascalina. Published in May 2017, for the centenary of Fatima, it is one... read more

De Mattei: The Death of Paul VI (August 6, 1978). An anniversary.

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, August 15, 2018 This month of August sees the fortieth anniversary of the death of Giovanni Battista Montini - Pope Paul VI from 1963 to 1978. His pontificate changed the life of the Church in the twentieth century. Giovanni Battista Montini was... read more

Germain Grisez’s Defense of Orthodox Faith

By John M. Grondelski, February 5, 2018 Germain Gabriel Grisez, 88, died February 1, 2018. Philosophy and Catholic theology in the United States lost a giant in his passing. After Karol Wojtyła, I probably owe my greatest intellectual debt to Germain Grisez and the late William May and their... read more

It All Started With the “Spirit of the Council.” The “Correctio” Explained

Received and published. The author has taught at the state university of Florence and at the pontifical theological faculty of central Italy. * THE HERETICAL BACKGROUND OF MUCH OF TODAY’S PASTORAL PRACTICE by Pietro De Marco, November 9, 2017 What convinced me to sign the "Correctio"... read more

Archbishop Lefebvre’s Eyewitness Testimony to the Church Revolution

CCI Editor's Note:  Interesting history of the Second Vatican Council and the interplay between the opposing sides, especially Archbishop Lefebvre efforts at intervention. Must read! By Maike Hickson, August 28, 2017 At the recommendation of my husband, I have just read a 1982 conference... read more

What the Popes Have to Say About Socialism

By Gustavo Solimeo,  February 24, 2010 | Anyone who examines the ideology of socialism will see the contrast between the socialist doctrine and the doctrine of the Church.All the same, it is not out of place to review the condemnation of the popes starting with Pius IX and ending with Benedict... read more

Vatican Ostpolitik and the Death of Fidel Castro

BY FILIP MAZURCZAK, NOVEMBER 28, 2016 Upon the passing of Fidel Castro, the mainstream media are presenting the Cuban tyrant, the longest-reigning dictator in human history, in a much more benevolent way than they would the passing of any other strongman. For example, the headline in The New... read more