Papal Appointments

Cardinal Cupich Seems to Be the Vatican’s Choice

COMMENTARY: All popes have their favorites in the US. However, papal favor is not equivalent to wise pastoral leadership. Father Raymond J. de Souza, Commentaries, February 5, 2021 Much was made of Cardinal Blase Cupich’s meeting with Pope Francis, just 10 days after his public criticism... read more

Pope Francis appoints Chicago auxiliary bishop to Diocese of Joliet

Vatican City, Jul 17, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks as the next bishop of Joliet, Illinois, Friday. Hicks, 55, has served as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago since 2015 and as an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese since 2018. He will be the... read more
Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta

Argentine Bishop Appears at Court Hearing on Abuse Charges

By The Associated Press, November 27, 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis appeared voluntarily for a court hearing Wednesday ahead of a trial on charges of sexual abuse of two former seminarians in one of several cases that have shaken the church in the... read more
Archbishop Roque Paloschi

Pro-Abortion Ford Foundation Major Funder of Key Synod Organizations

The Register has learned that organizations belonging to REPAM, which has held the primary role in organizing the synod’s proceedings, have received millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. foundation. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 17, 2019 VATICAN CITY — A... read more
Bishop Erwin Kräutler,

Key Synod Father Says Pan-Amazon Synod Is ‘Maybe a Step to’ Women Catholic Priests

By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 9, 2019 VATICAN CITY — One of the key figures behind the Pan-Amazon Synod’s working document admitted Wednesday that he supports the ordination of women as priests, and that he sees this month’s meeting as one possible step towards... read more

Francis paves the way for Francis II

BY MICHAEL WARREN DAVIS, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was roundly mocked last week for saying that Millennials are, in fact, the Greatest Generation. And rightly so. By and large, my generation is a waste of its fathers’ seed and a drain on their resources. Culturally, we’re... read more

The Vatican Sends JPII Down the Memory Hole

BY RICHARD A. SPINELLO, AUGUST 6, 2019 If there was ever any doubt that Pope Francis’s Vatican regime is determined to subvert the doctrines of Pope John Paul II, the shameless conduct of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute’s new administration ought to stand as indisputable... read more
Fr. Jose Granados, DCJM. Courtesy photo

JPII Institute VP says school’s identity is ‘seriously threatened’

By JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Jul 31, 2019 The vice-president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome said that changes to the school’s governing structure and academic program are a serious threat to its identity, and to the important pastoral ministry it... read more

WATCH: Fr. James Martin complains to US govt of ‘homophobia’ in Catholic Church

By Martin M. Barillas WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin told a U.S. government commission looking into how faith communities can address “hate crimes” that within the Catholic Church there exists “racism, sexism, and... read more

Analysis: New Vatican constitution to centralize power in state secretariat

Ed Condon/CNA  3 July, 2019 The document represents a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era Last week, Bishop Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the pope’s C6 Council of Cardinal Advisors announced that the group hoped to present Francis with a final draft of a... read more

Pope Francis ignored ‘terrifying dossier’ on top Vatican official’s sex abuse: Abp. Viganò

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman July 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former papal ambassador who has accused Pope Francis of covering up sex abuse, has stated that the Vatican’s third most powerful prelate, Archbishop Peña Parra, was never given an “open and... read more
Professor John Rist, CUA

Professor John Rist: Why I Signed the Papal Heresy Open Letter

Archbishop Wilton Gregory listens to a question from a reporter (CNS)

Writer of blunt ’02 memo on abuse: Gregory can handle the truth