Pope Paul VI

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
Mary, Mother of the Church

Fatima to Vatican II: Mary, ‘Mother of the Church’ and Our Loving Mother

Called to be the God-bearer, Mother to the Head of the Church, Mary was commissioned and called implicitly to be mother of every member born of the virginal womb of the Church in baptism. By Matthew Tsakanikas, Catholic World Reporter, December 21, 2019 The title of Mary, “Mother of the... read more

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

Cardinal Sarah: ‘Contraceptive mentality’ led to LGBT takeover of children’s schools

By Martin M. Barillas and Pete Baklinski MADRID, November 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah strongly criticized LGBT ideology that he said is overrunning governments and education centers while tracing the ideology to the root of the widespread acceptance of... read more

Is It Time to Abolish the USCCB?

By LEILA MARIE LAWLER, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 “If I must speak the truth, I feel disposed to shun every conference of Bishops: for never saw I Synod brought to a happy issue, and remedying, and not rather aggravating, existing evils…” — St. Gregory of Nazianzus, 382 A.D. Heedless of... read more

De Mattei: The ‘Assisted Suicide’ of the Church and Society

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, August 21, 2019 All attention in Italy at the moment is focussed on the political crisis. Yet there is another much graver and vaster crisis, which constitutes the background for the political crisis: the religious and moral crisis of the West. The... read more

Beware the Pitfalls of Curial Reform

By Msgr. Hans Feichtinger, May 31, 2019 A structural reform of the Roman Curia has been one of the goals of Pope Francis and a reason why he was elected pope. Even some in the Curia support the idea. The last two major reforms were made by Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, yet many think what... read more

Bishop Olmsted Sees ‘Renewal’ in Priestly Formation, Despite Scandal

In a monthly series of columns, Bishop Olmsted has been considering various aspects of the Church scandal, as well as ways to move forward in purification. Catholic News Agency, May. 10, 2019 PHOENIX — Despite the scandals of clerical sexual abuse that the Catholic Church has suffered in... read more

Vatican’s former doctrine chief sounds alarm on Francis’ plans to reorder curia

Maike Hickson Blog May 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican’s former Prefect of the Congregation for Doctrine has strongly criticized a draft document containing Pope Francis’ plans for an overhaul of the curia — where “doctrine” is expected to take a backseat to... read more

Archbishop Bugnini: The Man Behind the Post-Vatican II Mass

Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy is a compelling, thought-provoking book. Anna Abbott Blog, Apr. 22, 2019 Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Pope St. Paul VI’s “Humanae Vitae (On Human Life).” This year marks the 50th anniversary of an equally important part of his... read more

Cardinal Müller: Pope Benedict’s letter ‘more intelligent than all’ contributions at Rome Abuse Summit

Maike Hickson Blog April 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller has given several interviews in recent days defending Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's April 10 letter on the roots of the abuse crisis. The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith told the... read more

Silencing Catholic Speech