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‘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

ABP. VIGANÒ: THE FAITHFUL AND PRIESTS ARE RIGHT TO FEEL ABANDONED

By Marco Tosatti, Stilum Curiae, April 29, 2020    'Bishops, you are accountable for souls who die without the sacraments' April 29, 2020 - feast of Saint Catherine of Siena Marco Tosatti: Your Excellency, the latest decree of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has disregarded the... read more

Pope and Closest Aides Do Not Have Coronavirus: Vatican

By Reuters, March 28, 2020 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said on Saturday that tests carried out in the building where Pope Francis lives after one resident tested positive for coronavirus showed that the pontiff and his closest aides do not have the disease. Francis appears to be in... read more

James Martin S.J. Strikes Again

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, February 29, 2020 Fr. James Martin, S.J. has been in the news again this past week, after several bishops from the American Southwest reported that, during their ad limina visit, Pope Francis expressed displeasure about how his meeting last year with the controversial... read more

FDA: Thousands of Deaths Associated With Drugs Given to ‘Trans’ Children

Fatal blood clots, suicidal behavior, lowered IQs, brittle bones and sterility are just a few of the potential side effects of ‘puberty blockers’ that the transgender industry doesn’t want talked about. By Celeste McGovern, September 18, 2019 Thousands of children attending... read more

Pope’s secretary warns people will abandon Church if Church abandons them amid virus

By Elise Ann Allen, Crux, Mar 15, 2020 Pope’s secretary warns people will abandon Church if Church abandons them amid virus Faithful receive the holy communion into their hands during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the occasion of the "Mediterranean sea a border of peace" conference in... read more

Francis vs. the Deep Church

BY MICHAEL WARREN DAVIS, MARCH 12, 2020 Does the Vatican have a General Directorate for Personnel? This is, perhaps, the most boring question ever posed by a writer in Crisis Magazine. And yet, as we fumble for an answer, we also come a little closer to understanding one of the most confounding... read more

US bishops: Pope Francis talks Fr. James Martin, euthanasia, at private meeting

By JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency, February 20.2020 During a private meeting with bishops from the southwestern United States, Pope Francis talked about his 2019 meeting with Fr. James Martin, SJ, and about pastoral care and assisted suicide. The pope met Feb. 10 for more than two hours... read more

Pope Francis Sets Aside Proposal on Married Priests

The decision, in a letter on Catholic life in remote Amazon areas, is a victory for conservative forces who had warned that change there would put the church on a slippery slope. By Jason Horowitz and Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, February 12, 2020 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has... read more

Vatican officials: ‘Querida Amazonia’ is magisterium, Amazon synod’s final doc is not

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, February 12, 2020 Pope Francis' post-synodal exhortation on the Amazon is part of the Church's ordinary magisterium -- that is officially a kind of Church teaching -- while the final document of the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod is not, Cardinal... read more
Pope Francis is with U.S. bishops during their “ad limina” visits to the Vatican Feb. 10, 2020.

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