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Is Cardinal Becciu being rehabilitated?

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency, April 10, 2021 Pope Francis' private visit to Cardinal Angelo Becciu on Holy Thursday set off speculation about whether the pope is attempting to rehabilitate the disgraced cardinal. The real reasons why Pope Francis asked Cardinal Becciu to... read more

Full Text: Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2021

In the Urbi et Orbi blessing, Pope Francis noted that “once again this year, in various places many Christians have celebrated Easter under severe restrictions and, at times, without being able to attend liturgical celebrations.” National Catholic Register, April 5, 2021 Editor's Note:... read more


Catholic League president Bill Donohue, a valued member of our Catholic Citizens of Illinois Advisory Board, comments on the way some Catholics are reacting to the Vatican statement on gay unions: Freedom From Religion Foundation, an anti-Catholic organization, is not happy with the recent... read more

The Bishops and Eucharistic Coherence

By Judie Brown, American Life League, March 16, 2021 Coherence is the logical way of presenting the facts. It is another word for consistency. Since the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to address Eucharistic coherence, we can presume that they have deemed it a matter of... read more

Cardinal Sarah says he has ‘never opposed the pope’ in first interview since stepping down

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, March 10, 2021 Cardinal Robert Sarah on Wednesday rejected claims that he and Pope Francis are enemies, in his first interview since stepping down from his Vatican post. In an interview with an Italian newspaper published March 10, the Guinean... read more

Vatican makes COVID vaccine mandatory for employees

By Inés San Martín, Crux, February 18, 2021 ROME – Already strong advocates of COVID-19 vaccines as a means to curb the pandemic, Pope Francis and his Vatican team have ratcheted up their position by making the shot mandatory for all employees. According to a decree signed by Cardinal... read more

What Do We Do Now? A Reflection On Catacomb Catholicism

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, February 11, 2021 If there’s one question that has come up over the years of covering the crisis in the Church, again and again, it’s this: what do we do now? I’ve come to realize that we are, in many respects, through the looking glass when it comes to... read more

Does a pontifical foundation use Pope Francis to spread gender ideology?

By David Ramos for CNA, February 5, 2021 The Scholas Occurrentes Pontifical Foundation, which states that its goal is to create a new vision for the education of children around the world, is not only using Pope Francis’ support to fundraise around the world, but also to disseminate... read more

Spanish Freemasons praise Pope Francis, laud ‘International Fraternity Day’

The Spanish Grand Lodge has taken it unto itself publicly to endorse Pope Francis. Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 8:48 am EST By Jean Smits, Paris Correspondent February 10, 2021 (LifeSitenews) — For the second time in less than five months, the Gran Logia de España, Spain’s main masonic lodge,... read more

Pope Francis tells diplomats ‘right to life’ is a foundational human right

By Courtney Mares, CNA, February 8, 2021 Pope Francis told diplomats at the Vatican Monday that it is “painful” for him to see more countries move away from “their inalienable duty to protect human life” from conception to natural death. “The pandemic forced us to confront two... read more

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

The Catechism Crisis