Priests and Marriage

DC priest: celibacy allows a priest to give himself for others

By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency, July 17, 2019 Commentators and critics, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, have in recent months called for an end to the discipline of priestly celibacy, especially in the wake of revelations of widespread historical sexual abuse in the United States, and... read more

Cardinal Gerhard Muller: ‘True Reform of the Church Is About Her Renewal in Christ’

In a wide-ranging interview that discusses the Pan-Amazon synod and the Church in his home country of Germany, the cardinal says Western Christianity is experiencing a crisis of faith and spiritual leadership. By Edward Pentin, July 5, 2019 The thinking behind the much-debated working... read more

Vatican walks tightrope on China, comes on strong with Germany and confession

By: John L. Allen Jr., CRUX, July 2, 2019 ROME - Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, this year featuring record high temperatures across Europe, one might think the Vatican would be entering a “mad dogs and Englishmen” sort of lull. However, that’s not the nature of the Pope... read more

Cardinal critiques Amazon synod working doc as ‘heretical…apostasy’, urges bishops to ‘reject’ it

By Maike Hickson June 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the two remaining dubia cardinals, today issued a strong critique of the Vatican’s working document (Instrumentum Laboris) for the upcoming Pan-Amazon Synod, calling it “heretical” and an “apostasy”... read more

Evangelizing the Amazon and the Gift of Priestly Celibacy

COMMENTARY: Will the proposed change in discipline lead to a holier clergy and a holier Church, or will it weaken the Church’s mission to evangelize and make saints of those in the Amazon and elsewhere? Fr. Roger Landry Blog, June 27, 2019 Friday is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart... read more

Pre-Amazonian Synod ‘Study Meeting’ Held in Rome

A number of key German Church leaders, including Cardinal Walter Kasper, were in attendance at the June 25 Meeting Edward Pentin Blog, June 26, 2019 VATICAN CITY — A private meeting held to discuss the upcoming Amazonian synod and involving largely German-speaking prelates and experts... read more

Amazon Synod Working Document Released Today, and It Confirms There’s Trouble on the Horizon

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, June 17, 2019 The “Instrumentum Laboris” (working document) for the upcoming Amazon Synod was released today. Currently available only in Italian and Spanish, the 45,000-word document — as expected — contains indications that like the two family synods... read more

Canon law expert predicts married priests in the West after Amazon Synod

By Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, May 30, 2019 Thomas Schüller, a German canon law expert and university professor, predicts that the upcoming Amazon Synod will ask for married priests for the Amazon region, after which the German bishops will also “for sure” ask for them. “Before... read more
Cardinal Robert Sarah

‘As a bishop, it is my duty to warn the West’: An interview with Cardinal Sarah

The Vatican cardinal discusses his hard-hitting new book in this exclusive interview with La Nef Cardinal Robert Sarah, Catholic Herald (US), April 5, 2019 Cardinal Robert Sarah is publishing the third of his book-length interviews with Nicolas Diat: The Day is Far Spent. An unflinching... read more

The Amazon Synod: A Trojan Horse to Destroy Priestly Celibacy?

By Marco Tosatti, OnePeter Five, March 29, 2019 Cardinal Cláudio Hummes feels he is close to completing a project conceived of many years ago and tenaciously carried forward: the project of obtaining permission from the Vatican to ordain ad experimentum married men of a certain age (one... read more

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Brazilian Catholics aren’t asking for married priests

By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews, March 12, 2019 Allowing married priests in the Amazon region is an idea from “white priests,” not locals, Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently said. In an interview with LifeSiteNews, Bishop Schneider discussed the proposal to allow married priests in the... read more