Sexual Morality

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Full text of Benedict XVI: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

Vatican City, Apr 10, 2019 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- The following is a previously unpublished essay from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world's bishops' conferences gathered at the Vatican to discuss the current crisis of the... read more

Gregory promises DC Catholics ‘I will always tell you the truth’

By Christine Rousselle, CNA, April 4, 2019 Archbishop Wilton Gregory made an uncompromising commitment to transparency during his introduction to the faithful of Washington, DC, at a press conference Thursday. "First of all, I believe that the only way I can serve this local archdiocese is... read more

Evidence Pope follows blueprint to change Church by dissident cardinal who led St. Gallen ‘mafia’

Maike Hickson Blog March 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Carlo Martini, before he died in 2012, referred to himself as an “ante-pope,” one who would be a “precursor and preparer” for a new pope who would bring about “radical...change” in a “tired...pompous” Church. In his... read more

Houston ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ Program Halted Amid Outrage That Sex Offender Read to Children at Library

By Heather Clark, Christian News Service, March 21, 2019 HOUSTON, Texas — Organizers of the Houston, Texas “Drag Queen Story Time” have decided to discontinue the offering for the “foreseeable future” in the midst of outrage over the revelation that a man who had read to children is... read more

German Bishops Use Abuse Crisis to Promote Dissent

By Msgr. Hans Feichtinger, March 19, 2019 According to a recent study conducted at the University of Ulm (Germany), the number of minors who suffered sexual abuse within the German Church is much higher than previously assumed. In comparison with other countries, however, this is not... read more

Can paedophilia stage a comeback?

A new play calls for compassion for offenders By Michael Cook | Mar 18 2019 |  In MercatorNet last week Carolyn Moynihan predicted that paedophilia would make a comeback as a legitimate form of sexual expression, provided that it was loving and consensual. It was, she argued, a natural... read more

German Bishops Announce ‘Synodal Process’ on Celibacy, Sexual Morality

Cardinal Reinhard Marx said the bishops had unanimously decided on 'synodal progression' that could lead to a binding outcome. By Anian Christoph Wimmer/CAN/ Mar. 15, 2019 MUNICH — Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising has announced that the Catholic Church in Germany is embarking... read more

Bishop’s Blog / Glorious Chastity – One Bishop’s Reflection

By Bishop Joseph Strickland, February 14, 2019 In the year 2019, we live in a world that’s off kilter. One of the deepest roots of the present chaos is the lack of willingness to embrace Glorious Chastity. I specifically use the word “glorious” because I believe it is God’s plan that... read more

German Cardinal: ‘The Church Stands for Truths That Transcend Time’

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki addresses abuse crises and preservation of Catholic teaching. Martin Rothweiler,EWTN,February  20, 2019 Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, the archbishop of Cologne, spoke with EWTN TV German-language program director Martin Rothweiler Feb. 13 about the Church in... read more

Bishop’s Blog / Glorious Chastity – One Bishop’s Reflection

By Bishop Strickland, February 14, 2019  In the year 2019, we live in a world that’s off kilter. One of the deepest roots of the present chaos is the lack of willingness to embrace Glorious Chastity. I specifically use the word “glorious” because I believe it is God’s plan that... read more

While Vatican Meets, Catholic Colleges Celebrate Sexual Abuse

When Catholic institutions parade sexual perversion and abuse onstage in the midst of this crisis, the crimes are compounded. Patrick Reilly Blog, Feb. 13, 2019 Even while the Vatican meets to address sexual abuse by Catholic priests, students at U.S. Catholic colleges will stage theatrical... read more

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