Synod on the Family

Openly gay priest claims Pope Francis affirmed his homosexuality in private phone call

The former Dominican says the pontiff told him in 2017: 'I give you the power of the keys.' By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, January 3, 2020 January 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – An “out” gay priest who rejects the Church’s teaching on homosexuality shared his personal reaction to a phone... read more

Social “Science” at the JPII Institute

By Robert Royal, August 6, 2019 The Catholic world was surprised – though not entirely so – last week when the previously announced “refounding” of the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family resulted in the firing of two prominent longtime professors and the “suspension”... read more

Catholic leaders must stop pushing lie that God makes some people gay: Priest

By Lisa Bourne WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There’s a terrible problem with the Catholic Church when some of its leaders are pushing LGBT propaganda in conflict with Church teachings, Canonist Father Gerald Murray said recently, and true accompaniment means telling a... read more

90-year-old philosopher priest: Pope Francis is at the center of Church’s current crisis

By Lisa Bourne October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The biggest crisis in the Catholic Church right now is not whether bishops, cardinals or priests are sinners, a noted priest and author said. It is whether the Church will uphold its own teaching. And at the center of the crisis is Pope... read more

Concerns Generated by Lack of Clarity on Synod Voting Procedures

Pope Francis’ apostolic constitution, Episcopalis Communio, allows for the final synod document to have magisterial weight, but the question remains whether there will be propositions. Edward Pentin Blog |  Oct. 1, 2018 The organizers of the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational... read more

Polish bishops sidestep Communion debate in new ‘Amoris Laetitia’ guidelines

By Charles Collins, Jun 10, 2018 Bishops in Poland have said the Church needs to serve “people living in irregular relationships according to the pastoral criteria proposed by Pope Francis: Acceptance, accompaniment, discernment and integration.” The statement came in a set of pastoral... read more

Orthodox Catholic author warns on EWTN Pope Francis has deliberately created confusion

By Phil Lawler WASHINGTON, D. C., March 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) - Pope Francis has deliberately created confusion to allow for Catholic teaching to be circumvented, a longtime Catholic commentator has said, and Francis’ inner circle contains people more radical in their beliefs than... read more

Cardinal Cupich’s significant factual error

by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, 14 Feb 2018 The cardinal's much-discussed lecture was worryingly ambiguous - and in one important place just incorrect Cardinal Cupich’s lecture in Cambridge last week has generated some commentary, and I feel the need to join in. It would take far too long to... read more

Authentic Journalism: Exposing Corruption

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • • December 18, 2017 Bp. Athanasius Schneider: "Some Catholic journalists and internet bloggers behaved as good soldiers of Christ" Prelates like Bp. Athanasius Schneider know Catholic journalists are exposing corruption in the... read more

Papal Promises and Maneuvers: the Revelations of Cardinals Sistach and Meisner

By Maike Hickson, November 8, 2017 Many of our readers might already be aware that in spite of his own exhortations in favor of open-hearted dialogue, Pope Francis himself was responsible for steering some of the discussions during the two family synods, especially with regard to the question... read more


by Philippa Martyr, 6 . 1 . 17 Cardinal George Pell, emeritus Archbishop of Sydney and now resident in Rome, is Australia’s most senior prelate. Known for his orthodoxy and direct speaking, Pell has become the center of an increasingly strident media storm in Australia, related to the child... read more