Vatican, corruption within

Francis vs. the Deep Church

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis, 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... read more

McCarrick was a ‘devourer of souls,’ former priest secretary tells parish

Catholic News Agency, February 15, 2020 A priest who was the personal secretary of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick said he is sickened by manipulative fundraising tactics employed while McCarrick was Archbishop of Washington. The priest called McCarrick a “manipulator” and a “devourer... read more

McCarrick report expected soon but pope has last word: Vatican official

By Philip Pullella, Reuters, February 6, 2020 Work on a Vatican report into disgraced ex U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is complete and it may be released in the near future but Pope Francis will have the final word on timing, the Vatican’s number two said on Thursday. McCarrick was... read more

Is the Pope Catholic?

What Francis hath wrought. by Robert Royal, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2019 Even when, as at present, the Catholic Church exercises very little direct political or social power, its continued witness to the world after two millennia retains a compelling grandeur. Empires rise and... read more
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri

Archbishop Viganò raises concerns about Cardinal in charge of next papal election

‘In the Heart of the Church we seem to glimpse the approaching shadow of Satan’s synagogue (Rev 2:9).’ By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews, January 31, 2020 In a new testimony touching upon the election of the next Pope, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has alleged that the cardinal whom... read more

FBI interviewed Papal Foundation staff about McCarrick

By Ed Condon, Catholic News Agency, January 8, 2020 Law enforcement officials have conducted interviews with several senior figures at the Papal Foundation, a U.S. based charity which supports the charitable works of the Holy Father. Officers from the FBI have spoken to at least three... read more
Theodore McCarrick, receiving award from Cardinal Cupich shortly before McCarrick was exposed.

Disgraced cardinal gave over $600K to popes, Vatican officials: report

By Marty Johnson, The Hill, December 27, 2019 Theodore McCarrick, the first Catholic cardinal to be defrocked over sexual abuse allegations, sent over $600,000 to powerful clergy in the Church over almost two decades, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. The payments... read more
Papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, is pictured with Action and Spin Time Labs representatives.

Vatican caught up in scandal over ‘queer’ rave in Rome

The wild party took place in the building where a papal representative reconnected the electricity last May. By Diane Montagna, LifeSite News, January 7, 2020 ROME — The Vatican has been caught up in a scandal over a drug-fueled New Year’s Eve party in Rome attended by minors and... read more

Catholics should be outraged at Vatican’s Peter’s Pence bait-and-switch

By Phil Lawler, LifeSite News, December 20, 2019 If you asked loyal Catholics to subsidize a film dramatizing the life of Elton John, you'd get a disappointing return. But ask them to contribute to the needs of the Holy Father, and you'll see real generosity. The purpose of the Peter's... read more
Vatican Bank (Institute for Works of Religion ((IOR)

Tangled Web of Transactions Utilized to Fund Bankrupt Italian Hospital

By Edward Petain, NCR, December 10, 2019 NEWS ANALYSIS: NCR has reviewed documents that indicate Vatican officials employed covert and deceptive methods to divert 50 million euros needed at a children’s hospital to the troubled institution.VATICAN CITY — Using costly methods that appear... read more
Institute for Works of Religion (the "Vatican bank")

Vatican financial watchdog now a ‘shell’ after police raid

By Nicole Winfield, Crux/AP, November 19, 2019 ROME - A board member of the Vatican’s financial watchdog has resigned in the wake of a Vatican police raid that resulted in the agency’s suspension from the global communications network of financial intelligence units. . . . the Vatican... read more
Father Gabriele Martinelli. (Credit: Screen capture.)

Vatican to try two priests for alleged abuse of altar boys in St. Peter’s Basilica

Fr. Jose Granados, DCJM. Courtesy photo

JPII Institute VP says school’s identity is ‘seriously threatened’

Archbishop Angelelli (left) in a protest march in La Rioja

JORGE’S HEROES: The Dirty War and a Dirty Beatification