Pope and Closest Aides Do Not Have Coronavirus: Vatican

By Reuters, March 28, 2020 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said on Saturday that tests carried out in the building where Pope Francis lives after one resident tested positive for coronavirus showed that the pontiff and his closest aides do not have the disease. Francis appears to be in... read more

COVID-19: Decree regarding the celebration of the Easter Triduum

The Congregation for Divine Worship releases a Decree dated 25 March, updating “the general indications and suggestions already given to Bishops” in a previous decree from 19 March. By Vatican News, March 25, 2020 A Decree entitled “In time of Covid-19” (II), has been issued by the... read more

Court-appointed official says Vatican failing on accountability in Nienstedt case

By Christopher White, Crux, March 23, 2020 Court-appointed official says Vatican failing on accountability in Nienstedt case By Christopher White, Crux, March 23 2020 NEW YORK - A court-appointed official for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is alleging that the Vatican’s... read more

Pope’s secretary warns people will abandon Church if Church abandons them amid virus

By Elise Ann Allen, Crux, Mar 15, 2020 Pope’s secretary warns people will abandon Church if Church abandons them amid virus Faithful receive the holy communion into their hands during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the occasion of the "Mediterranean sea a border of peace" conference in... read more

Argentina’s Abortion Fight Exposes Pope Francis’ Foreign Policy Weaknesses

Pope Francis has had a challenging time exerting his influence around the world. By Clementi Lisi, Religion Unplugged, March 9, 2020 Past popes have exerted an enormous amount of influence on politics around the world. A pope’s influential reach — and the large number of Catholics... read more

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

Caution, panic a delicate balance in Rome as coronavirus empties city

By Elise Ann Allen, Crux, March 5, 2020 ROME - With more events being cancelled and popular sites growing increasingly vacant amid Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, many in Rome find themselves torn between exercising caution and wanting to avoid panic. Speaking of the recent decision to send... 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 Re elected new dean of the College of Cardinals

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, January 25, 2020 Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re has been elected the new dean of the College of Cardinals with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as vice-dean. Re, 85, will serve a five-year term under the new term limits created by Pope Francis in a motu... read more

Rome’s Shame in China

By Robert Royal, January 13, 2020 China is a large, strange, complex, contradictory thing, even before you get to the large, strange, complex, contradictory, and murderous form of Communism that has come to dominate its various peoples. No one understands it very well. But those closest with a... 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.

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