Vatican

Dossier To Vatican Alleges Cardinal Becciu Covertly Channeled Money to Australia

An Italian newspaper reported that Vatican prosecutors have received allegations that the funds were transferred after Cardinal George Pell returned there to face sexual abuse charges. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 3, 2020 VATICAN CITY — Vatican prosecutors are... read more
Fr. Juan A. Guerrero, S.J.

Economy prefect says Vatican must be ‘a house of glass’ as 2019 figures released

Catholic News Agency, October 1, 2020 Vatican City, Oct 1, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy released the 2019 balance sheet for the Roman Curia Thursday. Fr. Juan A. Guerrero, S.J., the department’s prefect, told Vatican News Oct. 1 “the economy of... read more

Cardinal Pell to return to Rome this week

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, September 27, 2020 Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome on Tuesday, his first time back in the Vatican since 2017, when he took a leave of absence from his role as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy to travel to... read more
Cardinal Angelo Becciu talks to journalists during press conference in Rome, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press, September 25, 2020 The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. ROME (AP) — A... read more

Corruption of the Best is The Worst: The Jesuits, The Church, & the Deep State

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, OnePeterFive, September 26, 2020 “Corruptio optimi pessima.” Saint Gregory the Great Seeking to find any coherence of the recent action of the Society of Jesus with the original intentions of Saint Ignatius of Loyola is an arduous if not impossible... read more

Cardinal Becciu resigns as prefect, renounces rights as cardinal

By Cindy Wooden, Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, September 24, 2020 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s resignation as prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes and his renunciation of the rights associated with being a cardinal, the... read more
Pope Francis blesses newly ordained priests in the St. Damaso courtyard.

What’s in a name? At the Vatican, a debate on inclusiveness

By Nicole Winfield, Crux, September 17, 2020 ROME — The Vatican responded Wednesday to criticism that the title of Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on the post-COVID world is sexist, saying the document, “Fratelli Tutti,” (“Brothers All”) in no way excludes women. In Italian,... read more

Beijing on renewal of the Sino-Vatican agreement: Yes…probably

By Bernardo Cervellera, AsiaNews.it, September 11, 2020 During his regular press conference, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman expresses appreciation for the "successful" implementation of the Sino-Vatican agreement and promises "improvements in bilateral relations". But he does not... read more

What Catholics Need to Know About Islam

BY WILLIAM KILPATRICK, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 Nothing facilitates jihad like ignorance of Islam. And since there is so much ignorance, jihad has been spreading rapidly. But we don’t seem to notice. We hear scattered reports about the persecution of Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan, and Iran.... read more

Vatican reiterates: Catholic parishes should be led by priests, not laypeople

By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, July 20, 2020 ROME — The Vatican reiterated July 20 that Catholic parishes should normally be led by priests, stressing to bishops across the world that arrangements for religious sisters or laypeople to head local parish communities can only... read more

Vatican orders founder to leave ecumenical community

Catholic News Agency, May 28, 2020 The Vatican has ordered the prominent Italian Catholic layman Enzo Bianchi to leave the monastery he founded in 1965. The Holy See made the ruling in a decree dated May 13, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and approved by Pope... read more