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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

Italy’s Bishops Criticize State for Keeping Public Mass Ban

The prime minister’s office responded late Sunday night to the bishops’ statement, saying “a protocol will be studied that will allow the faithful to participate in liturgical celebrations as soon as possible in conditions of maximum security.” By Hannah Brockhaus/CAN/April 27,... read more

Vatican snubs Taiwan but thanks Communist China for medical supplies

The Holy See praised the Chinese government while ignoring a gift of 280K medical masks from the Taiwanese people By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, April 17, 2020 EST Although both Communist China and Taiwan have donated much-needed medical supplies to the Vatican as the coronavirus has... read more

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

Rome’s Shame in China

Theodore McCarrick, receiving award from Cardinal Cupich shortly before McCarrick was exposed.

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

Vatican Bank (Institute for Works of Religion ((IOR)

Tangled Web of Transactions Utilized to Fund Bankrupt Italian Hospital

Cardinal-Christoff-Schönborn

Schönborn spells out shocking reality of clerical sex abuse