Women as Priests

Papal nuncio to speak at meeting of US priests who back homosexuality, female ordination

Archbishop Christophe Pierre is set to attend the meeting of the dissident Association of US Catholic Priests in June. By Martin Bürger, February 18, 2020 February 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, will be speaking at the... read more

German theologian spearheads transition to a ‘gender appropriate’ Catholic Church

By Claire Giangrave, National catholic Reporter, February 19, 2020 From left, Cardinal Michael Czerny, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and Sister Augusta de Oliveira hold a copy of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation "Querida Amazonia" written by Pope Francis during a press conference at the... read more

German ‘Synodal Path’ Aims to Shape Vatican Decisions, Says Plan’s Architect

‘We believe it is unacceptable that all issues decided in Rome, now and in the future, should be taken largely without the participation of the local Churches,’ Jesuit Father Hans Langendörfer told a German newspaper. Edward Pentin Blog, January 30, 2020 One of the chief architects of... read more

Cardinal Kasper: Pope Francis feels called to ‘change’ Church, door will ‘open’ to women at altar

By Martin Barillas BARCELONA, Spain, December 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – German Cardinal Walter Kasper, who successfully championed Holy Communion for divorced and “remarried” Catholics, said that Pope Francis feels called by the Holy Spirit to “change” the Church, which will one day... read more

10 German Dioceses Push for Major Changes During Upcoming ‘Synodal Path’

According to a joint open letter released in Germany, vicars general say ‘fundamental reform’ is ‘essential’ and ask that accusations that participants are ‘lacking orthodoxy’ be avoided during the two-year synodal process. Edward Pentin Blog, November 6, 2019 Now that the... read more

Amazon Synod: Don’t Impose Old Agendas on the New World

EDITORIAL: This attempted imposition of contentious and discredited Church concepts on the Amazon by Europeans and North Americans is nothing less than theological colonialism. The Editors, October 18, 2019 In an interview on Oct. 7 with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Cardinal... read more
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Key Synod Father Says Pan-Amazon Synod Is ‘Maybe a Step to’ Women Catholic Priests

By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 9, 2019 VATICAN CITY — One of the key figures behind the Pan-Amazon Synod’s working document admitted Wednesday that he supports the ordination of women as priests, and that he sees this month’s meeting as one possible step towards... read more

Theologian withdraws from German synodal path

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 03:08 pm (CNA).- A member of the International Theological Commission has announced that she is no longer available to participate in the “binding synodal path” undertaken by the bishops’ conference of Germany. Marianne Schlosser, a member of the... read more

AUSCP and its Episcopal Guardians

BY MICHAEL HICHBORN, LepantoInstitute, 2019-08-07 Over two years ago, we started exposing the work of the heretical Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP).  Links to some of these reports are as follows: AUSCP Seeks to Redefine the Catholic Priesthood... read more

Prof explains why it’s theologically impermissible for laity to govern Catholic diocese, parish

By: Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, July 4, 2019 A German priest and theologian said that the powers bestowed on a priest at ordination, namely the power to confect the Eucharist and the power of government, may not be separated such that the power of government alone could be bestowed upon... read more

Pre-Amazonian Synod ‘Study Meeting’ Held in Rome

A number of key German Church leaders, including Cardinal Walter Kasper, were in attendance at the June 25 Meeting Edward Pentin Blog, June 26, 2019 VATICAN CITY — A private meeting held to discuss the upcoming Amazonian synod and involving largely German-speaking prelates and experts... read more