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Gallup’s Bishop James Wall issues decree encouraging celebration of Mass ‘ad orientem’ ...

Recently Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI released a powerful letter, in which he touched on a number of topics, including especially the sexual abuse crisis that has impacted the Church and even society as a whole. In his letter, he also addressed the Eucharist. He acknowledged, and rightfully so, that we have become too lax in our approach to the Eucharist...

Pope Francis phoned Vincent Lambert’s mom with a ‘touching’ message as her son lay dying...

Pope Francis called Viviane Lambert during the terrible ordeal that led to the deliberate ending of the life of her son, Vincent Lambert, who died of thirst on July 11 after nine days without food and seven without hydration. She has just confirmed to LifeSiteNews that she received a “touching,” “paternal,” “very personal” message on her mobile phone from the Pope...

Sin on sale — but beware of the side effects...

I usually like to keep things light on Friday evening when I post. And the video at the bottom of the page is something of a spoof on drug commercials, treating sin like a drug. Wait till you hear the side-effects disclaimer at the end. I also thought today of doing a little post on the sins that cry to heaven for vengeance since I was talking to a parishioner today...

When a theologian accuses his archbishop of schism.....

Now isn’t this an interesting situation? The mandatum signifies full communion with the universal Church. Schism is a breach of communion. So should a theology professor seek to obtain the mandatum from a prelate he considers schismatic? Should the prelate grant the mandatum to a theologian who accuses him of schism? If Faggioli requests and receives the mandatum from Archbishop Chaput...

Vatican announces new restrictions on disgraced Bishop Michael Bransfield...

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, will no longer be allowed to participate in public Masses or live within his former diocese. He must “make personal amends” for the harm he brought to the diocese, Pope Francis announced in a communique released on Friday afternoon. Bransfield is reported to have sexually harassed...

Villanova historian Massimo Faggioli says Chaput, Cordileone and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’...

A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis. “They are devout in the sense that they publicly display their preference for a traditionalist Church and its devotions, such as the rosary. They are schismatics because they openly promote the undermining of the bishop of Rome among the Catholic faithful...

As a pope picks a spokesman, could history repeat itself?

When the Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis had named a new spokesman, most early reaction suggested the move didn’t exactly inspire confidence about an upgrade in the role of the press office. The pope tapped a 43-year-old Italian layman who’s worked in the press office for the last decade, and who’s known primarily for his organizational chops...

New clues hint at top-level Soviet involvement in John Paul II’s assassination attempt...

On first meeting Dr. Andrzej Grajewski, you probably wouldn’t guess that this mild-mannered Polish historian is one of the world’s leading experts on the ecclesiastical Dark Side of the Cold War: the relentless communist assault on the Catholic Church. But he is, and his expertise comes primarily from years of patient combing through the Bad Guys’ secret intelligence service files...

How did Pope Paul VI watch the Moon landing? And is there religion on the Moon? ...

As everyone has been told, countless times this month, July 20 – the 21st, in Rome – marks the 50th anniversary of the landing of the Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon. Here are a few lunar topics probably not covered by most folks remembering that event. As for Pope Paul VI, world leaders were invited to address the astronauts on a world-wide television link-up...

What sin sends the most people to hell? The terrifying answer, revealed by Our Lady of Fatima.....

After Our Lady of Fatima showed the three shepherd children (Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco) a terrifying vision of Hell, Jacinta told Lucia the sin that sends the most people to Hell. Jacinta asked her cousin, “Lucia — do you remember how our Lady’s heart, when she showed it to us, was being pierced by thorns?” Lucia responded...