Dissolute indifference

In 1999, in an attempt to reach an agreement at any cost with the Lutherans on the doctrine of justification, Cardinal Walter Kasper made use of a stratagem: the differentiated consensus, where both parties declare themselves to be in agreement, without really agreeing. Today, in order to allow the divorced and remarried to receive Communion, […]

The new website of the Vatican Museums

17-02-2017  
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On January 23, 2017, Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, unveiled their new website, which, after three years of work, is to allow as many as possible to access the works in their collection and visitors to prepare for their visits. Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, prefect of the Holy See Secretariat for Communications, has […]

“Cardinal Sarah’s J’accuse”

17-02-2017  
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On January 12, 2017, Matteo Matzuzzi published in Italian daily Il Foglio: “The West has become the tomb of God.” Cardinal Sarah’s J’accuse. With these words the journalist announced the publication of a debate with the Guinean cardinal, published in the latest edition of Italian magazine Vita e Pensiero (a cultural review of the Catholic […]

Amoris laetitia: “Bishops against bishops, cardinals against cardinals”

17-02-2017  
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In a message published on February 1, 2017, on the subject of the interpretation of the Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris laetitia, the German Bishops’ Conference says that “it is necessary to respect a decision by the faithful to receive the sacraments” and that divorced-and-“remarried” persons may be admitted to Communion in certain cases. The German bishops […]

United States: Conservatives pay tribute to Donald Trump’s first moves

17-02-2017  
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On January 23, 2017, three days after his inauguration, Donald Trump signed a ban on financing international NGOs that support abortion. The new American President took this measure the day after Roe v. Wade, the emblematic Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, in 1973. In signing this ban, Donald Trump has […]

Posters protest against the Pope, a bogus edition of L’Osservatore Romano…. Who are these people who are criticizing Francis?

17-02-2017  
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During the night of February 3-4, 2017, around 200 unsigned posters were put up in center-city Rome. It shows the Pope, scowling, above text that challenges him in these terms: “Hey, Francis, you’ve intervened in Congregations, fired priests, decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscans of the Immaculate, ignored Cardinals… but where’s your mercy?” […]

Brazil: Loss of at least 9 million Catholics in two years

17-02-2017  
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From October 2014 to December 2016, Brazil has lost at least nine million Catholic faithful, or 6% of Brazilians aged over 16 years. According to a study published by survey group Datafolha in December 2016 and quoted by cath.ch on January 12, 2017, only 50% consider themselves Catholics in 2016. The study also shows that […]

Taking of the cassock and tonsure (February 2, 2017)

16-02-2017  
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At the Saint-Curé Seminary of Ars de Flavigny (France), 14 seminarians: 12 French, 1 English and 1 Switzerland. At the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Dillwyn, United States, 17 seminarians: 14 Americans, 1 Dominican, 1 Mexican and 1 Canadian. 7 seminarians tonsured. At the Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Zaitzkofen (Germany), 7 […]

Will the Society of St. Pius X be truly free to “try the experiment of Tradition”?

8-02-2017  
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Transcript of Bishop Fellay’s Interview on Radio Courtoisie (January 26, 2017) On January 26, 2017, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, answered Fr. Alain Lorans’s questions in an hour-long interview on Radio Courtoisie. Here is the full transcript of the interview which sheds light on and completes his answers […]

Silence in response to confusion and division?

20-01-2017  
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Silence is the only response received to date by the four cardinals who sent to the Supreme Pontiff, on September 19, 2016, a request for clarification on the Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris laetitia. Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the signers of this letter to the Pope, recently explained the purpose of this request in terms of the […]

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