Jul 14, 2015
Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, the archbishop emeritus of Bologna who died on Saturday at age 87, had a surname that every bit reflected his robust and, at times, prophetic and pugnacious defense of the Catholic faith.
Jul 7, 2015
Pope Francis told a large gathering of Catholics on Saturday that "a great temptation" is for leaders to believe themselves "indispensable" and that a "time limit" should be set for those with roles in the church.
Jun 29, 2015
There is a sense that the force of the Pope’s words could be being undermined not just by selective media coverage by an inconsistency in his own actions. This primarily involves his appointments, particularly of bishops.
Jun 19, 2015
The encyclical has undoubtedly further increased the Pope’s global influence. Many Catholics are therefore hoping he will at least use this greater standing to vigorously promote the Church’s teaching when he visits the United Nations in September.
May 31, 2015
Evidence is coming to light of concerted and covert attempts to coax the Catholic Church into accepting homosexual relationships, principally using an upcoming church synod on the family to achieve it.
May 8, 2015
A recent survey has shown that in almost all German dioceses, sacramental absolution and Holy Communion are given to the divorced and civilly remarried, even though the church has always taught that such persons are living in a state of adultery.
Apr 30, 2015
“They don’t want any dissent, and they certainly didn’t want me asking questions,” said Christopher Monckton of Pope Francis’ unambiguous endorsement of the science of climate change.
Apr 27, 2015
Mystery continues to surround France’s proposed new ambassador to the Holy See who the Vatican has yet to approve, nearly four months after the French government nominated him.