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Priesthood: what’s it all about?

There's allegedly a secretive "gay lobby" that wields massive behind-the-scenes influence at the Vatican. Pope Francis himself appears to have confirmed it, during what was intented to be a private conversation with a delegation of Latin American religious orders. His words somehow got leaked, and although his visitors apologised, his press office hasn't denied that...

A Foot In Both Camps…

“Catholic Answers” is an organization made up of lay apologists whose stated mission is to “Explain and Defend the Faith.” Despite a growing contingent of Tradition friendly personnel, Catholic Answers remains, for the most part, a staunch defender of all post-Conciliar novelties.  This is no more apparent than in the organization’s radio show, “Catholic...

New Scots Bishops Soon…

The Vatican will appoint a wave of new bishops to dioceses in Scotland in the coming months, the papal nuncio has told clergy. Following Pope Francis' acceptance of the resignation of the Bishop of Motherwell, half of Scotland's eight dioceses are without bishops. Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, met with clergy from...

Crisis: Legacy of Pope John?

Blessed John XXIII - Part 2: Pope of surprises... (Vatican  Radio)  Blessed John XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli died exactly 50 years ago on the 3rd of June 1963, two months after the completion of his well- known encyclical  ‘Pacem  in Terris’. Pope John, now blessed, was elected to the See of Peter on the...

Feast of Corpus Christi…

Happy Feast Day everyone!  This thread provides an opportunity to reflect on the great gift of God to His Church - the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Yet, how many lay people will receive Holy Communion in the hand on this wonderful Feast of Corpus Christi? How many (not so - they're...