Papacy

Pope Francis: There is only one Korea (and one Church, Holy Father…)

Daejeon, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 04:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers of re-unification while stressing repentance and forgiveness. “There is only one Korea, but this family is divided,” the Pope said to a large...

Papal Scandals: Why Are Bishops Silent?

 The scandals surrounding Pope Francis just keep on coming.  Here's two out of the many reported across the internet in recent days. "Among those who persecuted and denounced Pentecostals, almost as if they were crazy people trying to ruin the race, there were also Catholics," [Pope Francis] said. "I am the pastor of Catholics, and I ask...

Media Silence: Christians Persecuted in Iraq – Not That You’d Ever Guess…

The plight of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq has taken a turn for the worse, according to reports, as thousands fleeing regions controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have been robbed of their possessions at ISIS checkpoints. ISIS, a Sunni extremist group that advocates Islamic Shariah law, is reportedly persecuting...

Pope Paul VI Enthusiastic About The Spirit of Novelty Within the Church

Reader, Jim Paton from Perth, submitted the following extract from the text of the General Audience of Pope Paul VI on 2nd July, 1969. It is not available in English on the Vatican website, but you can read the original text by clicking on the photo of Paul VI. All emphases have been added by...

The Priest: “The Forgotten Man of Vatican II” – Bishop Fellay…

“By celebrating the old Mass, I discovered what the priest is.” Several times lately we have received this moving testimony from priests who are getting to know us. This short sentence sums up the essence of the profound mystery that has struck the Church: The Church has been in a crisis since Vatican II because the...

Canonisations? What Canonisations?

The "Canonisations" of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II took place in Rome, today,  27th April, 2014.  Here's an extract from one newspaper report... "We declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II to be saints and we enrol them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by...

Did Paul VI Condemn Vatican II?

Religious Liberty, Collegial Equality, Ecumenical Fraternity How does it happen that the gates of hell are now causing us so much trouble? The Church has always been disturbed by persecution and heresies, by conflicts with temporal powers, sometimes by immoral conduct of the clergy, sometimes even of popes. But this time the crisis seems to...

Is Pope Francis Himself Actively Hostile to Summorum Pontificum – Or Vatican “Others”?

On Aug. 6, 2013, Andrea Tornielli of “Vatican Insider” published an interview with Fr. Alessandro Apollonio, the Procurator General of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, in which they discussed the Holy See's recent decision to restrict the order's use of the so-called "Extraordinary Form." The decree issued by the Congregation for Religious, with the...