Phil Lawler

Disaster looms if Pope Francis restricts the traditional Mass

At a time when Catholics are leaving the Church by the thousands, and young people especially are deserting the faith, traditionalist parishes are seeing explosive growth, marked in particular by an influx of young families. So why would any Catholic prelate, intent on evangelization, want to interfere with the growth of traditional Catholicism?
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The financial scandal now infects the Vatican judicial system

While the latest ugly headlines relate to the same old scandal - the one that erupted in October 2019 when Vatican prosecutors raided the offices of the Secretariat of State - we now know that Vatican officials have gone to great lengths to conceal the truth.
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