Pope Francis launches global prayer campaign to protect Church from ‘Great Accuser’

ROME, September 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis today invited Catholics worldwide to pray the Rosary every day during the month of October, “asking the Holy Mother of God and St. Michael the Archangel” to protect the Church from attacks of the devil — the “Great Accuser” — and to make her members more aware “of the sins, errors, and abuses committed in the present and in the past.” A Vatican statement issued today — on the liturgical feast of St. Michael the Archangel — seemed to be an indirect response to accusations by former U.S. Nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria […]
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Contradictions in Pope Francis’s remarks on sex abuse are frustrating reporters

PETITION: 'Dump Netflix' over their attack on unborn babies. Sign the petition here. May 30, 2019 (CatholicCulture.org) — In his latest interview Pope Francis says that he does not remember whether or not Archbishop Vigano told him about Theodore McCarrick's sexual misconduct. He also insists that he knew “nothing, obviously, nothing, nothing” about McCarrick's misconduct. Those two claims do not sit comfortably side by side. If you told me that you studied French in high school, I might not recall that fact five years later; it wouldn't stand out in my mind. But if you told me that you had wrestled a grizzly […]
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‘I have no faith in your will or your character,’ abuse victim tells pro-LGBT Bishop McElroy

EL CAJON, California, October 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On October 4th, San Diego's Bishop Robert McElroy held the third in a series of eight “listening sessions” that he said would “focus on seeking input from people in the pews” regarding the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and the actions required to heal from the scandal. A crowd of roughly 300 people filled the parish hall of Our Lady of Grace in El Cajon. The hall was renamed last week after being originally named in honor of Monsignor Thomas Moloney, a former pastor at Our Lady of Grace who was named […]
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Liberal Catholic calls on US bishops to drop everything, focus on ‘schism’ caused by LifeSite

August 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Left-wing Catholic writer Michael Sean Winters is calling on U.S. Bishops to devise a “pastoral but decisive” response to the growing influence of LifeSiteNews and other tradition-minded outlets in order to prevent what he calls a “de facto schism” in the American Catholic Church.  Winters launched his attack on LifeSite on Friday, August 23 in an essay for the dissident National Catholic Reporter (NCR), where he is a featured columnist.  Founded in 1964, the Missouri-based NCR bills itself as an “independent” news source for Catholics. In reality, the paper is a bastion of progressivist ideology […]
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If the Vatican wanted to destroy the Church, how would it behave differently?

[…] a number of other rapid-fire shocks to the Catholic system. It was convened only a little more than a year after the publication of Archbishop Vigano's letter, which charged Pope Francis with complicity in the cover-up of several sex abuse cases. But so much has happened since then that the Vigano testimony already seems like ancient history. So many cover-up-of-abuse stories have emerged since then that they are losing their ability to shock. And even if one still experiences shock, there's little time to recover from it before the Vatican administers the next shock. A short list would include the […]
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Did Benedict criticize Francis in his letters to Brandmüller?

[…] Times report on Benedict's letters has things exactly wrong, then. In its headline, the Timessays that with these letters “Benedict Rebukes Critics of Pope Francis.” If there is any such rebuke in the correspondence, I don't see it. But the Times story goes further. Opening with a reference to the revelations of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, and then repeating the now-familiar canard that conservative Catholics are exploiting Vigano's charges because they “pine for the pontificate of the previous pope,” reporter Jason Horowitz writes: “Benedict apparently would like them to knock it off.” We don't know what Pope-emeritus Benedict thinks of the Vigano testimony; he has […]
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The real story behind Pope Benedict’s strange letter

March 14, 2018 (CatholicCulture.org) – So what's the real story behind the letter from Pope-emeritus Benedict? First, Msgr. Dario Vigano sent the former Pope a set of new books on the theology of Pope Francis, asking for a favorable comment. That was in January. The former Pope declined to comment on the books. In fact he declined to read them, explaining that he was too busy. That was in February. But a month later, the Vatican press office made public the letter from Benedict, leading reporters to believe that Benedict had essentially endorsed the theological approach of Pope Francis, just in time for the 5th anniversary […]
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Catholic whistleblower criticizes Vatican abuse summit for only addressing minor abuse

[…] and trauma. This Summit cannot be about PR for the Church. The optics for the Church are already horrid – a PR stunt will only make everything incalculably worse. This summit must be concerned with enacting real and lasting change, total transparency, permanent accountability and justice for survivors.  LSN: Archbishop Vigano recently appealed to Archbishop McCarrick to publicly repent and do penance for his abuses and sacrilege. Others have added to this call, including Bishop Strickland of Tyler, TX. Still others are calling for excommunication of all clergy convicted of abuse, and all clergy proven to have knowingly covered up […]
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Pope’s letter to US bishops has Americans scratching their heads

[…] opposite. Where is the evidence of this disunity, which worries Pope Francis so much? The American bishops have not been criticizing each other; far from it. They have been criticizing the Vatican. They have, in fact, been – gently, respectfully, but insistently – criticizing the Pope himself. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano is not mentioned in the papal letter, but his testimony casts a long shadow across its pages. The Pope and his allies have denounced the former Vatican diplomat as a threat to Church unity, and it is that sort of division that Pope Francis wants the Americans to avoid. Too late! […]
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Where does your bishop stand?: Catholics launch new website to track bishops’ fidelity

August 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — LifeSiteNews launched a new website today dedicated to providing U.S. Catholics with evidence of whether their bishop is faithful or unfaithful to perennial Church teaching. Faithful Shepherds helps hold American bishops accountable by providing years, sometimes decades, of past tweets, public speeches, sermons, actions, pastoral letters, and diocesan guidelines. Faithful Shepherds currently gives evidence of where U.S. bishops stand on ten issues: Archbishop Vigano's testimony, Amoris Laetitia, pro-life leadership, homosexuality, abortion politics, contraception, “LGBT” ideology, liturgy, marriage and family life, and education. More will be added as new evidence is gathered. For each of the nine […]
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