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Fr. James Martin: Pope Appoints ‘Gay-Friendly’ Bishops and Cardinals to Change Church on LGBT

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Vatican consultant and homosexual activist priest Fr. James Martin stated at a recent conference that Pope Francis has gone out of his way to appoint “gay-friendly” bishops and cardinals in the Catholic Church. Speaking at the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice 2018 in Washington D.C. on Saturday evening, the Jesuit priest and America magazine editor-at-large told students […]

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Cardinal O’Connor of New York Investigated McCarrick Claims in 1994

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According to a former papal nuncio, the late Cardinal John O’Connor of New York carried out an investigation into Theodore McCarrick in 1994. Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, 93, told John Duncan of the Catholic News Servicethat when he was the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, he alerted O’Connor to information he received shortly before Pope St. John Paul […]

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Jesuit-Run Magazine Runs Article Denying Link Between Homosexuality and Clergy Sex Abuse

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The Jesuit-run publication America has carried an article by a professor-psychologist who claims that homosexuality is not the “root cause” of clerical sexual abuse. The photo accompanying the article contained an angel with a rainbow in the background. Dr. Thomas G. Plante, a professor of psychology at the Jesuit Santa Clara University and an adjunct […]

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Recognition of ‘Other Forms of Family’ Called for by Youth Synod Small Group Led by Cdl. Cupich

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Fourteen small groups of members of the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment discussed the Instrumentum Laboris (IL), or working document, guiding the Synod’s deliberations this week. Divided by language groups, there were four English-language conversations, three French, two Spanish, one German, and one Portuguese. For many of the participants, these were […]

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Scott Hahn: Don’t Laicize Sexual Predators–Excommunicate Them

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Catholic apologist, author, and Franciscan University of Steubenville professor Scott Hahn has stated that clergy convicted of being sexual predators shouldn’t be defrocked, they should receive “excommunication.” He appeared to be referring to now ex-Cardinal McCarrick without mentioning him by name. Hahn said to participants at the Napa Institute’s Authentic Catholic Reform Conference in Washington […]

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Pope Francis Says he ‘NEVER’ Pardoned Sex Abusers – Has he Forgotten Fr. Mauro Inzoli?

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During his recent flight from Estonia to Rome, Pope Francis denied ever having pardoned clerical sex abusers. This was a surprising statement, given the sad case of Don Mauro Inzoli. On September 26, after answering, and refusing to answer, reporters’ questions, Pope Francis addressed the issue of child sexual abuse during a stream-of-consciousness speech. According […]

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Dutch Bishop Criticizes Pope Francis for ‘Incomprehensible’ Silence on Viganò Allegations

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A Dutch bishop says that the Pope’s silence in response to a Vatican whistleblower’s allegation that he knowingly covered-up for and promoted a sexually abusive prelate is “incomprehensible.” TAKE ACTION: Ask Pope Francis to respond to these allegations Bishop Robert Mutsaerts, auxiliary bishop of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) in the Netherlands, was chosen by the Dutch […]

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Ignatius Press Founder to Pope Francis: ‘Be a Man. Stand Up and Answer’ Viganò’s Allegations

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The founder of U.S. Catholic publishing house Ignatius Press has called for Pope Francis to answer Archbishop Viganò’s allegations that he knowingly promoted an American cardinal accused of abusing seminarians and priests. Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, told CNN that he finds the pontiff’s refusal to give an answer “deplorable”. In recent weeks, commentators have interpreted Pope Francis’ […]