Edward Pentin

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Pope Francis Makes Two Key Episcopal Appointments

Pope Francis today made two key episcopal appointments, naming Archbishop Michel Aupetit, a former medical doctor and bioethics expert respected in the pro-life movement in France, as the new Archbishop of Paris, and Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes...

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ Improvised Comments to Priests, Religious in Bangladesh

Pope Francis improvised his penultimate discourse of his trip to Bangladesh this morning, given to priests, religious and seminarians at the 16th century Holy Rosary Church in the Chittagong archdiocese in Dhaka. Here below is the...

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Pope Francis: God’s Love Is Like a ‘Spiritual GPS’

The wisdom of the crucified Lord is a “sure compass,” and His love like a “spiritual GPS” that “unfailingly guides us towards the inner life of God and the heart of neighbor,” Pope Francis said today in his homily at Mass in Yangon. Addressing...

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Register’s 90th Anniversary Edition Hand-Delivered to Pope Francis

If it wasn't true before, it is now: Pope Francis is officially a Register reader. On the papal plane to Yangon, I presented the Holy Father with a copy of the Register’s 90th anniversary special edition. He smiled and looked genuinely...

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Pope Francis Begins Delicate Apostolic Visit to Burma

Pope Francis has landed at Yangon international airport, marking the beginning of a delicate six-day apostolic voyage to Burma and Bangladesh. It is the first ever papal visit to Burma, also known as Myanmar, a country that has suffered six...

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Pope Francis: Ideological Colonization is a ‘Blasphemy’

Pope Francis has again spoken out strongly against today’s “ideological colonization” — the West’s imposition of secular, non-Christian values on developing nations — calling it a “particularly ugly blasphemy against God the Creator.” In his...

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Leaders of Re-Founded John Paul II Institute Present Its New Vision

The new Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences is to be an academic institution that responds to the “obscuring” of marital and family values while being open to the discoveries of “science” and looking at...

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Cardinal Burke Addresses the ‘Dubia’ One Year After Their Publication

One year to the day since the dubia were made public, Cardinal Raymond Burke has made a final plea to the Holy Father to clarify key aspects of his moral teaching, saying the gravity of the situation is “continually worsening.” In a Nov. 14...

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Messori: Pope Francis is Creating a ‘Liquid Society’ Church

The prominent Italian Catholic writer Vittorio Messori has expressed concern that Pope Francis is turning the Catholic Church into a kind of “liquid society” in which uncertainty and change are the only certainties. Writing in the latest edition...

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Full Text of Father Weinandy’s Letter to Pope Francis

A former chief of staff for the U.S. Bishops' committee on doctrine has written to Pope Francis saying his pontificate is marked by “chronic confusion” and warning that teaching with a “seemingly intentional lack of clarity risks sinning against...