Edward Pentin

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Archbishop Viganò Responds to Cardinal Ouellet's Letter With New Testimony

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò issued a third testimony today, the feast of the North American Martyrs, which we publish in full below, with a link below it to Cardinal Ouellet's letter of Oct. 7.   On the Feast of the North American Martyrs To...

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Ethiopian Cardinal Explains the Hard Realities Facing Many African Youth

Immigration and its often-detrimental effect on youth has been a central focus of the Youth Synod, but a different and informative assessment of this issue and the other challenges many African youth face came from Ethiopia’s most senior prelate...

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Australian Youth to Synod: We Can’t Help Shape the Church Until the Church Forms Us

Ambiguity and confusion over Catholic teaching is “neither charitable nor desired” by young people who instead want the Church to form them in the truth of Christ, a group of young Australians has told the Youth Synod.  In an Oct. 12 letter...

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Synod Father: Teach Life Issues With Greater Clarity Than Ever

In his latest dispatch from the synod hall Oct. 17, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney, Australia, says the African participants are making “quite a splash” at this Synod.   “Cardinal Napier [archbishop of Durban, South Africa] spoke...

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Conscience and Vocational Discernment Figure in Latest Small Group Reports

The small groups’ reports on part two of the instrumentum laboris, or working document, of the Youth Synod, were released today and primarily covered various aspects of vocational discernment. Many of the language groups had similar reflections...

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Young Iraqi to Dismayed Catholics: Be Encouraged by the Example of Iraqi Martyrs

The testimony given to the Youth Synod last week by Safa Al Alqoshy of Baghdad, Iraq, received the “most sustained applause” of any speaker so far, according to Bishop Robert Barron, one of the U.S. synod fathers.  Alqoshy, a 26 year-old...

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Commission Members Elected to Draft Youth Synod Final Document

The Vatican released today the names of those who will be responsible for drafting the final document of the Synod on Youth, and although they are geographically representative, concerns surround some of them and their views on aspects of Church...

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Archbishop Fisher Highlights Main Points of Small Groups, Sixth General Congregation

The great need for young people today to have a “compass,” the need to give them an undiluted form of Christianity, and several criticisms of the synod working document were just some of the points raised during the most recent sessions of the...

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Cardinal Ouellet Writes Open Letter to Archbishop Viganò

Here below is the full text of the letter (Vatican working translation), released this morning, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The letter was only sent to journalists accredited to the Holy See and did not appear in the bolletino. This text...

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Cardinal Müller Says New Procedures Needed for Abuse Cases Involving Bishops

Shortly before the Vatican announced on Saturday a “thorough study” of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and accusations against him of sexual abuse, Cardinal Gerhard Müller called for new procedures to investigate abuse cases, especially when it...