Edward Pentin

Cardinal Burke Venerates Relic of the Head of St. Thomas More

On an unseasonably warm and sunny Sunday afternoon in October, Cardinal Raymond Burke visited the parish church of St. Dunstan’s in Canterbury, England, where he prayed at the resting place of St. Thomas More’s head — the only first class relic...

Hungary Hosts First Ever Government Conference for Persecuted Christians

It is time for Europe to free itself from the shackles of political correctness, speak the truth, and face the facts about the violent persecution of Christians, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Thursday. In a hard-hitting speech...

VIDEO: One of Rome’s Best Kept Marian Secrets

Just over an hour by car from Rome and still in the Lazio region lies a little known, breathtaking shrine dedicated to Our Lady. Perched on the top of a mountain overlooking a vast valley below, the Shrine of Our Lady of Mentorella, Mother of...

Cameroon’s Bishops Warn of Genocide

Cameroon’s bishops have called for urgent action to deter a “growing genocide” in the country after large numbers of protesters in the Anglophone part of the predominantly French-speaking nation demonstrated in favor of independence. Since Sept....

Pope Francis: Church Must Play Her Part in ‘True Cultural Revolution’

The Church must play her part in a “true cultural revolution” brought on by new technological developments by acknowledging her “delays and shortcomings” and drawing on scholars belonging to other religions and with different ethical visions of...

Benedict XVI: Obscuring God in the Liturgy Is Root Cause of Crisis

In rare public remarks, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has lamented “obscuring” God in the liturgy, which he says is the root cause of the current crisis in the Church. In the preface to a new Russian edition of his book Theology of the Liturgy,...

Critics of Filial Correction of Pope Francis Weigh In

The Correctio filialis, or filial correction, sent to Pope Francis in August and made public last month has been attracting more signatories — but now also some criticism. So far the number of Correctors has risen to 216 professors and clergy,...

Cardinal Burke On His New Appointment to Church’s Highest Court

Cardinal Raymond Burke has said his appointment last week as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest judicial authority, is not a full-time position but will allow him to serve as one of the court's...

Pope Francis Deeply Saddened by ‘Senseless Tragedy’ in Las Vegas

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, this afternoon sent the following telegram of condolence to Bishop Joseph Pepe of Las Vegas after the shooting last night at a country music concert taking place&nb

Pope to Jesuits: Help Critics of Amoris Laetitia to See Its Morality Is Thomist

In comments made during his recent visit to Colombia, but published for the first time today in the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, Pope Francis again responded to critics of his apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family, Amoris...