Edward Pentin

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Changes at JPII Institute Could Harm Schools Worldwide, Prof Warns

A German professor has sent the president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome an open letter criticizing its leadership for recent controversial changes to the institute, saying they “contradict the fundamental rights and duties of...

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Cardinal George Pell: A Timeline

Early Years 1941 George Pell is born in the Victorian town of Ballarat to an Irish Catholic mother and a non-practising Anglican father.  1960 Pell begins studying for the priesthood at Corpus Christi College in Werribee. 1966 Pell is ordained...

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JPII Institute Students Publish Letter Expressing ‘Immense Concern’ Over New Statutes

The students of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute, in a July 24 letter addressed to institute president, Msgr. Pierangelo Sequeri, and grand chancellor, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, express their “immense concern about the sudden publication...

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Questions Persist About Vatican Finances, Real Estate

VATICAN CITY — By October 2016, two years into his term as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, Cardinal George Pell had become aware of a Vatican dicastery handling large amounts of unregistered cash in offshore accounts. But...

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Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen to Be Beatified

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified after the Vatican announced today that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to his intercession. In a statement, the Vatican said the Holy Father had authorized the Congregation...

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Archbishop Scicluna ‘Inadvertently’ Tweets Support for ‘Gay Pride’

Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, the Vatican’s point man on clerical sex abuse, has apparently publicly approved a message on social media endorsing New York’s “gay pride” parade. The archbishop, who is adjunct secretary at the Congregation...

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Blessed John Henry Newman to be Canonized on October 13

Pope Francis has formally approved the canonizations of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman and four other blessed, and decreed that these canonizations will take place in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 13.  The Holy Father made the...

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Synod Doc is ‘Attack on the Foundations of the Faith,’ says Cardinal

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller has firmly criticized the working document of the upcoming Amazonian Synod, saying “decisive points” are “heretical” and that it constitutes an “attack on the foundations of the faith.” In a June 27 commentary the...

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Pre-Amazonian Synod ‘Study Meeting’ Held in Rome

VATICAN CITY — A private meeting held to discuss the upcoming Amazonian synod and involving largely German-speaking prelates and experts took place on Tuesday in Rome. According to Holy See spokesman Alessandro Gisotti, the gathering was a...

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Cardinal Sarah: Seeking Media Approval at Price of Truth is Work of Judas

Cardinal Robert Sarah has said he is “hurt to see so many priests selling off Catholic doctrine and sowing division among the faithful,” and that seeking to “win media popularity at the price of truth is like doing the work of...