Edward Pentin

Cardinal Pell: I’m Looking Forward to Having My Day in Court

The Holy See has stressed the Secretariat for the Economy will continue its work after Pope Francis gave its prefect, Cardinal George Pell, a leave of absence to defend himself in court against sexual assault charges. Earlier on Thursday,...

Full Text of Pope Francis’ Homily to New Cardinals

Jesus walks ahead of the disciples, pressing on to the very end to eliminate evil at its root, and proceeding “resolutely” towards the Cross, Pope Francis told new cardinals today. At a public ordinary consistory for the creation of 5 new...

Pope Francis’ May 8 Homily — A Response to the Dubia Cardinals?

Although Pope Francis has not officially responded to the dubia — nor to the four cardinals’ wish for an audience — the homily he gave in Santa Marta residence shortly after he received their request for a meeting could point to how...

Cardinal Parolin Says ‘In All Probability’ He Will Visit Moscow Soon

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, has said he will “in all probability” visit Moscow in August to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church. According to Italian media reports, the...

Pope to Skip Holding Pre-Consistory Meeting With Cardinals?

For the second time in a row, it appears Pope Francis won't be convening a meeting of cardinals ahead of next Wednesday’s consistory for the creation of five new red hats. In a statement released today, the Vatican only gave details of the...

Monsignor Bux: We Are in a Full Crisis of Faith

To resolve the current crisis in the Church over papal teaching and authority, the Pope must make a declaration of faith, affirming what is Catholic and correcting his own “ambiguous and erroneous” words and actions that have been interpreted in...

Pope Francis to NFL Delegation: We Need a ‘Culture of Encounter’

Pope Francis met members and directors of the NFL Hall of Fame today, telling them that people urgently need the values of “teamwork, fair play, and the pursuit of excellence” and a “culture of encounter.” The Holy Father said especially young...

Vatican’s Auditor General Unexpectedly Resigns

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Holy See’s auditor general, Libero Milone. In a statement released today, the Vatican said by “mutual agreement” the Dutch-born financier’s “collaborative...

Dubia Cardinals Seek Papal Audience

VATICAN CITY — After seven months of not receiving a response from Pope Francis to their request that he clarify highly disputed parts in his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Full Text of Dubia Cardinals’ Letter Asking Pope for an Audience

Here below is the full text of the letter, signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra on behalf of the four dubia cardinals, asking Pope Francis for an audience to discuss deep concerns over the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia...