Edward Pentin

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Pope Leaves Intercommunion Decisions to Local Bishops, Not Conferences

On the plane back from Geneva yesterday, Pope Francis told reporters it is up to “particular” bishops of a local diocese rather than episcopal conferences to ascertain whether a Protestant spouse has a “grave necessity” to receive Holy...

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Pope Francis’ Comments to Reuters on the Dubia Incomplete

Pope Francis’ recollection of the handling of the dubia raised eyebrows this week when in a recent Reuters’ interview, he appeared to criticize the manner in which four cardinals officially presented questions to the Holy Father seeking clarity...

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Positives and Negatives in Youth Synod’s Working Document

The instrumentum laboris (working document) for the upcoming synod on youth published Tuesday contains constructive passages on drawing attention to the online dangers of the “dark web,” the evil of pornography, and the perils of...

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500 British Priests Reaffirm Humanae Vitae

Almost 500 British priests have signed a statement reaffirming the Church’s teaching on human sexuality and her opposition to artificial contraception in certain circumstances — a doctrine Blessed Paul VI underlined in his 1968 encyclical Humanae...

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Vatican Official Explains Why Cardinal Parolin Attended Bilderberg Meeting

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, accepted an invitation to address the controversial and secretive Bilderberg Meeting earlier this month in order to take the teaching of the Church to a group who would not otherwise hear...

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Falsely Imprisoned Man Marks Release with Visits to Pope Francis, Tomb of John Paul II

A Polish man who was falsely imprisoned for 18 years over the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl met Pope Francis during yesterday’s general audience. Tomasz Komenda, who credits the intercession of Pope St. John Paul II for surviving his...

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A Journey Through Post-ISIS Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq — The bombed-out houses, wrecked cars and general devastation steadily increased as we neared the Old City in West Mosul where the most fierce fighting to liberate the city took place.  Few have been back there since the Iraqi army...

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How Will Pope’s Focus on Chile Affect Other Abuse Cases in Latin America?

Pope Francis’ attention has understandably been on Chile in recent weeks, but what will happen now elsewhere in Latin America where clerical abuse cases have come to light, notably in Argentina and Honduras?  The Vatican announced on Tuesday...

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Former Honduran Ambassador’s Wife Speaks of Cardinal’s Alleged Role in Mismanaged Fund

The widow of a former dean of the Vatican diplomatic corps has called on Pope Francis to intervene after she lost her life savings with a fund manager recommended to her by one of the Pope’s chief advisers. Martha Alegria Reichmann, the widow of...

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Video Highlights of Italy’s March for Life 2018

The march, which marked 40 years since Italy legalized abortion, drew about 5,000 people. It began in Piazza della Repubblica and ended in Piazza Venezia.  Participating in the march were Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Order of Malta,...