Edward Pentin

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How an Amazon Pagan Rite Brought 48 Years of Demonic Torment, Until Christ Freed Me

In 1968, Jane Porter, a British Catholic, was living as an undergraduate student in Brazil but after contracting an illness, she fell victim to a “false” healing carried out by an indigenous, pagan religion in a “Catholic” setting. The effects,...

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Who Is in the Pan-Amazon Synod’s Small Working Groups?

VATICAN CITY — If previous synods can be taken as a guide for future ones, the circoli minori (small working groups), rather than the general congregations, can be where agendas pursued by a minority can be introduced into the synod...

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5 New Saints: Pope Francis’ Canonization Mass Homily — Full Text

Here below is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily delivered today at the canonization of Saints John Henry Newman (1801-1890), Giuseppina Vannini (1859-1911), Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan (1876-1926), Dulce Lopes Pontes (1914-1992),...

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Key Synod Father: Pan-Amazon Synod ‘May Be a Step to’ Women Catholic Priests

VATICAN CITY — One of the key figures behind the Pan-Amazon Synod’s working document admitted Wednesday that he supports the ordination of women as priests and that he sees this month’s meeting as one possible step towards achieving that...

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Father Thomas Weinandy: Threat of Church Division ‘Growing in Intensity’

The Catholic Church is heading toward an “internal papal schism” whereby Pope Francis effectively leads two opposing factions, Capuchin theologian Father Thomas Weinandy has warned. These are divided, he said, into one loyal to the papacy yet...

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Faithful Gather in Rome to Pray for a Church in ‘Crisis’

“The situation in the Church at the moment is one of chaos, and so we’re here because we want to pray for the Pope, for the Church, and for the Synod Fathers attending the Amazon Synod that’s just beginning,” said Dario Maria. A 40-year old Rome...

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Bishop Grech, Backer of Relaxed Communion Rules, Picked for Key Synod Position

VATICAN CITY — In a significant appointment in light of Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality, Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, Malta, was named today as the general pro-secretary of the Synod of Bishops, intended to eventually succeed Cardinal Lorenzo...

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Conference to Promote Communion Kneeling and on the Tongue

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith will be among those contributing to a Rome conference Saturday aimed at reestablishing the rebirth of Eucharistic devotion. The archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and former Secretary at the Congregation...

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Group Releases Propositions Challenging ‘Unacceptable’ Elements of Synod Working Doc

VATICAN CITY — A group of bishops, priests and Catholic faithful from around the world, who wish to remain nameless because of what they call a “climate of intimidation” in the Church, have signed four propositions critical of the Amazon synod’s...

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Lay Faithful to Gather in Rome to Pray for the Church on Eve of Amazon Synod

Lay faithful from across Italy are expected to gather in a piazza near St. Peter’s basilica next week to pray for the Church as she faces a catalogue of challenges, ones which the event organizers have included in a prayer list.  Recalling...