Edward Pentin

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Sting: ‘The Church’s Music and Liturgy Fed This Artistic Soul’

Despite reaching the lofty heights of fame and success in the entertainment industry, the English singer, songwriter and actor Sting has never forgotten his Catholic roots and says he remains “grateful” for his Catholicism which is “linked” to...

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Is There Something Else Behind Italian Church Leaders’ Criticism of Salvini?

Public clashes between successive Italian governments and the Church are par for the course on the Italian political scene, but the latest dispute over immigration possibly points to something more sinister than the standard, rough and tumble...

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Pope Francis Changes Catechism to Say Death Penalty ‘Inadmissible’

Pope Francis has revised the Catechism to teach that the death penalty is “inadmissible” and to say that the Church “works with determination for its abolition worldwide.” In a rescript, or decree, the Pope has replaced the previous version of...

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Full Text of Letter Complaining of ‘Epidemic’ of Homosexuality in Honduran Seminary

Following our article on a letter from 48 Honduran seminarians to formators complaining of a prevalence of homosexual activity in the country’s major seminary, we are publishing various documents used for the report. In the May 28...

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Honduran Bishops’ Conference Replies to Accusations of a Homosexual Network at Major Seminary

The bishops' conference of Honduras has expressed “regret” that leaked information about a crisis of homosexuality in Tegucigalpa’s major seminary has given it a bad reputation. In a statement issued July 29, it also denies any institutionalized...

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Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s Resignation From College of Cardinals

The full text of the Vatican statement: “Yesterday evening the Holy Father received the letter in which Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington (U.S.A.), presented his resignation as a member of the College of...

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Humanae Vitae at 50: The Encyclical Still Needs to Be Properly Taught

As the Church marks the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae today, professor Stephan Kampowski of the Pontifical St. John Paul II Theological Institute contends that the document needs to be taught “repeatedly and with confidence.”  If any change...

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An English Church and Shrine With Significance for U.S. History Restored and Reopened

Sandwiched between houses on a rather non-descript street in an English seaside town, the dark-stoned Gothic church and shrine of St. Augustine in Ramsgate is easy to miss. But its low-key, understated exterior belies an architectural jewel and...

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Msgr. Melina: Applying a ‘Paradigm Shift’ to Humanae Vitae Would Distort Its Meaning

The teaching contained in Humanae Vitae belongs to the natural moral law and is therefore “a definitive truth that the Church cannot change,” a former president of the Pontifical Pope St. John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family...

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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Honduran Bishop Accused of Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of Bishop Juan Jose Pineda Fasquelle, the auxiliary bishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The bishop was at the center of allegations of sexual abuse and financial misconduct in the archdiocese which led to...