Edward Pentin

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Landmark Resignation of Chilean Bishops — What Happens Next

The decision of Chile’s 34 bishops to submit their resignations was inevitable after Pope Francis’ 10-page letter highly critical of the Church leadership in Chile was leaked this morning. Francis issued a devastating critique of the Church’s...

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Bishop Schneider: Christians Are Spiritual Soldiers Who Belong to an Army of Victors

When there is no battle, there is no Christendom. When there is no battle, there is no true Church of God, no true Catholic Church. The Second Vatican Council teaches us: “The whole of man's history has been the story of dour combat with the...

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Vatican Calls for Ethical Discernment in Face of Great Economic Inequality

In a world of vast wealth inequalities, dishonest financial practices, and an emphasis profit over the authentic good, an ethical discernment is needed if the world is not to “slide towards social collapse with devastating consequences.”  These...

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The Ignored Chilean Abuse Case — at a Jesuit High School

While Pope Francis meets the bishops of Chile over the next three days to formulate a response to the abuse crisis in the country (see below), a case involving sexual abuse in a Jesuit school for 12- to 17-year-old boys has been making...

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Father Ragheed Ganni’s Cause for Canonization Officially Opened

The Vatican has formally opened the canonization cause of Iraqi Chaldean Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni and three deacons who were gunned down in Mosul in 2007.    Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, confirmed...

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Friend of John Paul II: Illegitimate Theology Threatens to Undermine Humanae Vitae

Theologians who wish to soften the teaching of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae are contaminated by “political interests and sociological digressions” and are putting human weakness rather than Christ at the center of salvation, a...

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Bishop Voderholzer: Intercommunion Proposal Requires Unanimity of Universal Church

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg has underlined that the intercommunion debate in Germany is a matter of doctrine that requires the unanimity of the universal Church if it is to proceed.  In his first public comments since meeting in Rome...

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Hopeful Developments for Vincent Lambert

While the world’s attention was fixed on the case of little Alfie Evans last month, the similar case of severely disabled Frenchman Vincent Lambert also made headlines but retreated from public view when efforts

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German Bishop: Pope Francis Has Clearly Hinted Support for Intercommunion Proposal

A German bishop has said he believes Pope Francis has given a clear nod of approval to the German episcopal conference’s controversial proposal which would allow some Protestant spouses to receive Holy Communion. Archbishop Stefan Hesse of...

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How the Vatican Became Enmeshed in the Met Gala

The Pontifical Council for Culture chose to collaborate with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York because of the Met’s significance to culture and potential global outreach, but officials were unaware of the widely...