Edward Pentin

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Have Synods Become Vehicles for Legitimizing Heterodoxy?

Up until this pontificate, Synods never used to be the overwrought affairs they are today.  In fact, they used to be a joy to cover – they brought interesting Church leaders to Rome, were usually held in good spirits, and pretty much everyone...

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Dublin Conference on the Family Offers Hope in Time of Crisis

At a time when the domestic church of the family is under attack, Catholic parents and especially fathers must fulfil their role in being “priest, prophet and king” to their families, Capuchin Father Thomas Weinandy has said. Speaking at an Aug....

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Pope Francis: All Must Help Root Out Culture of Abuse

Pope Francis has personally responded to the grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses by calling on “all members of God’s People” to help “uproot the culture of abuse” in the Church and urging “every one of the...

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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...