Edward Pentin

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Cardinal Müller: Cardinal Pell’s Conviction ‘Against All Reason and Justice’

Allegations that led to Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for sexual abuse are “absolutely unbelievable” and “without proof,” Cardinal Gerhard Müller has said. The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith also said the...

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Pope Francis Orders Archives of Pius XII’s Entire Pontificate to Be Opened

Pope Francis has ordered the opening of the Vatican Secret Archives for the entire period of Venerable Pius XII’s pontificate, a move that will help shed light on the contentious dispute that the pontiff either heroically supported the Jews...

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Survivor Shares Tragedy of Abuse and What Must Be Done to Prevent It

In the 1980s, Shaun Dougherty was sexually abused from the age of 10 to 13 by a priest in the diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  The priest, George Koharchik, who was a religion teacher and sports coach at the local school, abused many...

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Pope Francis Chooses Italian Benedictine to Lead Lenten Retreat

Pope Francis has chosen a Benedictine monk of “great culture” and one of the chief architects of a 2015 conference in Florence on Christian humanism to preach at his Lenten retreat in March.  Olivetan Father Bernardo Gianni, the abbot of the...

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Cardinal Brandmüller: Silence on Homosexuality in Church Cries Out to Be Broken

On the eve of the Vatican meeting on child protection in the Church, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller and Cardinal Raymond Burke sent an open letter to the bishops attending the meeting to end their silence on moral corruption in the Church and return...

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Suppression Order Lifted on Cardinal Pell Trial

VATICAN CITY — A court in Melbourne has lifted a suppression order on a trial of Cardinal George Pell, revealing that the Australian prelate was found guilty of historical sexual offenses in December but also that a second trial against him has...

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Pope Francis’ Concluding Address to Participants of Vatican Summit on Child Protection

At the end of Mass this morning in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father gave the following concluding address to the participants of the Vatican summit on “The Protection of Minors in the Church”: “Dear Brothers and...

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Abp. Vigano: Vatican Summit Opening on Feast of St. Peter Damian Is Providential

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has released a message to coincide with the beginning of the Vatican summit on protection of minors, saying it is “a sign of Providence” that the meeting opens on the feast day of St. Peter Damian who fought to renew...

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Pope Francis at Opening of Abuse Summit: ‘Hear the Cry of the Little Ones’

Pope Francis has opened the four-day meeting of bishops’ conference presidents on “Protection of Minors in the Church,” saying the “People of God” are looking not for “simple and predictable condemnations” but rather for “concrete and effective...

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Silent Protesters in Rome Urge Bishops to ‘Break Wall of Silence’

Silence fell on a central piazza in downtown Rome at 2pm yesterday when Catholic men and women of various ages and nationalities stood in lines for an hour, reading devotional texts and praying the Rosary.  Organized by lay faithful belonging to...