Edward Pentin

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Pope Francis’ ‘Paradigm Shift’: What it Means and How to Respond to It

To contend with the current crisis in the Church, it is necessary to proclaim the truth and resist any “paradigm shift” that distorts the truths of the faith.  This was the advice given by Msgr. Nicola Bux, a respected theological consultor to...

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Asia Bibi Remains in Hiding From Islamists; No Asylum Plan in Sight

The urgency to grant Asia Bibi and her family asylum has increased following reports that her two daughters have been “constantly receiving threats,” have had to move homes four times and are in fear of their lives. Pakistan’s Supreme Court...

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Honduran News Site Publishes More Details of Bishop Pineda’s Alleged Misconduct

“It’s confirmation of all the filth,” a Honduran source told the Register last week.  He was referring to a Nov. 8 article on ConfidencialHN.com, a trusted Honduran news site, which, by drawing on the account of a key witness and other...

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Cardinals Cupich, Gracias Appointed to Committee for February Abuse Meeting

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta are among those Pope Francis appointed today to the organizing committee for next February’s meeting of presidents of bishops’ conferences to discuss the protection of...

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Norcia Basilica to Be Restored to ‘Exactly How it Was Before Earthquake’

After two years of bureaucratic delays and differences between local citizens and their bishop, public pressure has appeared to ensure that the basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia will be rebuilt as it was before a devastating earthquake almost...

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Pope Francis Dines With 1,500 Poor at the Vatican

Pope Francis’ enjoyed a Sunday lunch today of lasagna, chicken nuggets, mashed potato and tiramisu with 1,500 people in need, less well-off, and poor (see photos below).  The event in the St. Paul VI Hall was part of today’s World Day of the...

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A Silent Vatican in a Time of Crisis

Whether it be the sexual abuse crisis, the Holy See’s recent landmark deal with China, or allegations raised in Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s testimonies, the Vatican is often being subjected to a barrage of important questions from the...

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Italy to Help Asia Bibi Leave Pakistan as Pressure Mounts to Grant Her Asylum

Italy said on Tuesday it will help Asia Bibi obtain asylum after Pakistan’s government indicated the Catholic mother of five would not be allowed to go abroad, placing her and her family’s lives in danger. Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia...

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Demonic or Just Art? Controversial Light Show Projected onto Famous Rome Basilica

A lightshow projected onto a number of church facades in Rome at the end of October was “extremely disturbing” and even “sacrilegious” for some observers while its creators defended it as a “transformation” of Rome's historic center (see clip...

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Why Catholic Teaching is ‘Increasingly Embarrassing’ to Church Leaders (Part 2)

In the first part of his interview with the Register, Professor Thomas Pink explained why forgetting we live in a fallen, unconverted world of largely unbaptized people has led many Church leaders to falsely believe the Church can find harmony...