Edward Pentin

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A Mob in the Agora, But Prayer in the Square

Around 130 invited lay faithful took part in a silent prayer demonstration in Munich at the weekend to call on Pope Francis and Germany’s bishops for “clarity and coherence” and an end to “dissimulation and deception.” One of those taking part...

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Church Historian Discusses the Papacy, Past and Present

As a Catholic expert on the Protestant Reformation, professor Carlos Eire is well acquainted with the crises the Catholic Church has periodically faced throughout her history. A Cuban exile who was airlifted out of the island nation in 1962 to...

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Cardinal Müller: Europe Must Imitate Courageous Witness of St. Agnes

To combat neo-paganism in Europe and guarantee the continent’s future, Catholics must follow the example of St. Agnes of Rome and courageously witness to the faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has said. Referring to recent controversies, the prefect...

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Munich Protest Requests ‘Clarity and Coherence’ From Pope Francis, German Bishops

MUNICH — Lay faithful from around the world stood for an hour in silent prayer in the center of the Bavarian city of Munich today to ask Pope Francis and Germany’s bishops for “clarity and coherence” and an end to “dissimulation and...

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Cardinal Hummes: Pope’s Pan-Amazon Apostolic Exhortation to Be Published Soon

Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the general relator of the Pan-Amazon Synod last October, has written a letter to bishops saying Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation is expected to be “promulgated by the end of this month or early...

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Unpacking the Benedict XVI-Cardinal Sarah Book Fiasco

VATICAN CITY — The controversy regarding the book on the priesthood and priestly celibacy with parts penned by Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah has produced plenty of heat but not much light. So what are the hard facts, as far as we know?...

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Sir Roger Scruton on Connection Between Modern Art and Loss of the Sacred

The English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, who died yesterday at the age of 75, was a prolific author on philosophy, art, music, politics, culture and religion, as well as a novelist and the composer of two operas. In 2009, he attended a...

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New Documentary Offers Rare Glimpse of Benedict XVI’s Life in Vatican Gardens

Benedict XVI appears mentally alert but noticeably frailer and almost unable to speak in a new German television documentary providing a rare glimpse into his daily life. In the half-hour film aired on Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian state...

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Pope Francis’ Christmas Urbi et Orbi Message 2019

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Is 9:1)  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Merry Christmas! From the womb of Mother Church, the incarnate Son of God is born anew this night. His name is Jesus, which means: “God saves”. The...

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In Christmas Message, British PM Vows to Defend Persecuted Christians

Britain’s newly-elected Prime Minister has recalled the plight of persecuted Christians in his Christmas message, saying his government stands with Christians “everywhere, in solidarity, and will defend your right to practice your faith.” “Today...