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Pope Francis Criticizes Groups Protesting COVID Lockdowns, Calls for New Political and Economic Systems

Pope Francis in a New York Times op-ed on Thanksgiving Day criticized groups that protested coronavirus lockdown restrictions, as Americans gathered to celebrate the holiday. He praised those governments making “great efforts” to protect people from the virus and criticized “exceptions.” He then criticized groups that protested the restrictions and appeared to dismiss the idea…

Roman Catholic Bishop pens honest letter to President Trump

This is a reprint of an open letter penned by Roman Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, to the President of the United States, Donald Trump, on the 25th of October, 2020. This is the first and best letter of many that I have become aware of, and it is one that states the truth of…

U.S. Senators Urge Pope Francis to Press China on Religious Liberty

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to Pope Francis Monday asking the pontiff to use his moral authority to pressure Beijing to halt abuses of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. “We ask that Your Holiness challenge the leadership of the People’s Republic of China, as you have challenged…

Report: William Barr Receiving Catholic Award Angers Some Who Oppose DOJ Renewing Death Penalty...

Noam Galai/Getty Images for SiriusXM U.S. Attorney General William Barr is set to receive the Christifideles Laici Award award from the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, a development that has riled Catholics who object to the Trump administration’s renewing the federal death penalty after it has been dormant for almost two decades. The DOJ…

Vatican Rejects Gender Fluidity in New Catechetical Text

ROME — People’s “gender identity” is given to them by God and is directly tied to their biological sex, the Vatican has declared in a major catechetical text published this week. A fundamental problem with modern gender theory is that it denies a core biblical truth, namely that God creates human beings “male and female,”…

Vatican Bank Says It Holds No Investments in Fossil Fuels

ROME — The director general of the Vatican bank, Gian Franco Mammì, confirmed this week that the institution holds no investments in the fossil fuel industry, apparently in response to challenges from climate change activists. Mr. Mammì told the U.S.-based National Catholic Reporter that the Vatican bank follows the same practices as other European banking institutions,…

FACT CHECK: Did Pope Francis Say, ‘God Will Abandon America If Trump Is Re-Elected’?

An image shared on Facebook claims Pope Francis urged Americans not to vote for President Donald Trump because “God will abandon America if Trump is re-elected.” Verdict: False There is no evidence that Pope Francis ever said the statement. The claim originated on a parody news website. Fact Check: The post features a screen grab…

Muslim-Vatican Group Calls for Common Day of Prayer to End Coronavirus Pandemic

ROME — The Vatican-sponsored Higher Committee of Human Fraternity has called for a common day of prayer and fasting, asserting that the world is “facing a great danger that threatens the lives of millions of people around the world due to the growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” “While we reaffirm the role of…

Pope Francis Calls For End Of Abortion, War During Easter Vigil

April 11, 2020 6:33 PM ET Pope Francis called for the end of war and abortion during an Easter vigil Saturday, and encouraged people to be “messages of life in a time of death.” In an event the public could not participate in due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis led mass in an empty…

Cardinal Burke Calls For Restoration Of Masses: ‘Without The Help Of God, We Are...

March 21, 2020 5:53 PM ET Cardinal Raymond Burke called for the restoration of all masses during the coronavirus pandemic, warning that priests and bishops should speak out against these cancellations. The Roman Catholic cardinal spoke out in a Saturday statement in which he stressed the importance of social distancing and fighting the virus. But…

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