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August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018
Bishop Lopes criticised 'cardinals and bishops who have rushed to the television cameras, saying, "I knew nothing"’
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The cardinal was speaking after a report claimed the Pope felt 'embittered' by the controversy
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In upholding immutable truths, the ultramontanists of the 19th century were the true progressives
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Cardinal Salazar suggested Pope Francis was being attacked because of his focus on justice for the poor
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When Church historians look back on the early 21st century, they may focus on a middle-ranking Italian archbishop. He was unfamiliar to most contemporary Catholics, but he was at the centre of two of the great controversies of the second decade of that century, one of which led to a papal resignation and the other
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August 30, 2018
✣ Archbishop’s letter stuns the Church What happened? Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former nuncio to the United States, accused Pope Francis of ignoring clams against Theodore McCarrick. Viganò’s claims were made in a testimony given to Catholic media. He said that Francis lifted sanctions imposed by Benedict XVI against McCarrick even though Viganò had told Francis
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✣ Highlights from the week online Meet the banker helping an army The Swiss guards need a new barracks and they’re getting help from the former head of Switzerland’s national bank, wrote Catherine Bosley for Bloomberg. While many ex-central bankers go to think tanks and academia, she said, “former Swiss National Bank president Jean-Pierre Roth,
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Merrillville, Indiana ‘This is for all the kids’: innocent priest is assaulted A byzantine Catholic priest was attacked last week in the sacristy of his church. Fr Basil Hutsko was alone in St Michael’s, Merrillville, after finishing the morning liturgy. The attacker jumped on him from behind, choking him and slamming his head on the
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Is it too soon to canonise 20th-century popes? While they live, all popes are styled “Holiness”. The mode of address is a sort of “official” holiness, tied to the office of the Bishop of Rome. It tells us very little about the character of the man who holds the office. In fact, relatively few of
August 30, 2018
The Eucharistic Congress is a landmark event. But how many will be there to see it? A major moment in the life of the English and Welsh Church will take place next weekend. An estimated 5,000 people will process behind the Blessed Sacrament through Liverpool’s streets, passing cocktail bars, cafes, a university and a recently
August 30, 2018
The former nuncio’s intervention will change the American Church On Saturday, the National Catholic Register published a “testimony” written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former apostolic nuncio to Washington, DC. Viganò (pictured) denounced what he described as a conspiracy at the highest levels of the Church to cover up Theodore McCarrick’s long history of