Cardinal Burke: Disputes Over Doctrine Sapping Church’s Energy to Evangelize

While he expressed gratitude that the document itself did not call into question clerical celibacy or recommend ordaining women deacons, he identifies a number of aspects that are problematic. Cardinal Raymond Burke is “very grateful” that Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia (The Beloved Amazon) did not explicitly call into question clerical celibacy or directly address the

Pope’s ghostwriter, advisor claims Francis blazed path to married priests in Amazon exhortation

Archbishop Fernández said that married priests and more could come by way of an ‘Amazonian rite’ An Argentinian archbishop close to Pope Francis, who is widely regarded as the principal ghostwriter of the Pope’s controversial 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, is claiming that the Pope blazed a path to married priests in his new Amazon exhortation.

Is it Magisterium or not? The tangled language of the Synod

Is it Magisterium or not? The tangled language of the Synod

In the aftermath of the Amazon synod, there is a question which no one knows how to answer: is the final document part of the Magisterium or not? It has been officially said that the Apostolic Exhortation “Querida Amazonia” is part of the magisterium but the Final Document of the synod is not. But in

With ‘Querida Amazonia,’ It’s ‘Deja Amoris’ All Over Again

Progressives the world over were bitterly disappointed by the seeming sense of betrayal by Pope Francis. At the same time, though, the Holy Father did not reject the proposal. It’s déjà Amoris all over again. After a confusing day at the Vatican and in the Catholic media, it is becoming clear how the question of

‘Querida Amazonia’: On the Question of Married Priests, a Papal Pattern Returns

In regard to the magisterium of Pope Francis it’s not just what he teaches, but how. In both Amoris Laetitia and in regard to capital punishment, the manner of magisterial teaching was novel. The pattern is now repeated with Querida Amazonia, the Holy Father’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation. A Synod With a Predetermined Goal The key

The Priesthood Today ‘Is in Mortal Danger’


Cardinal Robert Sarah has made a further impassioned plea not to weaken the mandatory celibacy rule for priests, saying it would be a catastrophe that would amount to an “attack on the Church and her mystery.” In an exclusive Feb. 7 interview with the Register in advance of the publication later this month of the

Cardinal Sarah: Ordaining married priests is a pastoral catastrophe


In the book From the Depths of Our Hearts, Cardinal Sarah deduces the consequences of the teachings of Benedict XVI, especially in the light of the Amazonian Synod which he was present at. By “weakening” priestly celibacy, Sarah says, it is primarily the faithful who would suffer the devastation, because they would be deprived of

Secret Vatican letter to bishops: Pope’s final doc on Amazon Synod coming within a month

The Apostolic Exhortation is to have the same name as the preparatory document for the Synod: ‘New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.’ The Pope wants to publish a final document on the Amazon Synod by early February, if not the end of January, according to a confidential Vatican letter sent to

Archbishop Viganò’s defense of Virgin Mary in response to Pope Francis

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued a strong defense of the Virgin Mary in response to Pope Francis’ controversial homily on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in which he appeared to call the doctrine of Mary as co-Redemptrix “nonsense.” In a homily delivered in St. Peter’s Basilica on the liturgical feast of Our Lady of

US priest: Pope Francis must lead Church in formal repentance for Pachamama idolatry

Popular blogger priest Monsignor Charles Pope has called on the Holy Father to “lead the Church in a formal act of reparation and repentance” for the idolatrous worship of the pagan goddess “Pachamama” in Rome. Speaking with LifeSiteNews on Saturday after a Solemn High Pontifical Latin Mass at which he assisted, Msgr. Pope called the