Join Our New Campaign – Fatima Today: Tragedy and Hope

Over a year ago, the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute (IPCO) and its sister organizations, the Societies for the Defense of Tradition, Family and…

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

Cardinal: Pope’s Amazon exhortation defectively quotes canon law, undermining the priesthood

Footnote 136 of Querida Amazonia quotes canon law in a defective way, according to Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes. Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, a retired curial cardinal living in Rome, has written an analysis of the new concept of the priesthood as discussed by Pope Francis in his February 12 post-synodal exhortation on the Amazon region, Querida

Cardinal who advises Pope Francis: Path to married priests still ‘open’


Cardinal Oswald Gracias, a member of the Pope’s C6 Council of Cardinals as well as the head of the Indian bishops’ conference, has claimed in an interview that the path to married priests is still “open.” He calls Pope Francis “very clever” by “endorsing the final document” of the Amazon Synod, thus leaving it “a

Vatican climate scientist says Church’s moral authority key to advancing global warming agenda

Vatican workshop on the Global Education Pact

Pope Francis’s Global Education Pact is a golden opportunity to use the moral authority of the Catholic Church to institute “cradle to grave climate literacy” for children as young as pre-kindergarten, a prominent member of the Vatican’s Academy of Sciences has said. Speaking at a Vatican workshop on the Global Education Pact, hosted by the

Bishop McElroy, how is climate change deadlier than abortion?

Are ‘both abortion and the environment’ really ‘core life issues in Catholic teaching’? Abortion presents a problem for the Catholic left since it does not fit into its social justice agenda. It certainly involves social justice in the highest degree since it is a great injustice to deprive an innocent person of life. However, the

Pope Francis urges Catholic educators to teach inclusive integral ecology


by Courtney Mares Pope Francis called for an educational revolution Thursday, telling the Congregation for Catholic Education that more effort needs to be made to accelerate the inclusiveness of education. Ecology and fraternity are an integral part of education, Pope Francis told the Catholic education leaders ahead of the pope’s Global Compact on Education taking

Commentaries on the Article “The World without the Amazon”

[published by on 10/17/2019] By Luiz Carlos Baldicero Molion [email protected] All the arguments presented in this article are based on Global Climate Model (GCM) results that fail to reproduce the current climate and particularly the hydrological cycle, which is fundamental to the existence of the Amazon Biome. In the maps shown in the article,

Vatican theologian: Church ‘slips into pantheism’ with Pope Francis’ Amazon exhortation


On February 12, Monsignor Nicola Bux, a prominent theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s pontificate, commented on Pope Francis’ new post-synodal exhortation Querida Amazonia, saying that the document has “problematic openings that are perhaps far greater than the theme of celibacy itself.” In further comments

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.