A cardinal has defended the Pope against charges that his new encyclical Fratelli tutti is “communist”, insisting that Francis “doesn’t change so much as a comma” of Catholic social doctrine.
The Archbishop of Seville has warned Francis critics against dissenting from the successor of Peter, insisting that this Pope “has not diverged at all from the faith”.
An Irish priest has taken down conservative critics of Pope Francis, denouncing that “they have little purchase on either reality or substance”.
Cardinal Angelo Scola has called the attacks on Pope Francis “a decisively negative phenomenon” that should be “eradicated as soon as possible”.
An Italian nun has accused Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò of “throwing pearls before swine” with the Catholic cover he is providing for US President Donald Trump.
An Italian cardinal has denounced the “increasingly harsh and insolent attacks” on Francis, reminding critics of the current pontiff that “the Pope is the Pope”.
It’s no secret to even the most casual of Catholic observers that Pope Francis has been and is the target of vicious and well-organised attacks.
A group linked to populist icon and former chief strategist to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, has won back control of an Italian monastery, only to now face criminal prosecution over its application for the lease on the property.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has criticised Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s COVID-19 conspiracy theory, saying that it “divides and scares”.
A Church historian has ripped the COVID-19 conspiracy claim of Cardinals Müller, Zen and Pujats, among others, saying that “it’s so ridiculous that it discredits itself”.
A German cardinal has likened so-called gender ideology to Nazism as the country outlawed gay ‘conversion therapy’ for minors.
Up to 30% of the global Church is against Pope Francis, and a “hard core” of cardinals is “already trying to influence the next conclave” that will elect his successor, a Vatican expert has denounced.
The organisers of the conservative coronavirus “appeal” leaked thousands of personal email addresses, locations and messages, it has been found.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller is crying persecution after receiving blowback from a COVID-19 conspiracy theory he signed.
The German Bishops have taken down conservative cardinal Gerhard Müller over a coronavirus conspiracy rant he signed.
A German vicar general has lashed out at a group of conservative cardinals and bishops over their “outrageous right-wing populist rhetoric” in their COVID-19 conspiracy theory.
The prospect of one “world government” after the COVID-19 pandemic is dividing Catholic conservatives and progressives.
On the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to the Petrine ministry, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, says that every new Pope is a gift from God that is “unwrapped” through the years of his papal ministry.
A bishop who called Pope Francis the antichrist is defying a Polish Church order to stay silent.
Bologna cardinal Matteo Zuppi has railed against Church “prophets of calamities who confuse conversion with relativism”.
Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has taken down ultraconservative Cardinal Robert Sarah, again, insisting that Benedict never approved the anti-optional priestly celibacy book the cardinal claims the two co-wrote.
A German diocese has banned the Pachamama thief for his “reprehensible” promotion of Church “division”.
The Vatican has responded to the national conservatism conference held last week in Rome, saying through its top diplomat that “nationalisms are childish reactions to the great global world”.
An Austrian theologian has blasted the young Austrian man who desecrated Pachamama statues at the Amazon Synod for “damaging” Catholicism.
National populists argue for Catholicism’s “inherent” nationalism and Euroscepticism as the American and European far-right seek to expand their influence.
Is Cologne cardinal Woelki paying the price for his allergy to Church reform, and for his criticism of the German Church’s “synodal path”? That’s a conclusion that could be drawn from the fact that 120,000 people left the Churches of North Rhine-Westphalia just in 2019.
German Catholics have blasted Cardinal Müller’s comparison of the German Church’s “synodal path” to the rise of Nazi Germany, ripping the cardinal’s “poisonous”, “inhuman” and “unacceptable” words.
The Prefect of the Papal Household and personal secretary to Pope Benedict, Georg Gänswein, has been relieved of his duties with Pope Francis to care for the deteriorating Pope Emeritus, according to a media report.
Ultraconservative Cardinal Gerhard Müller has compared the German Church’s “synodal path” to the rise of Nazi Germany.
An Italian theologian has levelled accusations of a “serious distortion of the truth” at the ultraconservatives trying to blackmail Pope Francis with accusations of heresy if the pontiff allows optional celibacy for priests.