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.
The anti-Francis lobby has ramped up its attack on the Pope’s economic vision with a pro-free market book launch in Madrid.
President of the Italian Bishops Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti has told Francis critics to become Protestants if they don’t like this Pope.
Though it is failing in Italy, former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s idea of a “gladiator school” for ultra-Catholics is now infecting France.
110 bishops have conspired in Portugal in a “secret” ultraconservative rival to the conference Pope Francis has planned on a more sustainable economy.
The Polish Bishops have been forced to disown a rogue prelate who questioned the faith of the German Church, backed Pope Benedict and Cardinal Robert Sarah on compulsory priestly celibacy and called Pope Francis a “heretic”.
Benedict XVI’s personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, has denied he received pressure from Pope Francis to scratch the Emeritus’ name from the celibacy book written by Cardinal Robert Sarah.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah look set to have lost out on compulsory celibacy, with Pope Francis ready to approve married priests in his forthcoming apostolic exhortation on the Amazon Synod.
German laypeople have accused Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah of creating “division” in Church with their “irresponsible” anti-optional celibacy stance as revealed in a polemical new book.
Pope Francis spoke in his homily this morning at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta about the harm done by “incoherent” Christians and “schizophrenic” pastors who do not bear witness and thus distance themselves from the Lord’s way of doing things, from His authentic “authority”.
A bombshell has landed in the Vatican, with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI requesting his name and image be removed from the controversial pro-celibacy book Cardinal Robert Sarah insisted the two co-wrote.
A Sicilian archbishop has reminded Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah that Francis is the pope and as such he makes the decisions on the Church’s discipline of priestly celibacy.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has co-authored a book with Cardinal Robert Sarah, one of Pope Francis’ fiercest opponents, in which both plead against ordaining married men.
An Italian bishop has ranted against the “vulgar and blasphemous” depictions of Christ presented by “liberal intellectuals”.
The nuncio in Switzerland and Liechtenstein is trying to send the Church back centuries by talking up a “recourse to approved authors” in theology.
Francis’ apology for the infamous ‘pope slap’ on New Year’s Eve is being hailed as “an immaculate blueprint for saying sorry”.
The Catholic and various other Churches are turning a blind eye to the Christian-nativist populist slide in Hungary.
Pope Francis constantly reminds us that the most important task is to proclaim the Gospel. 2019 saw him doing exactly that.
A Polish archbishop has blasted Swedish anti-climate change icon Greta Thunberg as nothing short of the Antichrist for her defence of the environment.
Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation as Dean of the College of Cardinals of Angelo Sodano – a prelate long questioned for his role in sex abuse cover-ups in Mexico, Germany, Chile, Austria, Ireland and even the ex-Cardinal McCarrick affair – and set via a motu proprio a five-year term limit for the Vatican post going forward.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has caused a civil war in the German Church by founding a new independent and conservative foundation for Catholic journalism.
A poster on a Vatican building for the new Two Popes movie could be the opening salvo in a “knives out” battle against the new ‘Red Pope’, the recently-named Prefect of the powerful Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide), Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
The Pope’s Amazon Synod document is in danger due to senior cardinals’ resistance to give up the discipline of compulsory priestly celibacy.
An ultra-Catholic group linked to former Trump strongman Steve Bannon has been ordered to vacate an Italian monastery under threat of police escort.
Cardinal Walter Kasper has said he is convinced that “in time, doors will be opened” to women at the altar, celebrating the Mass.
The author of a book on the US opposition to Francis that the Pope himself praised as a “bomb” has denounced that a group of rich lay Americans is lobbying to take down this pontificate.
The faithful of a German parish have fought back against a “fundamentalist and inhuman” cardinal, successfully campaigning to block him from speaking at their church.
A German bishop has criticised ultraconservatives for quoting him in a protest letter calling on Pope Francis to repent over supposed “sacrilege”.