The rise of fundamentalist Catholicism

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Cardinal Raymond Burke applauds during a news conference at the Italian Senate on Sept. 6, 2018, on the first anniversary of the death of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) (RNS) — It is normal and customary to identify Pope … Read More

Pope Francis celebrates mass on his own amid concerns over coronavirus outbreak

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The Holy See live-streamed Francis’ Mass amid coronavirus concerns ( Vatican ) Pope Francis has celebrated morning mass by himself in the chapel of the Vatican hotel where he lives amid concerns around the coronavirus outbreak. The Holy See live-streamed Francis’ Mass … Read More

Pope quotes late cardinal to say church is ‘200 years out of date’

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Vatican City (dpa) – Pope Francis on Saturday called on the Vatican hierarchy to embrace change as he quoted a late progressive cardinal who warned that the Catholic Church was seriously behind the times. “Cardinal Martini, in his last interview a few days … Read More

Pope Francis: Catechism will be updated to define ecological sins

In this 2017 file photo, Pope Francis addresses participants at an encounter marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican. VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of … Read More

Pope Francis’ new sex abuse rules are a revolution for the Catholic Church

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Pope Francis gestures as he addresses over 1,000 diocesan leaders, both clergy and laity, May 9, 2019, at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) With his new motu proprio “Vos estis … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 5 April 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Now that the fervent hope of the news panels has collapsed, (whether they accept it or not) we’re being treated to full-throated panic about “global warming.”  Regardless of how ridiculous are the claims, the alarmists are back … Read More

Is America becoming Godless? The number of people who have no religion has risen 266 per cent – one third of the population – in three decades

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People with no religion accounted for 23.1% of the U.S. population in 2018 By comparison, Catholics make up 23% and Evangelicals account for 22.5% The three are now statistically tied as the largest religious groups in America Meanwhile, mainline Protestant … Read More

Pope calls for end to wars on historic trip to the Arabian Penninsula

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Pope Francis on Monday called for an end to wars in the Middle East during the first visit by the head of the Catholic church to the birthplace of Islam, the Arabian Peninsula. Francis, who has made outreach to Muslim … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 29 March 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Today is March 29th, the day there was to be a hard British exit from the European Union if the Parliament couldn’t agree to flawed arrangement Prime Minister May brought up again. This was the third time … Read More

Pope Francis’s papacy turns six amid sex abuse crisis

The 6th anniversary of Pope Francis’s papacy was marked by Australian cardinal George Pell sentencing to six years in prison. Vatican analysts in Italy are debating whether the leader of the Catholic Church’s accomplishments have outweighed his failings during his … Read More

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