Newt Gingrich: Struggle for Religious Freedom Will Define Future of the U.S. for Next 50 Years

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As the Presidential elections draw closer, I caught up with former Republican Presidential candidate and erstwhile Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. In this Oct. 7 interview during a pilgrimage to Rome, Gingrich, an historian and convert to the faith, discusses his concerns about this year’s election in light of the next President’s possible choices

From Casuistry to Mercy, Towards a New Art of Pleasing? — An Essay on the Malaise in the Church by Msgr. Michel Schooyans

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Here below, by kind permission, is an essay by the respected Msgr. Michel Schooyans on what he sees as the underlying causes of the current malaise in the Church and in wider society. Msgr. Schooyans has a doctorate in philosophy and theology and lectured at the Université Catholique de Louvain, as well as being a visiting professor at

Video and Transcript of Bishop Fellay Interview

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Here below is the video and transcript of a May 13th interview with the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay. My write up on the interview can be found here. Part 1/3: The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X gives a rundown of the reconciliation process and explains that

Preview: SSPX’s Bishop Fellay Talks Exclusively to the National Catholic Register

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Coming soon in a lengthy exclusive interview with the National Catholic Register, the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X gives an overview of current talks between the Society and the Holy See, his views on Pope Francis, and what he sees as the “catastrophic” state of the Church today. Look out for

Talk on the Controversial Synods on the Family

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THE CONTROVERSIAL SYNODS ON THE FAMILY Edward Pentin Hanus Fellowship, Bratislava, Slovakia April 26, 2016   Introduction Thank you all for coming here to hear me speak about the controversial Synods on the Family. I think it was Bismarck who said laws are like sausages, one should never see either being made. Well I think

A Call for ‘Ecological Conversion’

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VATICAN CITY — In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis has issued a lengthy warning on the “destruction of the human environment” that draws on theology and “the best scientific research available today” to challenge all people to be better stewards of creation. The six-chapter, 184-page document, whose subtitle is “The Care for Our Common

Vatican to Prosecute Former Nuncio for Sexual Abuse

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VATICAN CITY — A former papal nuncio will be tried in Vatican city state for sexual abuse of children and possession of child pornography. The Vatican announced on June 15 that Polish-born Józef Wesołowski will be tried July 11 by the Vatican’s criminal court, the jury of which will be made up entirely of laypeople.

Medjugorje Decision Will Take ‘Months,’ Says Vatican Spokesman

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican downplayed intense speculation that Pope Francis will decide very soon on “certain doctrinal and disciplinary aspects” of alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, saying it will most probably take months, rather than days or weeks. In comments to the Register June 11, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said it is “hard

Ukraine to Be Hot Topic of Pope Francis-Vladimir Putin Meeting

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VATICAN CITY — On Wednesday, for the second time in his pontificate, Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin in private audience, during which the Russian president is expected to explain Moscow’s position on the crisis in Ukraine. Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said the Russian leader hopes a “whole range of bilateral ties” will

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