Amazon Synod: The Trojan Horse of Liberation Theology

Amazon Synod: The Trojan Horse of Liberation Theology

The Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region is scheduled to meet in Rome from 6 to 27 October 2019. It is an important synod for reasons that extend far beyond the Pan-Amazon region, and Catholic business leaders should at least be aware of some key issues.—ed. “We have a window of opportunity before us…
9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

CNA—As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II. “I remember that terrible afternoon as if it were yesterday.…
Pope Orders Vatican Officials to Shrink Ballooning Budget Deficit

Pope Orders Vatican Officials to Shrink Ballooning Budget Deficit

WSJ—Pope Francis struggles with his mission to fix finances at the Holy See. Pope Francis ordered Vatican officials to close a widening budget deficit at the Holy See and stop poorly managed spending and investments from undermining the operations of the Catholic Church’s global headquarters. The Holy See’s deficit doubled in 2018 to roughly €70…
German Cardinal Marx to attend Amazon Synod in October, says he can ‘picture’ it approving married priests

German Cardinal Marx to attend Amazon Synod in October, says he can ‘picture’ it approving married priests

LifeSite News—Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the President of the German Bishops’ Conference, has given a new interview in which he shows himself for the first time to be more openly in favor of married priests in light of the upcoming Amazon Synod. This interview comes together with the news that Pope Francis appointed him to participate…
The new cardinals: Pope Francis bids for ‘irreversible change’

The new cardinals: Pope Francis bids for ‘irreversible change’

Having named 13 new members of the College of Cardinals, Pope Francis will—as of October 5—have named a majority of the cardinals who will elect the next Roman Pontiff. At least on paper, then, he has had a chance to ensure that the next conclave will elect a prelate who shares his vision for the…