Let’s Not Confuse Papal Infallibility With Impeccability

Let’s Not Confuse Papal Infallibility With Impeccability

There is a lot of confusion about the nature and scope of the charism of the Pope’s infallibility. Many Catholics with average religious instruction think the Sovereign Pontiff is infallible in everything he says or does. However, this is not what Catholic doctrine affirms. Two Different Concepts That Are Often Confused Thus, most Catholics confuse…
Heart-breaking exposé by WSJ: Vatican Uses Donations for the Poor to Plug Its Budget Deficit

Heart-breaking exposé by WSJ: Vatican Uses Donations for the Poor to Plug Its Budget Deficit

According to a Wall Street Journal exposé series by Francis X. Rocca, not only does the Vatican use donations for the poor to plug its budget deficit, but only 10% of donations to the Vatican’s Peter’s Pence collection go to charitable works. Although sources of information are not always named and generic resources such as…
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…