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Pope Demotes Communion-Denying Cardinal

Conservative Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis, has been critical of Pope Francis’s leadership of the church. Burke has been vocal about denying communion to politician who support a woman’s right to choose on abortion. The pontiff removed Cardinal Raymond Burke as the leader of the Vatican’s highest court and appointed him to […]

A former Vatican archbishop accused of pedophilia was revealed to have tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos stored on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic.   Jozef Wesolowski’s child porn stash emerged after the 66-year-old was arrested at the Vatican earlier this week. […]

Pope Francis has accepted an invitation by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families next September. The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family sponsors the World Meeting of Families every three years in a different city. The upcoming gathering is still more than a year away, and Pope Francis is […]

This just in from Conspiracy Central: Obama planned the refugee crisis at the American border and now he has the Catholic Church to do his dirty work. RWNJ publication Liberty News has released documents they say “proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010. And the tens of millions were flowing in […]

Sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy members within the Catholic Church was addressed by Pope Francis on Monday when he met with six victims. The Pope acknowledged that the failure of church leaders to act led to greater suffering.The church’s image has been severely tarnished by revelations of sexual abuse. CNN reports: “Before God and his […]

Pope Francis preaches not just to his flock, but extends his message to all, which is what is so beautiful about this Pope. He wants the best for everyone. Francis said the priority should be “not economic but human,” adding “maybe it’s time to ask ourselves if working on Sundays is true freedom.” He also […]

Suburban Chicago nuns are suing a local strip club because they play loud music when the nuns want to pray. The Sisters of St. Charles named Club Allure Chicago and the village of Stone Park in their lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court. They claim the club violates Illinois zoning laws, which require […]

The shooting occurred Wednesday night at Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church in Phoenix. When police arrived, they found the two priests badly injured. One had gunshot wounds and later died at the hospital, [police Sgt. Steve] Martos said. The other priest is in critical condition, but authorities declined to say what kind of injuries […]

A group of Italian women in loving relationships with priests are asking Pope Francis to end the requirement that priests take vows of celibacy. The women, who met through a Facebook campaign, wrote to the Pope requesting a meeting to put forward their case, claiming they were just “a small sample” of the many partners […]

Just in case Martians are interested: Speaking during the homily at his daily morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta inside Vatican City where he lives on Monday, he told his mostly clerical audience that they should keep an open mind to anyone—or anything—seeking God. “If—for example—tomorrow an expedition of Martians came, and some of […]

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