Letter #66, 2016: It Begins

November 14, 2016, Monday — It Begins “Following the publication of your Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, theologians and scholars have proposed interpretations that are not only divergent, but also conflicting, above all in regard to Chapter VIII. Moreover, the media have emphasized this dispute, thereby provoking uncertainty, confusion, and disorientation among many of the faithful.” […]

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Letter #44, 2016: The Three Positions


May 16, 2016, Monday — The Three Positions (And Now Four) On Amoris Laetitia The text below is the Editorial in the May edition of Inside the Vatican, which is just out. (To obtain a copy of the issue or to subscribe for one or more years, click here. We welcome new subscribers, of course. […]

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Letter #43, 2016: In the Footsteps of Pope Benedict


May 13, 2016, Friday — In the Footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI… Blessed Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima… “In terms of what we today can discover in this message [the message of Fatima], attacks against the Pope or the Church don’t come just from outside the Church. The suffering of the Church also […]

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Power Struggle in Vatican City

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney greets Pope Francis during his audience with cardinals March 15 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) (April 9, 2013)

A financial battle is raging inside the Vatican. At the center of the conflict is Australian Cardinal George Pell, brought to Rome by Pope Francis to oversee the Vatican’s financial reforms. Now Pell faces tough opposition… Is Cardinal George Pell’s reform of the Vatican’s finances in trouble? It seems so. A headline in a major […]

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Letter #43, 2015: Apostasy

October 12, 2015, Monday — Apostasy “It is our very sleepiness to the presence of God that renders us insensitive to evil: we don’t hear God because we don’t want to be disturbed.” —Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City, April 20, 2011, General Audience “The attempts made through the ages to extinguish the light of God, […]

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Pell Dismisses Traditionalist Leader’s Attack on Pope

Pope Francis greeting a woman.

In this interview, the Australian cardinal comments on the meeting of the Council of Cardinals with Francis, the reform of the Curia, and Lefebvrist leader Bishop Fellay’s attack on the Pope. The Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of the eight cardinals whom Pope Francis has chosen to advise him, agreed to talk about their historic […]

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