Athanasius Schneider

Letter #55, 2019: Giani, Schneider, Montagna

CNS photo/Paul Haring   CNS photo/Paul Haring Monday October 14, 2019 Today Pope Francis, 82 -- as I reported yesterday was likely -- accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, 57, the Commander of his Vatican City State security force, the Vatican Gendarmes, for the past 16 years (link). (Photos of the two [...]

Letter #64, 2016: Vatican Pravda?

October 18, 2016, Tuesday - Vatican Pravda? "With an article worthy of Pravda, the Vatican Insider website today presents its readers the equation 'traditionalist Catholic' = 'enemy of Bergoglio' = 'lover of Putin.'" —Francesco Colafemmina, an Italian Catholic philologist with a love for sacred art and architecture (link). In a new article entitled "Vatikan Pravda," Colafemmina [...]

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. If [...]

Letter #35, 2016: Athanasius speaks

April 26, 2016, Tuesday - Athanasius Speaks "If we analyze certain statements of AL [Amoris laetitia, "The Joy of Love"] with intellectual honesty within their proper context, we find ourselves faced with difficulties when trying to interpret them in accordance with the traditional doctrine of the Church." —Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop of Astana [...]

Athanasius Schneider – Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Mary Most Holy in Astana, Kazakhstan

“Preferential option for the poor”: this formula has long been used in the Church, in line with the teachings and commands of Our Lord, to indicate that the Christian faithful should accord preferential treatment to the less advantaged and fortunate sections of society, the marginalized, downtrodden, powerless, defenseless, vulnerable. And who are the “poorest of the [...]

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