Pope Benedict XVI

Emeritus Pope Benedict Weighs In on Abuse Crisis

Emeritus Pope Benedict has emerged from his cone of silence to offer a personal analysis of the clerical sex abuse crisis, citing the sexual revolution, a corruption of moral theology, and the formation of “homosexual cliques” in seminaries as causes of the problem.

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Exclusive Excerpt — Philip F. Lawler’s ‘Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis Is Misleading His Flock’

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Philip F. Lawler’s new book, Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis Is Misleading His Flock. In the passage below, Lawler’s describes a secret progressive lobby in the Vatican known in its circles as the “St. Gallen Mafia.” As Lawler explains, lobbying for the election of a pope is gravely forbidden under Catholic canon law and has a punishment of excommunication.

Pope Francis looks on at the end of a private audience with President of Sierra Leone at the Vatican, on November 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / TONY GENTILE (Photo credit should read TONY GENTILE/AFP/Getty Images)

7 Worst Moments from the Oscars

The Oscars on Sunday night represented a perfect showcase for the self-congratulatory left. From transgenderism to Black Lives Matter, from global warming to campus sexual assault, every hot button issue for the left received a turn on camera. And when one Republican appeared, the show seemed to stop for just a moment, before continuing on in its journey to leftist utopia.

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Archbishop: No Equivalence Between Abortion And Other Social Justice Issues

The archbishop went on to explain that while nearly all Catholic dioceses in the United States – including his own – spend far more time and talent on providing social services to the poor rather than on opposing abortion, the fact remains that “children need to survive the womb before they can have needs like food, shelter, immigration counseling and good health care.”

Archibishop of Philadelphia Charles Joseph Chaput attends a news conference at the Vatican