Far from making life easier for Chinese Catholics, accepting Communist control of their bishops disheartens and oppresses them further.
On this particular Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholic faithful in mainland China have an extra reason to pray for God’s mercy: their earthly leader, Pope Francis, has betrayed them.
Nearly seven months after falsely reporting that former FBI director James Comey’s leaked memos were unclassified, CNN has yet to issue a correction.
The créche is an 800-year-old emblem of divinity ushered into time and history. It is a theological symbol, not a political one.
The personal tragedy of the Gard family and their dying baby elicited a spectacle of hypocrisy and grandstanding from Rome to DC.
If this is where the Vatican now makes its stand, then the most vulnerable members of society—which is to say all of us, at some point—are in trouble.
George Neumayr’s book, ‘The Political Pope,’ laments Francis’ embrace of liberalism and walks a fine line between just criticism and jeremiad.
This pope’s inclination to advance an ideological stance over rational judgment does not bode well for Catholicism or the future of the West. Willful blindness endangers both.
The Washington Post lied about a lawmaker’s biblical reference, refused to quote what he actually said, then mocked Breitbart for shoddy journalism.
Maybe ‘The Young Pope’s’ emphasis on doctrinal purity sounds like a supervillain to those outside the Catholic faith and to more than a few still claiming membership in the church.
Papal connivance with the commutation of Oscar Lopez-Rivera’s sentence was not spontaneous. Francis’ mercy-mongering on his behalf lasted more than a year.
Francis’ unorthodoxy shouldn’t have been surprising. He’s a dyed-in-the-wool Jesuit who came of age in the post-Vatican II world.
If the Vatican and Beijing come to a diplomatic agreement, it’s likely to come at a considerable cost for the country’s Christians.
Pope Francis does a disservice to his followers and world leaders, who would look to him for the confidence and moral backing to call out Islamic terrorism and face it head-on.
The ISIS-inspired attack on a priest and his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray is a lesson in the price Christianity pays for the fanaticism of profligate mercy.
Pope Francis’s ‘theology of the people’ is Marxism.
‘Amoris Laetitia,’ like Pope Francis himself, was needed and is disheartening.
In the wake of Pope Francis’s exhortation, ‘The Joy of Love,’ suddenly the rhetorical question, ‘Is the pope Catholic?’ doesn’t seem so rhetorical anymore.
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