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Pope Francis Says Abortion Never Justified; Akin to Hiring a Hitman

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. Speaking to a Vatican… Continue Reading →

Who Would Pope Francis Vote For?

I’m a big fan of political tests, especially the tests who tell you which candidates for office you most align with. They’re a fun way to see where candidates stand on issues and to put your principles to the test… Continue Reading →

McCarrick Likely to be Defrocked this Week

Vatican sources told Reuters last month that Theodore Cardinal McCarrick will almost certainly be dismissed from the priesthood, which would make him the highest profile Roman Catholic figure to be defrocked in modern times. Vatican officials will meet at the… Continue Reading →

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke abruptly resigns

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, have resigned, an official Vatican statement announced Monday.The statement confirmed that Pope Francis accepted their resignations but did not provide more details about their abrupt exit. Burke, an American, tweeted… Continue Reading →

Pope to Abusers: “Prepare for Divine Justice”

In a bold pronouncement to the Roman Curia, Pope Francis addressed the ongoing sex abuse scandal. “To those who abuse minors, I would say this: convert and hand yourself over to human justice, and prepare for divine justice,” the pope… Continue Reading →

Fr. Sirico: True Authority is not Coercive

Quite possibly the most consistent libertarian Christian political candidate in recent history, Ron Paul, continues his campaign for liberty through the Liberty Report. On a recent episode he hosted Father Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute, a steadfast libertarian Catholic…. Continue Reading →

Cardinal George Pell Convicted of Sexual Abuse; Pope Francis Purges Cabinet

One of Pope Francis’s trusted Council of Cardinal Advisors, Cardinal George Pell, has been convicted in Australia on all charges he sexually abused two choir boys there in the late ’90s, according to two sources with knowledge of the case…. Continue Reading →

Pope Francis Wants to Tweak the Our Father

Pope Francis thinks the Church should tweak the translation of the “Our Father” to clear up the confusion around the phrase “lead us not into temptation.” “That is not a good translation,” the pope said in a interview on Wednesday… Continue Reading →

Economist Thomas Sowell on Pope Francis’ Economics

Best response ever to Pope Francis’s call to ban all weapons

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