By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - But the shock-waves from the Vatican reached around the world on February 11, 2013. Because that was also the day that Pope Benedict XVI said that “with full freedom I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome.”... The effect of the Pope’s resignation was truly electric.
By Janet Smith, Crisis Magazine - Now that the growing tyranny of our government and the media have developed a “cancel culture,” the title of a recent article from The Pillar criticizing Bishop Joseph Strickland for his views on the COVID-19 vaccines is remarkably tone deaf: “Will the Vatican address vaccine confusion, and the bishop at its center?” The Pillar—a new Catholic media outlet founded by former Catholic News Agency journalists JD Flynn (the author of this piece) and Ed Condon—is calling on the Holy Father basically to “cancel” a bishop.
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - Catholic Archbishop Joseph Naumann said President Joe Biden is promoting a “great evil” through his new pro-abortion policies... “We’ve faced presidents before who were aggressive in their advocacy for abortion, but this is a unique situation for the church in the United States, the Catholic Church, because we haven’t had a Catholic in that office doing this,” Naumann told The Chris Salcedo Show. “So, he creates a real problem for the church in the United States because he’s confusing people about what authentic Catholic teaching is.”
By Edward Pentin, EWTN News - The dicastery has also had a long engagement with the annual World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland, that bring together high-level political and business leaders. Cardinal Turkson contributed to its January meeting this year, held mostly online, on the theme of “The Great Reset” — the WEF’s oft-debated proposal to “reset capitalism” with the aim of creating a greener, more sustainable future.