By Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews - Cardinal Oswald Gracias, a member of the Pope's C6 Council of Cardinals as well as the head of the Indian bishops' conference, has claimed in an interview that the path to married priests is still “open.”… He calls Pope Francis “very clever” by “endorsing the final document” of the Amazon Synod, thus leaving it “a valid reference point.”.. In the interview, Gracias also calls for greater responsibilities for women in the Catholic Church... The final document of the October 2019 Amazon Synod had endorsed to ordain to the priesthood married men who are already deacons.. and also proposed to support further study the question of the female diaconate..
By Ryan Ellis, Church Militant - If you don't feel compelled to give to your parish, you are not off the hook. You have to come up with some other way to donate to the Church. Here, I would avoid things that are under the control of the bishops. That means no second collections, and certainly no groups like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, or the other boondoggles routinely flagged by the Lepanto Institute… Your informed conscience… should be your guide… Rather, you might give to traditional Catholic religious orders like the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, or to another good apostolate of your choosing free of the Catholic hierarchy.
By Most Rev. Joseph Strickland, The Wanderer - Jesus called Mary “Mother” and He entrusted her, as one of His last and greatest gifts, to His beloved disciple and to the entire Church with these tender words of entrustment in the Gospel of John: “When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son.’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his home” (John 19:26, 27).
By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews - The Vatican prelate tasked with organizing the Global Education Pact to be signed at the Vatican on May 14 has explained the theological vision at the heart of Pope Francis’s “new humanism,” in which God withdraws in order to allow for the possibility of human freedom… Speaking to LifeSite at a Global Education Pact workshop, hosted at the Vatican by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on February 6–7 (see full text below), Archbishop Vincenzo Zani, secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, said: “[T]he pope, in the message with which he launched the initiative ... makes reference to the need to launch a ‘new humanism.’”