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Ecuador Decriminalizes Euthanasia Amid Debate

Ecuador Decriminalizes Euthanasia Amid Debate

By Church Militant • February 21, 2024 •

Ecuador's decision to decriminalize euthanasia has sparked significant concern among the Catholic community.  Read more

Police Arrest Homosexual Priest for Peddling Viagra

Police Arrest Homosexual Priest for Peddling Viagra

By Jules Gomes • February 21, 2024 •

Police in Spain have busted a diocesan priest and his boyfriend for trafficking in Viagra, a medication to treat erectile dysfunction, and other aphrodisiacs. Read more

Vienna Cathedral Turns Jesus Upside Down for Lent

Vienna Cathedral Turns Jesus Upside Down for Lent

By Jules Gomes • February 20, 2024 •

A controversial art installation at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna that turns the Shroud of Turin upside down has sparked outrage among faithful Catholics. Read more

Francis Appoints ‘Women Clergy’ Advocates to Synod

Francis Appoints ‘Women Clergy’ Advocates to Synod

By Jules Gomes • February 19, 2024 •

Pope Francis has appointed as consultors to the Synod on Synodality three women who are pushing for the ordination of female deacons and priests. Read more

Italian Prelates Participate in Freemasonry Seminar

Italian Prelates Participate in Freemasonry Seminar

By Jules Gomes • February 16, 2024 •

Leading Italian prelates, including a cardinal, are participating in a "dialogue" seminar with Italy's leading freemasons to seek reconciliation between Catholic and Masonic values.  Read more

Spanish Bishop Blasts Evils of Porn

Spanish Bishop Blasts Evils of Porn

By Church Militant • February 16, 2024 •

A Spanish bishop is sounding off against pornography, saying government efforts to curb its use will fail unless people learn the kind of Christ-like love that undergirds marriage and family. Read more

Panamanian Cardinal Resigns After Disappearance Incident

Panamanian Cardinal Resigns After Disappearance Incident

By Church Militant • February 16, 2024 •

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, a prominent figure in the Panamanian Catholic Church, was found safe on Feb. 1 after being reported missing two days earlier. The incident, which sparked widespread concern and a police investigation, concluded with the cardinal's safe return and a public apology for what he described as a thoughtless prank. The Vatican announced on Feb. 15 that Pope Francis accepted the cardinal's resignation.  Read more

Proposed Hong Kong Law Sparks Fears of Religious Persecution

Proposed Hong Kong Law Sparks Fears of Religious Persecution

By Church Militant • February 15, 2024 •

A religious freedom advocate from Hong Kong is sounding the alarm over proposed legislation that could further restrict religious liberty and lead to the persecution of the Catholic Church and other Christian groups. Read more

Pope Picks Big Pharma Vax Scientist for Pro-Life Body

Pope Picks Big Pharma Vax Scientist for Pro-Life Body

By Jules Gomes • February 15, 2024 •

Pope Francis has picked a non-Catholic scientist who helped create the abortion-tainted COVID-19 vaccine to serve as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Read more

Vatican Secretary Promotes Dialogue Amid Global Unrest

Vatican Secretary Promotes Dialogue Amid Global Unrest

By Church Militant • February 13, 2024 •

The Vatican's secretary of state, Cdl. Pietro Parolin, recently weighed in about ongoing demonstrations sweeping Italy and other parts of Europe. Farmers' protests, driven by soaring production costs, have drawn significant attention, prompting the high-ranking Vatican official to advocate for sustainable solutions and the prioritization of human dignity. Read more

Pope Francis Canonizes Argentina’s First Female Saint

Pope Francis Canonizes Argentina’s First Female Saint

By Church Militant • February 13, 2024 •

In a ceremony held Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis canonized María Antonia of St. Joseph, affectionately known in Argentina as "Mama Antula," marking her as Argentina's first female saint.  Read more

Priest Sentenced to Jail for ‘Corruption of a Minor’

Priest Sentenced to Jail for ‘Corruption of a Minor’

By Church Militant • January 26, 2024 •

A Vatican appeals court yesterday convicted a priest of sexually abusing a fellow student while they were both attending a pre-seminary school within the confines of the ecclesiastical city-state. Father Gabriele Martinelli was found guilty of corrupting a minor and sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment, plus a 1,000 euro ($1,090) fine. An aquittal in 2021 had prompted the appeal. Read more

JPII Academy Calls on Pope to Fire Doctrinal Chief

JPII Academy Calls on Pope to Fire Doctrinal Chief

By Church Militant • January 24, 2024 •

The world's most prestigious pro-life academy has issued a statement calling for Cdl. Víctor Manuel Fernández to be dismissed as prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) and urging instead the appointment of "a competent theologian faithful to the moral teachings of the Church. The members of the academy submitted that the cardinal "does not have the necessary minimum qualities required to fulfill the role of defender of the faith." Read more

Murdered Priest Nominated as Poland’s Patron

Murdered Priest Nominated as Poland’s Patron

By Martina Moyski • January 22, 2024 •

Amidst Poland's recent takeover by the globalist Donald Tusk, the name of one of the country's most beloved martyrs is rising to the fore. Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko, gruesomely killed by communist forces 40 years ago, is being considered for the position of patron of Poland in 2024. The city councilors of Białystok, near the priest's birthplace and one of Poland's largest cities, made the proposal. Read more

Pro-Lifer in Poland Punished for Comments on Homosexuality

Pro-Lifer in Poland Punished for Comments on Homosexuality

By Church Militant • January 19, 2024 •

A Polish pro-life leader has been convicted for allegedly slandering the LGBT community. Read more