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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

Taiwan Elects First ‘LGBTQ+’ Legislator

Taiwan Elects First ‘LGBTQ+’ Legislator

By Church Militant • January 17, 2024 •

Taiwan's recent election of its first openly LGBTQ+ legislator is causing concern among pro-family conservatives. The election, held on Jan. 13, saw Huang Jie, a 30-year-old Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member who told the public last year that she is a lesbian, win a seat in Kaohsiung's 6th District.  Read more

Pro-LGBT German Catholics Colluded With Pedophiles

Pro-LGBT German Catholics Colluded With Pedophiles

By Jules Gomes • January 17, 2024 •

Reluctant to reject pedophilic sexual behavior, pro-LGBT Catholics colluded with pedophiles for two decades under the umbrella of the Ecumenical Working Group on Homosexuals and the Church (HuK), a new study has revealed. Presenting the study titled "Pedo Question — Undecided?" at a press conference on Tuesday in Nuremberg, HuK leadership acknowledged the collusion and asked "the public for help in coming to terms with this dark side of our history." Read more

Germany Punishes Serial Abuser Priest From India

Germany Punishes Serial Abuser Priest From India

By Jules Gomes • January 16, 2024 •

A district court and an ecclesiastical court in Germany have both prosecuted a clerical sex abuser from India who re-offended after being investigated for allegations of abuse in Canada. The diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart announced on Sunday that Fr. Ashok Mascarenhas, who was assigned to a ministry of university pastoral work in Weingarten in Upper Swabia, had been issued a penal decree earlier in November by Bp. Gebhard Fürst. Read more

Pope Francis Hopes Hell Is Empty

Pope Francis Hopes Hell Is Empty

By Church Militant • January 16, 2024 •

In a recent television interview, Pope Francis expressed his hope that hell is empty and a phrase in the traditional "Act of Contrition" is too harsh. On the Italian show "Che Tempo Che Fa" Sunday, the pontiff stated, "I like to think hell [is] empty. I hope it is reality." Read more

Blessings for ‘People, Not Organizations’

Blessings for ‘People, Not Organizations’

By Church Militant • January 16, 2024 •

Pope Francis recently discussed with 800 members of the Roman clergy his stance on blessing gay couples. The dialogue came on Friday at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, where Francis held a closed-door meeting that lasted nearly three hours. Read more

Clergy Freed in Nicaragua

Clergy Freed in Nicaragua

By Church Militant • January 15, 2024 •

The Nicaraguan government has released 19 members of the Catholic clergy, including Bp. Rolando Álvarez. The release, which occurred on Sunday, follows negotiations with the Vatican and marks a significant turn in the government's approach to political and religious opposition. Bishop Álvarez, a vocal critic of President Daniel Ortega's dictatorial regime, had been under house arrest since August 2022. Read more

Rome Forces Rogue Bishop With 5 Mistresses To Quit

Rome Forces Rogue Bishop With 5 Mistresses To Quit

By Jules Gomes • January 15, 2024 •

The Vatican has compelled a scandal-plagued prelate to resign 18 months after Church Militant revealed that the bishop had been urged to take a DNA test to disprove allegations of illegitimate paternity. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India announced Saturday that Bp. Kannikadass Antony William had "stepped down for pastoral reasons given the distressing situation" in the diocese of Mysore.  Read more

Pope and Previous Pontiffs Clash on Marxism

Pope and Previous Pontiffs Clash on Marxism

By Church Militant • January 12, 2024 •

Pope Francis' recent engagement with Marxist and socialist representatives has caused confusion and concern among faithful Catholics. On Wednesday, the pontiff met with members of a group called "DIALOP," which fosters dialogue between people from secular and religious backgrounds, specifically between socialists/Marxists and Christians.  Read more

300K-Strong March for Freedom in Warsaw

300K-Strong March for Freedom in Warsaw

By Martina Moyski • January 12, 2024 •

Thousands of Poles traveled to the capital city of Warsaw today to march for their freedom. Busloads of patriots came from Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Lublin and Białystok. They marched toward the Sejm, the Polish Parliament, in the cold and snow. They came to protest the violations of law made against their sovereign nation by the new globalist prime minister, Donald Tusk, often called the darling of the European Union. Read more

Globalist Coup in Poland

Globalist Coup in Poland

By Martina Moyski • January 10, 2024 •

Poland is experiencing what many are now calling a coup less than one month after the new government took control on Dec. 13, 2023. At the bidding of the new prime minister, Donald Tusk, police on Tuesday raided the presidential palace in Warsaw, arresting two top anti-corruption leaders. Read more

Critics of ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ Continue to Emerge

Critics of ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ Continue to Emerge

By Church Militant • January 9, 2024 •

On an almost daily basis, the list of opponents to the Vatican's recent document, Fiducia Supplicans, grows. The decree allows blessings for unmarried couples, including same-sex couples, while purportedly maintaining the Church's immutable stance on marriage.  Read more