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Two Religions Confront Each Other - Catholics Must Now Choose...

“Two religions confront each other; we are in a dramatic situation and it is impossible to avoid a choice, but the choice is not between obedience and disobedience. 3,135 more words

Why Ad Orientem is Anathema to So Many

It is still mind blowing to see the continuing reaction to Cardinal Robert Sarah’s call for more ad orientem masses. As I have chronicled previously… 500 more words


Ex Pope Benedict Memoirs Forthcoming

CHR Comment: It is unusual for a pope to retire as Benedict did. It is further unusual to have a retired pope publishing memoirs about his term of service. 32 more words

Modern Church

REVEALED: Pope Benedict busted up ‘powerful’ gay lobby at the Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI, who retired in 2013, has admitted that he once busted up what he called a “powerful” gay lobby within the Vatican in a memoir to be published on September 9, reports The Huffington Post. 249 more words

Daily News

Benedict to tell all about troubled time at the Vatican

AFP•July 1, 2016

Rome (AFP) – Retired pope Benedict XVI is to lift the lid in a new book on his troubled time at the head of the Catholic Church, publishers announced Friday. 122 more words


In memoirs, ex Pope Benedict says Vatican 'gay lobby' tried to wield power: report

By Philip Pullella  July 1, 2016

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a “gay lobby” in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. 101 more words


Ex-Pope Benedict Describes Power of Vatican's 'Gay Lobby' in New Memoir

In a forthcoming memoir, former Pope Benedict reportedly claims a “gay lobby” in the Vatican tried to wield influence over him.

In the book, called “The Last Conversations” and set to be published in September, Benedict says four or five people made up a “gay lobby” who sought power over Vatican decisions. 95 more words