In May of this year, a document discussing economic and financial issues – Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones (OPQ) – was released jointly by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) (in former days, the Holy Office) and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD). Like almost everything that has come out of Rome since about 1962, this document is a contradiction – a confusing amalgam of good and bad intermixed. While the text contains some good conclusions that are consistent with perennial Catholic moral teaching, it often does so from modern flawed premises while omitting fundamental principles. Like much of the moral teaching of John Paul II, the document contains some solid conclusions, but ultimately it undermines those conclusions by basing them not on perennial philosophy and theology but on Modernist and Liberal principles. To continue reading subscribe to CFN.
In Part I of this two-part series, I outlined the origin of the novelty of a permanent “universal synod” of bishops introduced by Paul VI with his apostolic letter Apostolica Sollicitudo (AS), issued Sept. 15, 1965, near the end of the Second Vatican Council. Part I also discussed how Pope Francis has been abusing the synodal machinery throughout his Pontificate – first with the rigged two-stage “Synod on the Family,” an elaborate sham that merely provided cover for issuance of the disastrous post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and now with the fast-approaching Synod on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment” to be held in October. To read the rest of Part II of this expose of the upcoming Synod subscribe to CFN.
Read about the details of the 2019 CFN conference to be held in Chicago next May on the them of Fifty Years of Problems with the New Mass. Subscribe to CFN to read the full announcement.
This article recaps all the news that emerged from the recent General Chapter of the Society of St. Pius X. To read the full report subscribe to CFN.
Leo Darroch discusses his book recounting the history of the Una Voce Federation which was formed by concerned lay Catholics to resist the deconstruction of the Mass after Vatican II. To read the interview subscribe to CFN.
After being disappointed by the pre-synodal process, an international group of traditional-minded Catholic youth prepared their own document in order to make their calls for orthodoxy heard. To read this report subscribe to CFN.
Read this shocking expose that exposes the outrageous work of this organization that is denounced to the US bishops in the Lepanto Institute's Open Letter to US Bishops Regarding AUSCP reproduced on the CFN Website.
In this month’s excerpt, we learn of the formation of Archbishop Lefebvre. We see how a holy school environment in the midst of the horrors of World War I prepared him for discerning his invocation. To read this excerpt subscribe to CFN
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This lecture was presented at a conference held in Rome on June 23. Organized by the Lepanto Foundation (led by Dr. Roberto de Mattei), the conference
– entitled “Old and New Modernism: The Roots of the Church’s Crisis” – focused on “the epistemological, historical, philosophical, theological and pastoral roots of the crisis, and the remedies to overcome it”, as stated in the official program for the event. CFN posted an interview with Father Albert about this conference in June. To read the text of Father' s lecture subscribe to CFN.
Catholic Family News is pleased to introduce a new contributor who will offer a series of articles on Catholic education over the coming months. Fr. David Sherry, originally from Ireland, was ordained for the Society of St. Pius X in Ecône, Switzerland in 2007. After postings in Britain and Ireland, he currently serves as Principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy, a position he has held since 2013. OLMC Academy is an SSPX school founded by Fr. Peter Scott in 2008 and located in New Hamburg, Ontario. To read the first and further articles in this series subscribe to CFN.
This month's meditation provides reflections on the Incarnation. Subscribe to CFN to read the meditation.
This article provides a detailed account of the annual ordinations of the SSPX priests from St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Virginia including interviews with a few of the 1,000 attendees. Subscribe to CFN to read.
Last month, America Magazine reported that the current Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Arturo Sosa, announced from Spain: “We have formally begun the process of beatification for Father Pedro Arrupe.” For those not familiar with Fr. Arrupe (1907-1991), he was the liberal head of the Jesuits elected towards the end of the Second Vatican Council. During his tenure as Superior General (1965-1983), Arrupe became a mentor to young Jorge Mario Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) and encouraged in his protégé the same sympathies for Marxism vis-à-vis “liberation theology” that he himself harbored. In response to this disturbing news about Arrupe’s “beatification” cause, Catholic Family News thanks author George Neumayr for allowing us to print an excerpt from his book, The Political Pope. May it help shed light on a development that Mr. Neumayr described to CFN as “ludicrous.” To read the excerpt subscribe to CFN.