- Jan 28, 2020
In a change to church law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church, one among several changes to canon law approved by Pope Francis on Thursday to govern the situation of Eastern Catholics living in a diaspora.
A former priest in Puerto Rico named Floyd McCoy Jordan, who was laicized in 2015, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being unanimously found guilty by a jury last June for committing lewd acts against a 14-year-old minor from 2013-2014.
The scandal surrounding the founder of a powerful Catholic movement in Peru illustrates that “lay empowerment” in the Church without accountability is still a form of window-dressing.
ROME—For months there have been rumors about a possible normalization of the situation of a breakaway traditionalist Catholic group, known as the Society of Pius X, which heated up again after a meeting between Pope Francis and the head of the society taking place last month. Although many observers have
Pope Francis, often seen as a progressive pontiff indifferent to the concerns of more traditionalist Catholics, reportedly has vowed to extend his recognition of the confessions heard by priests of a breakaway traditionalist group indefinitely.
To be honest, I don’t have an especially impressive track record as a seer. In 1999, I published a biography of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger containing four reasons why he could never be elected pope, and he went on to serve eight eventful years as Benedict XVI. Recently, however, I got