Lost in the Mail: Cardinal Baldisseri Allegedly Held Up Delivery of Pro-Marriage Book

Amid the reports that the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family last October was engineered to favor a particular point of view comes the latest news: A Vatican department allegedly intercepted dozens of copies of a new book written by five cardinals to prevent them being read by the majority of participants of last year’s Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family.

Anonymous sources claim that Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which reaffirmed Church teaching on marriage and the family, was mailed at the beginning of October to all the synod fathers in the Paul VI hall where the meeting was taking place, but many copies never reached their intended recipients. Reports of the book’s interception have also appeared on German sites in recent days, including Kathnet.  

For more on this, see my piece over at Newsmax.

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building Monday in Washington, DC.

The Women’s Health Protection Act and Vatican Updates (Oct. 9)

The Biden Administration promised a “whole government” response to the pro-life Texas heartbeat law and last week we saw Congress act on that when House Democrats passed the Women’s Health Protection Act. How are pro-life advocates responding to this federal push for so-called abortion rights? Catherine Hadro, host and managing editor of EWTN’s Pro-life Weekly, weighs in. Then Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin reports on the latest Vatican news, including the trial related to Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Oscar Wergeland, “Service in a German Village Church,” ca. 1880

This Sunday, I’ll Be Going to Church. Will You Join Me?

“The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice. For this reason the faithful are obliged to participate in the Eucharist on days of obligation, unless excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their own pastor. Those who deliberately fail in this obligation commit a grave sin.” [CCC 2181]

Oscar Wergeland, “Service in a German Village Church,” ca. 1880

This Sunday, I’ll Be Going to Church. Will You Join Me?

“The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice. For this reason the faithful are obliged to participate in the Eucharist on days of obligation, unless excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their own pastor. Those who deliberately fail in this obligation commit a grave sin.” [CCC 2181]