Canonist Marc Balestrieri reviews important issues that remain in play with respect to the Jesuit priest’s conviction in 2020 of violating the confessional by absolving a person with whom he had engaged in sexual activity.
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COMMENTARY: Perhaps we can better understand what is at stake by comparing Father Rupnik’s career to that of Gianlorenzo Bernini.
The clergyman committed a crime of the sacrament of confession, which is one of the most serious crimes in the Catholic Church. The Jesuit is alleged to have also sexually abused members of a women’s institute of religious life in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Out of the six questions that the Pope was asked during the in-flight press conference, he spent the most time speaking about the topic of abortion and the reception of Communion by politicans who support abortion.
Father Jeremy Leatherby of Sacramento says he stands by his claim that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is the true pope.
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, New York, discusses possible canon-law responses in the wake of New York State’s new legislation that removed third-trimester-abortion restrictions.
EDITORIAL: The Church needs to administer strong medicine in the face of publicly dissenting Catholic politicians like the New York governor.
In his Aug. 5 general audience catechesis, the Holy Father emphasized the need for a welcoming pastoral outreach to Catholics in such circumstances.