Catholic News

“ Cardinal Raymond Burke told a sold-out Catholic conference in Detroit last weekend that “there is no question that the Church is currently experiencing one of the greatest crises which she has ever known.”

“Today perhaps as at no time in the past there is an ever more diffuse phenomenon of general confusion and error regarding doctrine and morals within the Body of Christ,” he told the crowd of 800 at the Oct. 26 Call to Holiness conference in a talk on “Keeping the faith in a time of confusion.””

“ On Thursday, Argentine authorities raided the officies of the diocese of Orán, part of their investigation into fraud committed during Bp. Gustavo Zanchetta’s 2013–2017 rule.

Local media report that during the secret raid, officials with Orán’s municipal Economic Crime Unit left the offices with multiple diocesan files.

A Pope Francis protégé, Zanchetta faces charges of financial misconduct and defrauding the state. He is accused of receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government for restoration of his rectory, as well as for a series of lectures at Orán’s seminary that he never gave.

The bishop is also accused of mismanaging parishioner donations, and of failing to report financial transactions, including an off-the-books sale of a diocesan building for $800,000.”

“ At the recently concluded gathering of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, the leaders of the Catholic faithful in the United States stood firm in naming abortion as the “preeminent” issue of our time. In this process, they not only confirmed Church teaching regarding this moral evil, but also drew attention to the false narrative of a division between the U.S. Church and Pope Francis being promoted in some circles.”