Pope’s clampdown on Latin Mass praised as ‘prophetic,’ ripped as ‘cruel’

Pope Francis’s decision to restrict celebration of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass, effectively rolling back wider permission granted under Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, is being met by predictably mixed reaction from Catholics around the globe, with some praising the move as prophetic and others calling it a stain on Francis’s legacy. Speaking to Crux, liturgy…

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Bolivian bishops protest arrest of former president

Hours after Bolivia’s former interim president was detained and accused of promoting an alleged coup against her predecessor Evo Morales, the country’s bishops released a statement saying that “the politics of revenge” and a justice system aligned with the ruling political power “do not create confidence in the people”. “The arrest and prosecution of the…

Nigeria on the brink of civil war, nun says

A day after nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were set free after being kidnapped two weeks, one nun has warned that nothing is being done to stop incidents like this from happening, and that unless action is taken soon, her country is headed for a catastrophe. Irreconcilable Referring to the violence and kidnappings that have ravaged Nigeria…