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Weekly News Roundup: Recap of 2019, Pope’s Christmas Address, Hermits’ Declaration

In this week’s episode, CFN Editor-in-Chief Brian McCall and Managing Editor Matt Gaspers discuss the following news items:

  • Recap of 2019 – Recalling Major Stories
    • WYD Panama (Jan. 22-27)
    • Papal Trip to UAE and “Human Fraternity” Document (Feb. 3-5)
    • Vatican Summit on “Protection of Minors” (Feb. 21-24)
    • Notre Dame Paris Fire (Apr. 15)
    • Open Letter to Bishops Accusing Francis of Heresy (Apr. 30)
    • Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider’s “Declaration of Truths” (June 10)
    • Amazon Synod (Oct. 6-27)
    • Archbishop Viganò Emerges as Voice for Tradition
  • Pope’s Christmas Address to the Roman Curia
    • Dialectical View of History
    • Reference to Evangelii Gaudium (his own text) as “the most important pastoral document” since Vatican II
    • Denouncing “Rigidity” Yet Again
    • Cardinal Martini Quote
  • Declaration of the Hermits of Westray
    • Is their local bishop’s response of “excommunication” legitimate?
  • Dutch Priest Who Declared Himself an Active Homosexual Now Defended by Vatican

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