All posts by Kevin Edward White

Second Man Accuses Chicago’s Father Pfleger of Sex Abuse

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago asked Fr. Pfleger to step away from his duties in early January after the first accusation. National Catholic Register, January 26, 2021 CHICAGO, Ill. — A second alleged victim has accused activist Chicago priest Fr. Michael Pfleger of sexually abusing him... read more

Former Cheyenne Bishop Skates on Abuse Charges

By Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald, January 26, 2021 The Vatican has exonerated Bishop Joseph H. Hart, emeritus of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on seven counts of child sexual abuse. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which handled the canonical process, also said five other accusations... read more

A Look Back and a Plan for the Future of Catholic Citizens of Illinois

By Mary Anne Hackett At the end of December, 2020, after 24 years, I have retired as President of Catholic Citizens of Illinois. Time for New Ideas and New Technology! If you should hear that I retired for health reasons or that we are leaving Illinois – not true! I am blessed to be in good... read more

In far-reaching executive order, Biden [Purports to] redefine ‘sex’

By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency, January 21, 2021 In one of his first acts in office, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to interpret sex discrimination in federal law to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The move could impact high school sports, the privacy... read more

ARCHBISHOP JOSÉ GOMEZ: A PROFILE IN EPISCOPAL COURAGE

by George Weigel, First Things, January 21, 2021During their annual meeting in November of last year, a critical mass of the Catholic bishops of the United States recognized that Joe Biden’s election to the presidency had brought the Church to a critical point. The president-elect had long... read more

George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s Criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are Baseless

Weigel argued that Archbishop Gomez releasing a statement on the inauguration was in keeping with the recommendations from the Working Group on Engaging the New Administration created by the bishops at their November 2020 meeting. National Catholic Register, January 23, 2021 WASHINGTON —... read more

US Bishops Urge President Biden to Reject Abortion Rights After ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Statement

The bishops’ conference’s Jan. 22 response emphasized Church teaching on abortion and said Catholics cannot support abortion. Their statement also emphasized politicians’ responsibilities to reject a right to abortion. CNA/National Catholic Register, January 23, 2021 President Joe... read more

Bishop Schneider shows why instituting women as lectors, acolytes is a huge problem

There are strong reasons why the universal Church never admitted women to liturgical public service, not even in the lower grades of lector or acolyte. By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, LifeSite News, January 22, 2021 Editor’s note: This article was originally published at the New... read more

Abortion Activists Attack Church, Harass Pro-Life People Mourning Babies Killed in Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, January 22, 2021 Ohio police had to forcibly remove abortion activists from a pro-life mass Friday morning in Columbus where families with young children gathered to pray for unborn babies. The Columbus Dispatch reports about eight abortion activists disrupted the Respect... read more

Joe Biden Claims He Wants Unity, But He Just Called Pro-Life Americans “Extreme”

By David Andrusko, January 22, 2021 As we wrote in “Five Takeaways from President Biden’s Inaugural Address,” In his call for “unity,” President Trump contrasted what he said he will do with behaviors virtually no one would defend. But if you listened carefully and read the... read more

Joe Biden Celebrates Roe vs. Wade Decision That Has Killed 62 Million Babies in Abortions

Steven Ertelt, LifeSiteNews, January 22, 2021 Joe Biden today released a statement celebrating the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that has resulted in killing 62 million babies abortions. The decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for... read more

Former Vatican bank president sentenced for embezzlement

The Chalking of the Doors: An Epiphany Tradition Explained

Doing Justice to St. Joseph (Part 2)

Catholic Conscience and the COVID-19 Vaccine