Action of the Laity


By George Weigel, First Things, March 24, 2021 There is no need to belabor the awfulness of the year of lockdowns, shutdowns, and other downers that began in mid-March 2020. Among the failures that will bear serious scrutiny going forward are those of inept local governments. If Americans can... read more

Awakening Consciences About Abortion-Tainted Vaccines

By Tracy Trasancos, Crisis, March 19, 2021Bishop Joseph Strickland (Tyler, TX), along with Dr. Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, myself, and two others, recently released the statement “To Awaken Conscience” regarding the scandal given by Catholic leaders’ widespread acceptance of abortion-tainted... read more


The great takeaway of the pandemic isn’t, ‘The Church is led by sinners.’ The lesson is, ‘It’s up to the laity to spread the faith.’ By Tom Hoopes, National Catholic Register, March 15, 2021 If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that Jesus Christ’s commandment to us to... read more

How to Resist Marxism According to Solzhenitsyn

By Jane Stannus, Crisis, February 25, 2021 Time for our five-minute “When Marxism Comes Knocking, Be a Doormat” team-building session! Today’s wisdom comes from Coca Cola’s Better Together global training materials, reported by a whistleblower on February 19, 2021. All together... read more

Following Charles Rice

By Elizabeth Kirk, Crisis, March 1, 2021 Six years ago this week, longtime Notre Dame law professor Charles Rice entered his eternal reward. Rereading his obituary now, and reflecting upon his enormous influence on me, I want to say to my friends: We need to follow his example better! In... read more

Massive Catholic Center Planned for East Texas

‘Veritatis Splendor’ will enliven the faith of Catholics in the Lone Star State and around the world. On nearly 600 acres of land, the Catholic center of Veritatis Splendor will be built near Tyler, Texas. (photo: Veritatis Splendor website) By Kathy Schiffer, National Catholic Register,... read more

WATCH: Priest unloads on pro-abortion Catholics in recorded sermon

'God's the author of life, we have no right to mess with that life' Fr. David McLoone, February 12, 2021 BUCKEYE, Arizona, February 12, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic parish priest in Arizona delivered a blistering homily against abortion to his parishioners on Sunday, telling them “if... read more

What Do We Do Now? A Reflection On Catacomb Catholicism

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, February 11, 2021 If there’s one question that has come up over the years of covering the crisis in the Church, again and again, it’s this: what do we do now? I’ve come to realize that we are, in many respects, through the looking glass when it comes to... read more

Bridgeport’s Bishop Caggiano named next Legatus head chaplain

CNA Staff, February 6, 2021 Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport has been named the next chaplain of Legatus International, a Catholic business leaders’ association with over 100 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. “Legatus is blessed to have Bishop Caggiano as International Chaplain,... read more

Doing Justice to St. Joseph (Part 2)

By Michael Pakaluk, Catholic Thing, January 19, 2021 As a Catholic, I believe that “sola scriptura” is wrong. Scripture is not sufficient by itself as a rule of Christian faith. It’s obviously wrong, too, because Scripture cannot say what counts as Scripture or not. So the Church is... read more

Pro-Life Leader Joe Scheidler Dies on MLK Day, Family Says its ‘Fitting’ Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, former National Director of the Pro-Life Action League.

National Catholic Register, CNA Staff, January 19, 2021 WASHINGTON —The passing of pro-life icon Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, former National Director of the Pro-Life Action League on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day, is “absolutely fitting,” his son Erik Scheidler told CNA after confirming his... read more

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