Action of the Laity

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

Lay Participation in Choosing Bishops?

By Russell Shaw, Catholic Thing, January 3, 2021 The release of the Vatican report on ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s rise through the hierarchy prompted a modest but heartfelt chorus of voices, mine included, calling for a fresh look at how bishops are chosen. Most of the suggested reforms... read more

Courage, Love, and Sacrifice in the Fight for Marriage Reality

By Robert P. George, Public Discourse, January 5, 2020 Every time we fail to muster the courage to do what’s right, what God is calling us to do, there is behind that failure a still deeper failure: a failure of love. Author’s note: On January 1, 2020, Ryan T. Anderson and I published a... read more

St. Peter Damian Society takes up saint’s work fighting homosexual corruption in clergy

LifeSite News, November 20, 2019 A group of Catholic laypeople has formed a society dedicated to fighting sexual corruption in the clergy. The St. Peter Damian Society, which was founded earlier this year, believes the best response to the ongoing sex scandals among Catholic clergy can be... read more

Mob enters Managua cathedral, attacks hunger strikers, damages property

by David Agren, Catholic News Service, November 19, 2019 MEXICO CITY — A pro-government mob entered the cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, damaging property, attacking hunger strikers inside the building and jostling a priest and nun. Independent media reported police stood by idly as the... read more

Argentina’s Anti-Abortion Wave

By Carlos Caso-Rosendi, Catholic Thing, August 14, 2019 Over the weekend, the eclectic political coalition currently in power in Argentina suffered a massive defeat to a resurgent progressive wing of the Peronist party. If the Peronists win the final round of elections in October, they will... read more

A Kindly Light

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing, August 12, 2019 [Robert Royal will be the featured speaker at the September 25, 2019 Catholic Citizens of Illinois annual banquet. For details please see HERE] Yesterday, August 11, was the anniversary of the death of a great Christian leader,... read more

In the trenches of New York City’s ongoing abortion war

By Jeffrey Bruno, Aletia, July 11, 2019 Legislators in New York City have taken another step forward in promoting their pro-abortion agenda last month, allocating $250,000 to support women from other states wishing to travel to the city to obtain an abortion. In this unprecedented act, this... read more

WANTED: the Good Guys

Elizabeth A. Mitchell, June 8, 2019 While I was recently reading The Tale of Troy with my fifth-grade class, a hand shot up from the back of the classroom.   The student wanted, desperately, to know, “Who are the good guys?”  The thread of good and evil, right and wrong, had... read more

Catholic philosopher: Why I signed the open letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, LifeSiteNews, May 2, 2019 Catholics who have been paying any attention to the words and deeds of Pope Francis over the past six years are aware of the mounting problems of this pontificate. It is hardly necessary to go into details here; those who care to know either... read more
Pope Francis meets Bishop Athanasius Schneider

[MUST READ] Guest Op-Ed – Bishop Schneider: On the question of a heretical pope