Cardinal Blase Cupich

US cardinal dismisses prayer power during pandemic: We can’t just pray and think things will change

'[R]eligion is not magic where we just say prayers and think things are going to change,' Cardinal Blase Cupich said. By Martin Bürger CHICAGO, Illinois, April 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich has seemingly dismissed the power of prayer to combat the... read more

US archbishop rebukes brother bishops for claiming abortion not ‘preeminent’ voting issue

Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote that there are a few bishops who 'sadly ... should know better' than to downplay the critical importance of human life. By Doug Mainwaring DENVER, April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. archbishop published a commentary criticizing his brother bishops who... read more

USCCB Staff Reverses Bishops’ Decision On Abortion Issue

By CHRISTOPHER MANION, February 15, 2020 At the USCCB’s annual meeting last November, America’s bishops considered updating their document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizens. The text, published every four years, represents a classic in the genre of boring, meandering... read more

Cardinal Cupich: How can we end clerical sex abuse and purify the church?

By Blase Cardinal Cupich, America, November 29, 2019 Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich at Georgetown University in Wash., D.C., on June 4, 2018. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) [Editor’s note: This article is based on a talk delivered by Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, at the Latin... read more

Chicago Archbishop Presses Moral Equivalency of Abortion to Other Issues

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart News, November 21, 2019 Chicago archbishop Blase Cupich has once again downplayed the centrality of abortion as moral and political issue, insisting it must be seen as just one element of “a consistent ethic of life.” In an op-ed Wednesday in... read more

Analysis: US Bishops at Odds Over Abortion and the ‘Francis Test’

Contention ensued over amendments to a letter meant to accompany a series of videos aimed at helping Catholics engage with the American political process. Ed Condon/CAN/November 13, 2019 BALTIMORE — During the second day of the USCCB’s fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among... read more

U.S. bishops debate how to integrate Pope Francis’ broader pro-life focus

By Michael J. O’Loughlin, America, November 11, 2019 With the first 2020 presidential primary contest less than three months away, U.S. bishops are debating language accompanying the voting guide issued by the conference before each presidential election cycle. While the bulk of the debate... read more
St. Fidelis Cathedral, Victoria KS

Theodore McCarrick Still Won’t Confess

Banished in the dead of night to a mistrustful Kansas town after sexual abuse allegations, the defrocked archbishop of D.C. speaks publicly for the first time since his fall from grace. By Ruth Graham, Slate, September 3, 2019 VICTORIA, Kansas—On a cloudy Sunday morning in August, Father... read more

Francis paves the way for Francis II

BY MICHAEL WARREN DAVIS, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was roundly mocked last week for saying that Millennials are, in fact, the Greatest Generation. And rightly so. By and large, my generation is a waste of its fathers’ seed and a drain on their resources. Culturally, we’re... read more

God Wants a Repentant Church, Not a Relevant Church

BY JONATHAN B. COE, AUGUST 19, 2019 On a regular basis the faithful Catholic laity find themselves disconcerted and even outraged when priests and prelates display an inverted moral calculus. For example, as William Kilpatrick writes in a recent essay in this magazine, the Vatican has become a... read more

AUSCP and its Episcopal Guardians

BY MICHAEL HICHBORN, LepantoInstitute, 2019-08-07 Over two years ago, we started exposing the work of the heretical Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP).  Links to some of these reports are as follows: AUSCP Seeks to Redefine the Catholic Priesthood... read more
Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, USA, published on Twitter the picture of a gay-themed crucifix.

Crazy Church: Cardinal Cupich Celebrates Gay Crucifix