Catholic Culture

Catholic Colleges Should Fight Pornography

For young people at home and in campus residences, the temptation to view online pornography has probably never been higher. In response to a student petition, The Catholic University of America began blocking nearly 200 porn websites in 2019. Patrick Reilly Blog, October 13, 2020 To... read more

Judging by the Record

A NOTE FROM OUR PUBLISHER: It is one thing to judge someone’s heart or motivation. It is another thing entirely to take them at their word and judge their very public actions and positions. By Michael Warsaw, Sepetember 5, 2020 Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz addressed the... read more

Archbishop Paglia buries the abortion issue…again

By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Aug 28, 2020 Since Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia was named President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, it seems to have become impossible for the Academy to shed light on any particular threat to life in our world. One need look no further to establish the Academy’s vacuity... read more

The US bishops’ one-sided ‘dialogue’ with Joe Biden

By Phil Lawler | Aug 17, 2020 Another presidential campaign is upon us, and so it’s time for another round of feisty debate on the time-worn topic: Should Joe Biden be allowed to receive Communion? That debate, as practiced by American Catholics, was not always about Biden specifically.... read more

Catholic historian: If Cdl. Zen rightly criticizes Vatican Ostpolitik, why not ‘catastrophic’ Vatican II?

‘The Ostpolitik that Cardinal Zen criticizes, is, in fact, fruit of the Second Vatican Council. This is historical evidence that does not admit denials.’ By Roberto de Mattei August 21, 2020 (Rorate Caeli) — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is an eminent prelate who sincerely loves his... read more

More new bishops than priests to be ordained this year amid vocations crisis

This is not sustainable - we have nobody coming after us, said Fr Paddy Byrne, parish priest of Abbeyleix and Ballyroan, Co Laois Sarah Mac Donald, August 18 2020 More new bishops will be ordained in Ireland this year than new priests, amid a crisis in vocations, a well-known parish priest... read more

The Assumption of the Virgin

By Brian G. Svoboda, The Catholic Thing, August 15, 2020 At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, not far from Fenway Park, the sun shines on Fra Angelico’s Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin, which the Dominican friar painted around 1432 as one of four reliquaries for Santa... read more

The Indisputably Best Way to Raise a Saint

By Dan Millette, OnePeterFive, August 13, 2020 What occasionally keeps me up at night, besides the yappy dog a few houses over, is wondering how to raise my children to become saints. There are so many questions my wife and I ponder. How do we get our children to a reverent Mass? Will... read more

The Cultural Revolution and Us

By Bevil Bramwell, OMI, August 2, 2020 The United States is currently going through its own version of China’s Cultural Revolution, including rampaging mobs, hell-bent on the destruction of property and historical artifacts. These disturbances have obscured the sometimes quite legitimate... read more

What’s at stake if Catholic schools don’t open in the fall

By Tim Huelskamp, Washington Examiner, July 29, 2020 Catholic schools in America comprise the largest parochial school system in the world. They have been in existence even before our nation’s founding. They have built an unparalleled legacy of academic excellence, promoted racial and ethnic... read more
David Haas

Catholic music publisher vows investigation into Haas as allegations mount

By Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter, July 27, 2020 As allegations of serial sexual misconduct against Catholic composer David Haas continue to mount, a leading supplier of sacred music has vowed an investigation into how one of the church's best selling musicians' record of... read more
James Joyce (1915)

Farewell to Ulysses