Draining the CCHD swamp

By Phil Lawler | Nov 27, 2017 Every year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Catholics around the US are asked to contribute to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The annual collection prompts an annual controversy, in which critics of the CCHD point to the grants that the... read more

Your Catholic Week in Review (CCHD Edition!)

CCI Editor's Note: Good News! Due to the tireless work of Michael Hichborn and the Lepanto Institute, more dioceses are rejecting the Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection in favor of raising and distributing funds within their own diocese. After fighting the CCHD collection since its... read more

Shooting the Orthodox Catholic Messenger

By Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, September 13, 2017 The renowned philosopher Josef Seifert issued a cri de coeur last month expressing grave concern that if Amoris Laetitia n. 303 is taken literally (as some are in fact doing), this could destroy Christian morality by suggesting that God can command... read more

How to Respond When People Say, ‘Who Am I to Judge?’

I am a watchman, a lover of souls, a guardian and one who has been commanded by Christ to speak to a brother who sins. By Msgr. Charles Pope, September 12, 2017 A few years ago a certain famous Catholic posed the following rhetorical question: “Who am I to judge?” It was a question heard... read more

American generosity after disasters: 4 questions answered

Religion and higher education are associated with readiness to give. By Patrick Rooney | Sep 13 2017 Editor’s note: After 9/11, Americans responded with the kind of outpouring of generosity usually reserved for the most powerful hurricanes and earthquakes. Ever since those terrorist... read more

Who am I not to judge? Correcting the sinner is an essential work of charity

By Msgr. Charles Pope June 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — In the Gospel for Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time, there is a Scripture passage that is almost too well known. I say this because the world has wielded like a club to swing at Christians. The text is quoted almost as if it... read more


CCI Editor’s Note:  This article has been recommended on several websites.  Written in the 1950’s, it is suggested as a response to the accompaniment recommended in Amoris Laetitia, the document by Pope Francis, promulgated after the Synod on the Family, which has caused considerable... read more

Cardinal Sarah: Criticisms of Benedict XVI are ‘diabolical’

by Nick Hallett, 7 Jun 2017 The cardinal said some criticisms of the former pope's preface to his latest book were 'diabolical and cover the Church with a mantle of sadness and shame' Cardinal Robert Sarah has hit out at critics of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, accusing them of “vulgarity and... read more

US bishop says Trump budget at odds with Catholic, American ideals

Louisville, Ky., May 26, 2017 / 05:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The former head of the US bishops decried President Trump's budget plan, claiming its cuts to social services conflict with both the Catholic faith and American principles. “Whether through Social Security, Medicaid, food stamps or... read more

Here’s why the US bishops are distressed about military spending

By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., May 23, 2017 /  (EWTN News/CNA)| Leading U.S. bishops have expressed serious concerns with President Donald Trump’s reported budget proposals for the 2018 fiscal year, noting among other fears that the proposals would decrease funding for diplomacy efforts... read more

Pope Francis condemns Catholic “Fanatics” about doctrinal clarity

Posted by Andrew Guernsey at 5/21/2017 Below are excerpts from Pope Francis' Homily at Casa Santa Marta on Friday, May 19, 2017, on the same day as the speeches of the dubia signatories, Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Caffarra, at the Rome Life Forum. Is this Pope Francis' answer to the 'dubia' of... read more

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