Conscience

Catholic Teacher Fired After Sharing Letter Linking Homosexuality to Priest Sex Abuse

by Anita Carey  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 16, 2018 Joan Simon: 'I teach the truth and that's what they don't want to hear' JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Catholic religion teacher has been fired for sharing a letter in class that singles out homosexuality in... read more

The Disorder of “Differently Ordered”

By Hudson Byblow, October 19, 2018 Recently, it has come to light that some Catholics are seeking to change the wording in the Catechism of the Catholic Church by replacing the word “disordered” with the phrase “differently ordered.” I believe that this intention is, in and of itself,... read more

Christian bakers win ‘gay cake’ case at UK Supreme Court

by Staff Reporter, 10 Oct 2018 Daniel McArthur and his wife Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery speak to the press outside the Supreme Court sitting in Belfast on May 1 (Getty Images) The court ruled there was no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or political opinion A Christian... read more

Why Archbishop Viganò is almost certainly telling the truth

By Dr. Edward Fesser, September 5, 2018 There are five considerations that seem to me to make it very likely that Archbishop Viganò’s testimony is truthful.  To be sure, given how numerous and detailed are the claims he makes, it would not be surprising if he has gotten certain particulars... read more

Parish Rot — Acceptance of Homosexuality Runs Deep in the American Church

By Joshua Charles, August 21, 2018 • As has been obvious to many Catholics for many years, broad swathes of the American Church have been very cavalier and accepting of homosexual behavior, despite the fact that the Church is crystal clear that such behavior is gravely sinful. So, I wanted... read more

Why Priests Won’t Protest Violations of Clerical Celibacy

By Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS, August 23, 2018 Author’s note: The following essay is inspired by the testimonies of my brother priests along with elements of my own experience. It is not a testimonial nor does it reflect my current experience of seminary or priestly life at Sacred Heart... read more

A Priest Responds to the Catholic Church’s ‘Summer of Shame’

By BENEDICT KIELY, August 11, 2018 The ongoing scandals are the bitter fruit of a corrupt clerical culture, marked by a widespread failure to accept traditional teaching on sexual morality. A few weeks before I was ordained a Catholic priest in the late autumn of 1994, my superior in the... read more

The Bitter Truth about Feminism

By Lorraine V. Murray, July 11, 2018 When I tell people I’m an ex-feminist, some seem shocked and offended, as if I were suggesting the world isn’t round. Others get a look of joy upon their faces, as if they’re thinking, “Oh, how wonderful that someone else feels the same way I do!”... read more

Priest Denies Inerrancy of Scripture, Papal Infallibility to AUSCP Audience; Claims Abp. Wester as “Protector”

By Michael Hichborn, Lepanto Institute, June 28, 2018 Yesterday, Archbishop Wester celebrated Mass for the members of this year’s Association of US Catholic Priests (AUSCP) Assembly. It is likely no coincidence that the Gospel reading was Matthew 7:15-20, which begins, “Jesus said to his... read more

Does Conscience Exist?

By David Carlin, June 15, 2018 A few days ago the U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling in the case of a Colorado baker who had refused, for reasons of religious conscience, to bake a wedding cake for the same-sex wedding of two men. Unfortunately, the Court ruling did not address the question of... read more

Questions on Sexuality Loom Large Ahead of Youth Synod

The working document for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation was published June 19, and includes contributions from both young people themselves, and bishops’ conferences. By Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News, Jun. 19, 2018 VATICAN CITY —... read more