‘Act of true charity’: Bishop Schneider praises initiative calling Pope to repent for Pachamama idolatry

[Bishop Athanasius Schneider was the featured speaker at our 2017 Catholic Citizens of Illinois Annual Banquet.–Ed.] By Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, November 15, 2019 Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, praised as an “act of true charity” a... read more

Cardinal Burke: ‘I’m Called the Enemy of the Pope, Which I Am Not’ A conversation with Cardinal Raymond Burke.

By Ross Douthat, New York Times, November 9, 2019 In mid-October, while the Catholic Church’s internal debates were reaching another crescendo at a synod for the Amazon region held in Rome, I sat down with Cardinal Raymond Burke, best known as Pope Francis’s most vocal critic in the... read more
Fr. Gerald E. Murray

If Pope Francis encourages criticism, why won’t he meet with dubia cardinals?

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, LifeSiteNews, September 23, 2019 We know that Pope Francis is a believer in the value of criticism from his extensive remarks on the plane ride back from his recent apostolic visit to Africa. He said: "First of all, criticism always helps, always. When someone receives... read more

Newly-Released “Declaration of Truths” Reads Like a Neo-Syllabus of Errors

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, June 10, 2019 “In our time the Church is experiencing one of the greatest spiritual epidemics, that is, an almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation, which is a seriously contagious danger for spiritual health and eternal salvation for many... read more

A Leaven In The World… The Pope Is A Catholic

By Fr. Kevin M. Cusick, The Wanderer, May 20, 2019 The Church is in the grip of a frenzy of accusations, some of them rather superficial. It seems we may be in a bit of a correction period after the pendulum of papolatry swung so far during the reign of Pope St. John Paul II. He enjoyed a very... read more
Maike Hickson

Before Pope Francis was accused of heresy, Catholics reached out to him numerous times

By Maike Hickson, LifeSite Blog, May 7, 2019 The April 30 Open Letter to Bishops has caused much discussion among Catholic circles. The authors of the letter have appealed to the bishops of the world, for the sake of the salvation of souls, “as our spiritual fathers, vicars of Christ within... read more
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (with Archbishop Georg Gänswein) [Photo: Andrew Medichini/Associated Press]

The Dubia Were Answered

Elizabeth A. Mitchell, The Catholic Thing, May 11, 2019 Perhaps it was because Notre-Dame de Paris was burning. Perhaps it was because the best place to hide something from view is in plain sight. Or perhaps it was because we look for power in wind, earthquake, and fire, but miss the “still... read more

Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller: ‘End the Conspiracy of Silence’

In an open letter, the cardinals call on bishops attending this week's Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse to end their silence on moral corruption in the Church and uphold the divine and natural law. Edward Pentin Blog, Feb. 19, 2019 Cardinal Raymond Burke and Cardinal Walter Brandmüller... read more

Monsignor Bux: Pope Francis Must Urgently Issue Profession of Faith

The Vatican theologian says unless the Pope reaffirms Church teaching on morals, the faith and the sacraments, ‘the apostasy will deepen and the de facto schism will widen.’ Edward Pentin Blog In a forceful interview with Italian Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli, Msgr. Nicola Bux has warned... read more

The Question Mark Becomes An Exclamation Point

By Christopher Manion, November 3, 2018 For the past five years, Catholics have tiptoed around the question: What in Heaven’s name is our Supreme Pontiff doing? Early on, he told us to “make a mess” (“¡Hagan lìo!”), but he didn’t tell us how to clean it up. Instead, “Who am I to... read more

Reflections on Archbishop Viganò’s Courageous Third Letter

In thin-skinned times such as these, Archbishop Viganò’s most recent letter shines forth as a clarion call to Catholics everywhere. Msgr. Charles Pope Blog |  Oct. 22, 2018 As I finished reading Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s third letter, I had an immediate sense that I had just read... read more