Pope Saint John Paul II

Pope Francis Sets His Sights on the Latin Mass

By Eric Sammons, Crisis, June 4, 2021 The rumors appear to be true: Pope Francis is planning to rescind Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict’s 2007 motu proprio liberalizing the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass (TLM), which Benedict dubbed the “Extraordinary Form” of the... read more

Defending Marriage in the Pope Francis Era

THE DECISIVE BATTLE By Richard A. Spinello, New Oxford Review, May 2021 On December 26, 1957, Lucia dos Santos, one of the three child visionaries from Fatima, gave her final public interview. The other two visionaries, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, had died shortly after Mary appeared to... read more

Pope Francis accepts resignation of bishop who called for council to discuss women priests

CNA Staff, February 9, 2021 Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of a Swiss bishop who recently called for a council to discuss women priests. The Holy See press office announced Feb. 8 that the pope had accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary bishop of the... read more

Young People Crave Truth That Only Traditional Catholicism Can Deliver

By Ben Hachten, OnePeterFive OnePeterFive November 19, 2020 As I was reading the comments (I know, never do that) of my recent article in The American Conservative, It’s Not Your Father’s GOP, several commenters opined that a socially conservative political movement will never play with the... read more

Why ‘reproductive justice’ is a false choice for Catholics

By Brittany Clingen Carl September 3, 2020 WASHINGTON MARCH FOR LIFE A pro-life sign is displayed during the 2019 annual March for Life rally in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) In a recent National Catholic Reporter editorial, NCR columnist Jamie Manson attempts to make the case that... read more

Lambeth, 90 Years Later

By Michael Pakaluk, September 1, 2020 The Lambeth Conference of 1930 subverted itself, everyone agrees, but how? That’s the question. Some background: the Church of England, spread throughout the world by the British Empire, felt the need, beginning in the 1850s, to hold worldwide... read more

The Archbishop of Paris is Right: Humanae Vitae is Prophetic

Fertility is biological, but it is not just biological. By John Grondelski Archbishop Michel Aupetit is a voice to listen to, not just because he is a bishop but because he is a practicing physician who brings rich medical experience with him. July 25 marks the 52nd anniversary of St.... read more

How John Paul II reminded us that liberty and truth are inseparable

By Samuel Gregg, Acton Institute Powerblog, May 18, 2020 On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the late John Paul II’s birth, it’s worth underscoring that one theme which permeated his pontificate from its beginning to the end was that of truth. Many remember Pope John Paul II as... read more

Is the Pope Catholic?

What Francis hath wrought. by Robert Royal, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2019 Even when, as at present, the Catholic Church exercises very little direct political or social power, its continued witness to the world after two millennia retains a compelling grandeur. Empires rise and... read more

German ‘Synodal Path’ Aims to Shape Vatican Decisions, Says Plan’s Architect

‘We believe it is unacceptable that all issues decided in Rome, now and in the future, should be taken largely without the participation of the local Churches,’ Jesuit Father Hans Langendörfer told a German newspaper. Edward Pentin Blog, January 30, 2020 One of the chief architects of... read more

Cardinal Sarah Calls For End to ‘Sterile Controversy’ Over Celibacy Book

The Vatican cardinal urges the faithful to cease discussing ‘ridiculous side issues’ over the book and to read the ‘essential question’ it covers instead. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, January 27, 2020 Cardinal Robert Sarah has given a robust defense of his and... read more

The Synod’s Dissenters