Magisterium

Whither Now? and What is the Church?

By Robert Royal, October 15, 2018 A typical milky blue sky, fresh then hot, presided over yesterday’s canonizations. And St. Peter’s Square was surprisingly packed mostly with Spanish and Italian speakers, but also many Poles and Americans, and small groups of others. It was a welcome pause... read more

The Modernist Roots of Our Current Crisis

By Fr. Nicholas Gregoris, October 11, 2018 Recently, the Church has suffered blow after blow as a result of scandals involving clergy sex abuse and the abuse of power exercised by certain bishops and cardinals who sought to cover up that abuse so as to protect the abusers. Some accusations have... read more

A parish priest explains how Pope Francis is undermining his ability to teach moral truths

Peter Kwasniewski Blog October 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – One of the benefits of writing regularly on the internet is that I receive a fair number of notes from readers with whom something I’ve published has struck a chord. I hear disproportionately from priests, religious, and seminarians... read more

Concerns Generated by Lack of Clarity on Synod Voting Procedures

Pope Francis’ apostolic constitution, Episcopalis Communio, allows for the final synod document to have magisterial weight, but the question remains whether there will be propositions. Edward Pentin Blog |  Oct. 1, 2018 The organizers of the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational... read more

De Mattei: The Roman Primacy Disfigured by the Successor of Peter

By Roberto de Mattei, Correspondenza Romana, September 26, 2018 The impressive rapidity with which events are unfolding one after the other in the Church makes one think that this is due not only to the dynamics of historical acceleration, but a deliberate choice by the agents of chaos to... read more

The Weaponizing of Psychological Testing of Priests

Bishops routinely coerce priests into giving them ammunition to be used against them by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 26, 2018 By Rev. Michael X., J.C.L. The harrowing tale of Rev. Paul Kalchik, a priest of the archdiocese of Chicago who was ordered manu... read more

A Perfect Trojan Horse

New apostolic constitution Episcopalis Communio risks injecting heresy into lifeblood of Church by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 19, 2018 By Rev. Michael X., J.C.L. Pope Francis has promulgated a new apostolic constitution on the Synod of Bishops that, for... read more

An Appeal to the Cardinals of the Catholic Church

by Various, 8 . 15 . 18 Pope Francis has revised the Catechism of the Catholic Church to read, “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” This statement has been understood by many, both inside and outside the Church, to teach... read more

Whoever says death penalty is evil in itself ‘falls into heresy’: Church historian

By Roberto de Mattei August 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The lawfulness of the death penalty is a truth de fide tenenda, defined by the ordinary and universal Magisterium of the Church, in a constant and unequivocal manner. Whoever affirms that capital punishment is in itself an evil, falls into... read more

Archbishop Chaput signs lay-led declaration in support of Humanae Vitae

By Lisa Bourne PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is personally signing on to a laity-led effort to officially declare support for Humanae Vitae. The Humanae Vitae at 50 Declaration affirms the teachings in Blessed Pope Paul... read more

New facts about origins of Humanae Vitae emerge from ‘secret’ Vatican commission

By Roberto de Mattei ROME, July 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — At the beginning of 2017, Pope Francis set up a “study commission” to prepare for the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae (July 25, 2018). The existence of this “secret” commission was brought to light some months after by two... read more