Modernism

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Efficiency or Mediocrity?

By David Dashiell, Crisis, JUly 8, 2020 The American city is built on efficiency. Roads weave and connect, and gas stations populate major street corners. Fast food restaurant chains pepper the highways so that drivers can eat as soon as they are hungry. Mountains are leveled and rivers are... read more

Pope Francis’s Hermeneutic of Anti-Continuity

By Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, The Remnant, December 22, 2019 [Dr. Peter Kwasniewski spoke at our Catholic Citizens of Illinois June 14, 2019 Forum Luncheon on “Of What Use Is a Changing Catechism?”--Ed.] Pope Francis’s Christmas address of December 21—the traditional feast of the... read more
"What Is Man? An Itinerary of Biblical Anthropology," is the result of five years of study by scripture scholars and theologians on the Pontifical Biblical Commission. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Biblical document does not signal opening to gay marriage, official says

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, December 20, 2019 A new book by the Pontifical Biblical Commission cannot be read as opening the Catholic Church to the acceptance of gay marriage or homosexual unions, said the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. "In reality,"... read more
St. Catherine of Sienna

Catholic laity beg Pope Francis to honor Mother Mary, not Mother Earth in open letter

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, December 12, 2019 PARIS, France– A group of Catholic laypeople have written an open letter to Pope Francis imploring him to condemn the idolatry of mother earth (Pachamama) that recently took place at the Vatican and to confirm them in honoring Mary... read more

Physical Interventions on the Bodies of Children to “Affirm” their “Gender Identity” Violate Sound Medical Ethics and Should be Prohibited

By Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George, The Public Discourse, December 8, 2019 Rather than teaching children to identify based on how well they fit prevailing cultural expectations on sex, we should be teaching them that the truth of their sexual identity is based on their bodies, and that... read more

There’s a Pony in Here Somewhere: A Post-Synodal Reflection

By George Weigel, First Things, October 28, 2019 According to his longtime consigliere, Edwin Meese, President Ronald Reagan must have told the “pony joke” at least a thousand times. The story involves the super-optimistic child whose parents take him to a psychiatrist, along with his... read more

Viganò Speaks: the “Infiltration” Is Real

BY JULIA MELONI, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 Jonah began his journey through the city, and when he had gone only a single day’s walk announcing, “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be overthrown,” the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put on... read more

A Pope who doesn’t fear schism may cause one

By Phil Lawler, CatholicCulture.org, September 11, 2019 “I am not afraid of schisms,” Pope Francis told reporters during his latest airplane press conference. Well, I am. And I’m afraid of any Roman Pontiff who isn’t afraid of splitting the universal Church. Which means that, yes,... read more

God Wants a Repentant Church, Not a Relevant Church

BY JONATHAN B. COE, AUGUST 19, 2019 On a regular basis the faithful Catholic laity find themselves disconcerted and even outraged when priests and prelates display an inverted moral calculus. For example, as William Kilpatrick writes in a recent essay in this magazine, the Vatican has become a... read more

Those who blame mass shootings on politics are missing the point

By Bill Donohue, Catholic League, August 7, 2019 As a sociologist who has taught Criminology and written about mass shootings, it is distressing to listen to all the chatter about Republicans and Democrats being blamed for the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Most of the talk is pure... read more

N.J. bishop calls assisted suicide law an “utter failure” of government to protect the vulnerable

By Zelda Caldwell, Aletia, August 01, 2019 The elderly and those with disabilities could feel pressure to end their own lives, he said. New Jersey’s new law which legalizes assisted suicide amounts to an “utter failure of government” to care for the vulnerable, said Bishop James E.... read more
Fr. Jose Granados, DCJM. Courtesy photo

JPII Institute VP says school’s identity is ‘seriously threatened’

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, USA, published on Twitter the picture of a gay-themed crucifix.

Crazy Church: Cardinal Cupich Celebrates Gay Crucifix