Persecution of Faithful Priests

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

By JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Jul 31, 2019 The vice-president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome said that changes to the school’s governing structure and academic program are a serious threat to its identity, and to the important pastoral ministry it... read more

No Parish for Real Men

By Bob Sullivan, Crisis, August 1, 2019 There’s a crisis of manhood in the American Church. You know it; I know it. But if our bishops are anything other than totally oblivious, they’re playing it cool. In July of 2017, I attended a USCCB convocation in Orlando, Florida. Its stated goal... read more

Bishop Schneider: Pope Francis has ‘strict duty’ to reaffirm priestly celibacy at Amazon Synod

By Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, July 18, 2019 Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, has stated that Pope Francis has a "strict duty, as given to him by God" to uphold the "apostolic inheritance of priestly celibacy" at the upcoming Amazon Synod and to pass on... read more

USING PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS TO PUNISH PRIESTS

by Church Militant, June 20, 2019    Per canon law, no priest may be forced to enter a rehab center against his will DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Father Paul Kalchik is warning that psychiatric treatment centers are sometimes used by Church leaders to sideline good priests.... read more

Fr. Augustus Tolton, former African American slave, advances toward sainthood

Venerable Augustus Tolton. Credit: New York Public Library. By Courtney Grogan Vatican City, Jun 12, 2019 / 05:03 am (CNA).- Fr. Augustus Tolton advanced along the path to sainthood Wednesday, making the runaway slave-turned-priest one step closer to being the first black American... read more

Cardinal Cupich’s Selective Justice?

By Matt C. Abbott, OnePeterFive, April 8, 2019 From an April 6 letter, written by Cardinal Blase Cupich, posted at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s website: Dear Parishioners of San José Luis Sánchez del Río, Last August, I informed you of the accusation against your pastor, Fr. Gary... read more

Former altar server: Pell, Australian lay Catholics being persecuted as ‘scapegoats’ for clerical sexual abuse

Former altar server: Pell, Australian lay Catholics being persecuted as ‘scapegoats’ for clerical sexual abuse By Dorothy Cummings McLean WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A former altar server at the Roman Catholic cathedral in Melbourne, Australia, says Cardinal... read more

Pell Case Reminds the World Why Cardinals Wear Red

“This is what the red color of their habits means: the color of blood and love.” —Pope Benedict XVI Fr. Roger Landry Blog, Mar. 20, 2019 Lent is a time in which we relive spiritually the events of Jesus’ sham trials for the crimes of blasphemy and sedition and... read more

The Church is too concerned with credibility, not enough with holy things

By Riccardo Cascioli, LifeSiteNews, March 5, 2019 In recent months, and especially in recent days, cardinals, bishops and various commentators have stated that the fight against sexual abuse has put the Church's credibility on the line. That is to say, if the scourge of clerical child abuse... read more

Superior orders outspoken priest on sex-abuse scandal to ‘cease and desist’

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSte, January 8, 2019 HOUSTON, Texas,  — A Catholic priest told to stop speaking out about certain aspects of the Church’s sexual-abuse scandal issued an appeal to Pope Francis for permission to keep talking about the crisis. Father Mark Goring, a member of the... read more

The railroading of Cardinal Pell

John Paul II's biographer to the defense January 3, 2019   The following comes from a Dec. 31 story by George Weigel, Pope John Paul II’s biographer, in the New York Post. No one with a sense of justice can fail to be outraged when, in To Kill a Mockingbird, a jury in Maycomb,... read more