Pope Leo XIII

Towards a Catholic Politics

Jeffery Cimmino, Crisis, March 10, 2020 A recent survey commissioned by EWTN News shed light on political fragmentation among American Catholics. Reading through the poll prompts the question of whether a unified Catholic politics is possible. Declan Leary recently lamented in these pages... read more

Psychologist gives searing critique of Vatican’s new gender doc: a compromise with ‘neo-paganism’

By Diane Montagna ROME, June 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic psychologist has denounced the latest Vatican document on gender theory as containing “not one sentence of sound advice for parents who try to educate their children towards the virtues necessary for a Christian... read more

Why ‘classical’ charter schools can’t replace Catholic education

Catholic education, if faithful to its mission, is in a unique and powerful position to serve our youth and lead them to fulfilling lives of joy and meaning. Secular schools will always fall short. May 22, 2019 Dr. Daniel Guernsey, May 22, 2019   As principal of a “classical”... read more

U.S. bishops’ choice to lead pro-life activities is a relief, not a victory

By Phil Lawler, November 15, 2017 November 15, 2017 (Catholic Culture) — Pro-life Catholics across America are celebrating today over the selection of Archbishop Joseph Naumann to chair the pro-life committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). While I join in the celebration,... read more


Can't go on like this much longer. By Michael Voris, ChurchMilitant.com, October 13, 2017 Here we are now, exactly 100 years to the day since the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, where the Mother of God performed said miracle to underscore the importance of her message. Exactly 33 years earlier... read more

What the Popes Have to Say About Socialism

By Gustavo Solimeo,  February 24, 2010 | Anyone who examines the ideology of socialism will see the contrast between the socialist doctrine and the doctrine of the Church.All the same, it is not out of place to review the condemnation of the popes starting with Pius IX and ending with Benedict... read more

Bishop Schneider: Catholic family is the first defense against our current ‘great apostasy’

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider Editor's note: This address was delivered by His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazakhstan, on 19 May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, which is organised by Voice of the Family. May 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The... read more

The Truth Is Real, Not Rigid

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, Thursday, May 18, 2017 Does reality matter? Is it the decisive and necessary reference point for discovering what is and what is not, what is true and what is false? Or is reality subject to revision based one’s preferences, desires, or some other factor? These... read more

Is the Vatican’s top canonical official undermining canon law?

By Phil Lawler | May 11, 2017 My favorite canon lawyer, Ed Peters, has some “Questions in the wake of Cdl. Coccopalmerio’s comments on Anglican orders.” I recommend his analysis highly, for anyone who wants an expert perspective; I happily defer to Peters on the legal issues. Let me add a... read more

The Magisterium and Catholic Social Teaching

by Father John McCloskey What is the magisterial authority of Catholic Social Teaching (CST), and how is it applied to real world situations? Catholic Social Doctrine is simply the voice of the Church, starting with the Sacred Scripture and the Church Fathers, that lays out the principles of how... read more

Applying Catholic Social Teaching is the Duty of Laymen

BY ERIC SAMMONS, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 In baseball, there are “unwritten rules.” They cover things like how you react after hitting a home run, what you do after your star player is hit by a pitch, and whether you can bunt in the late innings of a no-hitter. As the name suggests, these... read more