Priests, faithful

Cardinal Burke: Pope’s homosexual civil union remarks ‘contrary’ to Scripture, Tradition

In a new documentary Pope Francis called for homosexual civil unions to be legalized. By Cardinal Raymond Burke, October 22, 2020 The worldwide communications media have reported with strong emphasis, as a change of course, the news that Pope Francis has declared that persons in the... read more

Cardinal Müller Looks at US Politics, the 2020 Election and Catholic Conscience

The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith tells the Register that the Catholic Church must not only demand freedom of religion, she must also take up the task of demanding and promoting that politics be given a moral basis. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic... read more

Justice Department says San Francisco worship restrictions ‘draconian’

CNA Staff, Sep 28, 2020- The U.S. Department of Justice on Sept. 25 warned San Francisco officials that current restrictions on public worship in the city may be unconstitutional, drawing praise from Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. “Catholics in San Francisco have been patiently suffering... read more

Catholic Claims and the Witness of Fr. Mankowski

[Fr. Mankowski was our Forum Luncheon featured speaker this past February-Ed. The topic of his remarks was “CRISIS IN THE CHURCH: REFORM OR REFORMATION?” ] By David Deavel, The Imaginative Conservative, September 26, 2020 For those of us who believe in the claims of the Catholic Church... read more

Archbishop Cordileone: San Francisco Mass restrictions ‘mocking God’

By Nicholas Wolfram Smith, Catholic San Francisco, September 21, 2020 More than a thousand Catholics from around the Bay Area gathered Sunday morning in San Francisco for a eucharistic procession to protest the city’s restrictions on religious gatherings. Led by Archbishop Salvatore J.... read more

Are bishops who punish priests for speaking against Democratic party betraying the faith?

LaCrosse priest Father James Altman faces Church penalties for saying ‘You can't be a Catholic and a Democrat’ By Mary Ann Kreitzer, LifeSite News, September 14, 2020 The City of God has a problem, a big problem. Many of those charged with protecting and defending her have gone over... read more

“Virtual” Mass never substitutes in-person participation

In a Letter to the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences, the Congregation for Divine Worship affirms the necessity of a return to the normality of Christian life, where the health care crisis permits, saying that assisting at a virtual Mass cannot be compared to the physical presence of the... read more

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal co-founder among Chicago’s new auxiliary bishops

Fr. Lombardo was our featured Monthy Forum Speaker in February 2010, speaking on "The Founding of the Mission and Serving the Poor." and again In May 2017, speaking on "Renew my Chuch."" By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, September 11. 2020 Pope Francis Friday appointed three... read more

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse responds to video of priest attacking Catholics who are Democrats, September 9, 2020 LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse is responding to a video of one of its priests attacking Catholics who are Democrats. The video, posted to Youtube already has almost 400,000 views. A video by Father James Altman,... read more

Farewell, Uncle Di: Father Paul Mankowski, RIP

[Fr. Mankowski was our Forum Luncheon featured speaker this past February-Ed. The topic of his remarks was“CRISIS IN THE CHURCH: REFORM OR REFORMATION?” ] By Phil Lawler, CatholicCulture.Org, September 04, 2020 My editorial career has brought me into close contact with quite a few... read more

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI’s Illness Is ‘Subsiding’

The Pope Emeritus’ personal secretary says Benedict has suffered a painful skin disease one would “not wish on my worst enemy” but it was never life-threatening. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, August 11, 2020 A skin disease that has been afflicting Pope Emeritus Benedict... read more
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI traveling during his last trip to Germany on June 21, 2020.

Pope Benedict XVI is ‘Very Frail’ and Has Been Sick Since His Visit to Germany