Priests, unfaithful

ARCHBISHOP JOSÉ GOMEZ: A PROFILE IN EPISCOPAL COURAGE

by George Weigel, First Things, January 21, 2021During their annual meeting in November of last year, a critical mass of the Catholic bishops of the United States recognized that Joe Biden’s election to the presidency had brought the Church to a critical point. The president-elect had long... read more

George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s Criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are Baseless

Weigel argued that Archbishop Gomez releasing a statement on the inauguration was in keeping with the recommendations from the Working Group on Engaging the New Administration created by the bishops at their November 2020 meeting. National Catholic Register, January 23, 2021 WASHINGTON —... read more

Abortion Wins in Argentina. Argentinian Pope Barely Lifts a Finger in Protest

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, December 30, 2020 In Argentina, feral women — some of them naked and likely intoxicated — are dancing in the streets in celebration of their newly legislated “right” to murder their own children: The crowd of a few thousand burst into raucous cheers and... read more

Will the Bishops Confront Biden?

By James Baresel, Crisis, December 29, 2020 When an Episcopalian cleric–cum-Dartmouth professor criticizes the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, it’s a safe bet our prelates have done something right. Indeed, such a man—one Randall Balmer—wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles... read more

McCarrick & The Gay Lobby Score Again

By Riccardo Cascio;i, OnePeterFive, November 12, 2020 The McCarrick report reveals a substantial degree of tolerance towards homosexual conduct by the clergy, which is punished only if minors are the persons abused. This report also ignores the fact that the McCarrick case is only the tip of... read more

Father Rutler’s Scandal

By Rod Dreher, American Conservative, December 2, 2020 You might have heard about the case of Father George Rutler, the conservative celebrity Catholic priest who has stepped away from his pulpit at his Manhattan parish pending the conclusion of a police investigation. Catholic News Agency... read more

US Catholic bishops’ response to McCarrick report is sad but predictable

by Thomas Reese, Religion News Service, November 23, 2020 The discussion of the Vatican report on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by the U.S. bishops at their annual fall meeting was sad but predictable — sad because the bishops failed to communicate that they understood the report's... read more

McCarrick Report at odds with Cardinal Wuerl’s claims of ignorance

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, November 13, 2020 The McCarrick Report sheds new light on when former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, knew of allegations made against his predecessor, and what steps he and Vatican officials took to monitor or restrict McCarrick’s travel... read more

McCarrick Report: details of abuse ignored

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, November 10, 2020 The Vatican has issued a 450-page report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, acknowledging that reports of McCarrick’s sexual misconduct had circulated for years but insisting that Pope Francis was unaware of any serious charges against... read more

Alleged victims still waiting for justice in case of Argentine bishop working at Vatican

By Inés San Martín, Crux, November 13, 29020 ROSARIO, Argentina – As the release of a Vatican report on the rise of laicized former cardinal Theodore McCarrick puts the spotlight on how clerical culture can protect high-ranking officials when they are accused of abuse, some eyes turned to... read more
Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Former spiritual director of ‘Medjugorje visionaries’ excommunicated

CNA Staff, Oct 23, 2020 A laicized priest who had been the spiritual director to six people who said they experienced visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje has been excommunicated. Tomislav Vlasic, who had been a Franciscan priest until he was laicized in 2009,... read more