Religious Orders

Sister Deidre Byrne addresses the 2020 Republican National Convention on Aug. 26.

Full Text: Sister Dede Byrne’s Speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention

Sister Deirdre Byrne spoke passionately about the sanctity of life at the RNC saying, "While we tend to think of the marginalized as living beyond our borders, the truth is the largest marginalized group in the world can be found here in the United States. They are the unborn." Catholic News... read more

Lawsuit alleges famed Jesuit McGuire abused boy 1,000 times

By Michael Rezendes, Assocated Press, January 1, 2020 CHICAGO — One day in May of 1970, an 11-year-old boy and his disabled sister were sitting on the curb outside a Chicago tavern, waiting for their mother to come out. When a priest with crinkly eyes and a ready smile happened by and offered... read more

Latin Mass, Church traditions bring boom in vocations for US order of nuns

By Drew Belsky FAIRFIELD, Pennsylvania, August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In an age where religious professions are in decline, especially in the United States, one order is looking back in time to buck the trend. The Discalced Carmelites have turned from the modern Church’s reforms of the... read more

Traditionalism and the Order of Malta

By Henry Sire, OnePeterFive, June 18, 2019 The Knights of Malta are a nine-hundred-year-old order of the Catholic Church, and one could aptly write a treatise on why tradition is and should be cherished among them — but that is not what I am concerned with here. The purpose of this article is... read more

The Knights of Malta and the Death of Chivalry

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, May 16, 2019 On May 1, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, which has just gone through one of its most tumultuous and troubling periods in its 900-plus-year history (see our coverage here), conducted its Chapter General. The purpose: to elect a new government.... read more

The new Sisterhood: traditional orders are booming

By Joanna Bogle, 17 January, 2019 A member of the Sisters of Life attends the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) Not all women’s religious orders are shrinking. Some... 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

Spokane diocese was told 7 accused priests lived at Gonzaga

While Spokane’s current bishop had no knowledge the priests had been living at the university, the diocese said its prior bishop, Blase Cupich, was informed of their presence in 2011. December 20, 2018 Catholic News Agency Spokane, Wash., Dec 20, 2018 / 03:24 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of... read more

Archbold on “Actuating the Schism”

By Steve Skojec, December 3, 2018 At his longtime blog, Creative Minority Report, 1P5 and Remnant contributor Patrick Archbold has a five-part series about “actuating” the schism in the Church. Some of you are going to want to read the whole thing, but I’d like to offer a Cliff’s Notes... read more

The Age of the Commissars

by Fr John Hunwicke, December 15, 2018 So ... one of the Roman auxiliary bishops, a Jesuit, has been appointed Commissar of the Priestly Brotherhood of the Family of Christ (FSFC) in Ferrara. Is he, one can't help wondering, a Bergoglian? The mere fact that he himself comes from Ferrara is... read more

A band of nuns, one ‘crazy’ Christmas party and the rebuilding of a West Side neighborhood

Sister Stephanie Baliga, of the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, stands in a roomful of Christmas presents Dec. 7, 2018, awaiting volunteers to load them into a truck for a Christmas party for the needy. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune) By Mary Schmich, Contact Reporter, Chicago... read more