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Chaput: ‘God doesn’t lose’

CNA, March 28, 2019 The Archbishop of Philadelphia told seminarians March 27 that Catholics are called to renew the Church through lives of holiness, humility, and love. “All of the great Catholic reformers in history had three essential qualities: personal humility; a passion for... read more

Pope Francis wants psychological testing to prevent problem priests. But can it really do that?

By Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, March 21. 2019 Can a clinician actually determine who is a pedophile? Can a test predict who is cut out for a life of chastity? The church promises psychological evaluation for all new priests, despite dubious science. As the Catholic Church quakes... read more

Scathing Letter Sent to Cardinal Cupich From Seminary Advisory Board

By Mary Ann Ahern Cardinal Blase Cupich’s decision to close St. Joseph College Seminary is creating sharp disagreement from the seminary’s advisory board. In a scathing letter obtained by NBC 5, sent this week to Cupich, the 12-member board called the announcement to close the seminary... read more

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Brazilian Catholics aren’t asking for married priests

By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews, March 12, 2019 Allowing married priests in the Amazon region is an idea from “white priests,” not locals, Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently said. In an interview with LifeSiteNews, Bishop Schneider discussed the proposal to allow married priests in the... read more

The Screening, Protection, and Crisis Education of Seminarians

By Dr. Richard P. Fitzgibbons, MD, January 17, 2019, Homiletic & Pastoral Review Fr. D. Paul Sullins, PhD, is a married Catholic priest. He was formerly an Episcopal minister and has been blessed with a marriage of 30 years and three children. Fr. Sullins recently retired as a Professor of... read more

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

By Ed Condon and JD Flynn, CNA, January 10, 2019 An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s allegedsexual misconduct until 2018. Wuerl forwarded the report... read more

Pope Francis on the ‘Gay Mentality’ That Has ‘Influenced the Church’

COMMENTARY: The Pope has spoken out against the double lives of priest and religious since his days as archbishop of Buenos Aires. By Father Roger J. Landry, Dec. 12, 2018 On Dec. 3, The Strength of a Vocation, a book-length interview with Pope Francis by Father Fernando Prado, a Spanish... read more

The Pope’s Warning About Homosexuals in the Clergy

Facts do not cease to be true because they hurt someone’s feelings, and speaking the truth is neither bigoted nor hateful. Msgr. Charles Pope Blog, December 8, 2018 The recently published book The Strength of Vocation: The Consecrated Life Today is the result of a multi-hour interview of... read more

“Gay” Priests and Indulgence of Homosexuality

By David Carlin, November 30, 2018 Knowing that the Catholic Church has had many ups and downs in the course of its long history, I am confident – well, fairly confident – that it will eventually emerge from its present slump. But this recovery won’t happen anytime soon. And so I, being... read more

What the Cupich Moment Can Teach Ambitious Seminarians

By Jonathan B. Coe, December 5, 2018 In the American Catholic Church and in the Church worldwide under the Francis papacy, we’ve entered the Cupich Moment. With his appointment to the Archdiocese of Chicago, and, with his being selected as the primary American organizer of the gathering of... read more

Scandal Report Reveals Details of Ongoing Homosexual Network in Northeastern U.S.

A 2012 investigation at the Connecticut seminary found evidence of a homosexual network that extended into several dioceses, and despite its findings, some of those involved were subsequently ordained to the priesthood. By Thomas Wehner, Nov. 29, 2018 CROMWELL, Conn. — Some of the... read more

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