Vatican II

Is the Pope Catholic?

What Francis hath wrought. by Robert Royal, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2019 Even when, as at present, the Catholic Church exercises very little direct political or social power, its continued witness to the world after two millennia retains a compelling grandeur. Empires rise and... read more

Hold That Tree: Christmas Ain’t Over Yet

By Drew Belsky, OnePeterFive, December 26, 2019 The new calendar is one of the subtler corrosives the post-conciliar Vatican poured on the faith of an unsuspecting Catholic populace. From introducing confusion as to the existence of well respected saints to obliterating octaves to the chaos of... read more

Cardinal Kasper: Pope Francis feels called to ‘change’ Church, door will ‘open’ to women at altar

By Martin Barillas BARCELONA, Spain, December 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – German Cardinal Walter Kasper, who successfully championed Holy Communion for divorced and “remarried” Catholics, said that Pope Francis feels called by the Holy Spirit to “change” the Church, which will one day... read more

Assault on Altar Boys: What Have We Done?

By Dan Millette, One Peter Five, November 25, 2019 One day, following Mass, a Polish man, in his fifties, shared a childhood story with me. It seems that he and his brother were serving Mass with another boy who, to their frustration, was being deliberately unruly and obstinate. The two... read more

A Thomist’s Perspective on the Church in Crisis

By JOSEF PIEPER, OCTOBER 17, 2019 Editor’s note: in this far-ranging and prophetic interview with Crisis Magazine, Josef Pieper discusses the vocations crisis, the failure of catechesis, liberation theology, feminism, and something very much like the Benedict Option. The interview originally... read more

Is It Time to Abolish the USCCB?

By LEILA MARIE LAWLER, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 “If I must speak the truth, I feel disposed to shun every conference of Bishops: for never saw I Synod brought to a happy issue, and remedying, and not rather aggravating, existing evils…” — St. Gregory of Nazianzus, 382 A.D. Heedless of... read more

The Vandals sack Rome….again

Is there a red hat in Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia’s future? If so, it will be as a reward for knee-capping scholars of impeccable scholarly credentials and personal probity, deeply beloved by their students. By George Weigel Analysis, July 29, 2019 An exercise in raw intellectual vandalism... read more

Cardinal Gerhard Muller: ‘True Reform of the Church Is About Her Renewal in Christ’

In a wide-ranging interview that discusses the Pan-Amazon synod and the Church in his home country of Germany, the cardinal says Western Christianity is experiencing a crisis of faith and spiritual leadership. By Edward Pentin, July 5, 2019 The thinking behind the much-debated working... read more

Prof explains why it’s theologically impermissible for laity to govern Catholic diocese, parish

By: Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, July 4, 2019 A German priest and theologian said that the powers bestowed on a priest at ordination, namely the power to confect the Eucharist and the power of government, may not be separated such that the power of government alone could be bestowed upon... read more

Draft of Vatican’s New Curial Constitution Would Reform Lines of Authority

According to the most current version of Praedicate Evangelium (Preach the Gospel), the authority of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith would be reduced. By Edward Pentin, May. 29, 2019 VATICAN CITY — According to a draft of a new constitution for the Roman Curia, almost... read more
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (Honduras)

Evangelization and Doctrine Are Inseparable

By David G. Bonagura Jr., May 16, 2019 We preach doctrine, and doctrine exists to be preached. If that sounds circular, then we understand correctly that doctrine and evangelization are two sides of the same coin. Recently announced plans for Pope Francis’s reform of the Roman Curia have... read more

In a Pessimistic Mood