Virtues and Vices

Lot and his family fleeing Sodom

Vatican publishes new book reducing ‘sin of Sodom’ to ‘lack of hospitality’

BY Diane Montagna, LifeSite News, December 19, 2019 ROME, December 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In what many see as an effort to normalize homosexuality in the Catholic Church, the Vatican has released a new book that reduces the “sin of Sodom” (Genesis 19:1–29) to “a lack of... read more
World AIDS Day charity concert, St. Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral, Vienna, Nov. 30, 2018.

Vienna Cardinal Schönborn to host ‘blasphemous’ pro-LGBT benefit concert in Cathedral again

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, November 30, 2018. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn is yet again allowing a pro-LGBT benefit concert to take place in Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral. Tshugguel said he is less concerned about “Conchita Wurst’s”... read more

Downton Abbey producers forbade any reference to religion. Film will be worse

By Jonathon Van Marens, LifeSiteNews, September 6, 2019 Every so often, a pop culture phenomenon reminds us just how thoroughly we have abandoned our Judeo-Christian heritage in the year of our Lord 2019. The latest example is an upcoming Downton Abbey film, a cinematic accompaniment to the... read more

The Virtues of Reform

BY Stephen P. White, August 1, 2019 “Virtue” is a word that doesn’t get as much use as it ought to these days. When it is used, it’s often misused to mean something like “moral talent” – an innate quality that some people just have while others don’t. But virtue, unlike talent,... read more
People gather in St. Peter's Square for the “Day for Child Victims of Violence, Exploitation and Indifference against pedophilia” (Credit: Courtesy of Meter Onlus.)

Sicilian priest wages decade-long crusade against ‘pedophilia pride’

By: Claire Giangravè, April 26, 2019 ROME - Incredibly enough, on April 25th self-professed pedophiles online celebrate “Alice Day” to promote the normalization of the sexual abuse of minors. For the past 23 years, a priest from a small southern Italian diocese has launched a global... read more

On Jordan Peterson’s Revoked Fellowship to Cambridge Divinity School

By Scott Ventureyra, Crisis Magazine, March 27, 2019 Last week, Jordan Peterson, who is currently the world’s top public intellectual, had his fellowship offer to the University of Cambridge revoked. On March 20, Cambridge’s Faculty of Divinity issued the following statement on Twitter:... 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

Give up Contempt for Lent

After All, Jesus Suffers Us Gladly by: John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera, March 11, 2019 We recently began the season of Lent. One of the practices most associated with this season is giving up something as an act of sacrificial discipline. Some people give up chocolate.  Others... read more

Vatican media expert Fr. Rosica under fire after he’s caught plagiarizing repeatedly

By Dorothy Cummings McLean TORONTO, February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Over the weekend, Catholic academics and media figures responded to revelations that Vatican spokesman Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. plagiarized parts of a speech he gave at Cambridge University this month. In the February... read more

Gracious Words

By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, December 23, 2018 One casualty of Original Sin was man’s gift of speech. We know from the account of the Tower of Babel that God meted out the confusion of language as a punishment for pride. But that particular punishment only sets in relief the damage that was really... read more

Notre Dame, Pornography Middleman

By William Dempsey, December 13, 2018 “God’s given us the choice of whether we’re going to be sinners or not, you know! “ (Paul Browne, Vice President Communications, explaining why Notre Dame doesn’t filter Internet pornography it transmits to students.) We reproduce below a... read more

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