Catholic Views

Bishop Schneider: Priests don’t have to obey bishops, govt who suspend Mass over COVID-19

Priests may disobey 'human law' to save souls By Martin Burger, LifeSite News, March 30, 2020 Bishop Athanasius Schneider has stated that a priest, using discretion and following the necessary health precautions “has not to obey the directives of his bishop or the government to suspend... read more

Louisiana Supreme Court Case Shows Abortion Clinics to be Houses of Horror

By Fr. Frank Pavone, Crisis, March 30 2020 To those who think that legal abortion means safe abortion, think again. The Supreme Court is currently contemplating important questions surrounding a Louisiana state law requiring hospital admitting privileges for abortionists. Among the amicus... read more

Don’t Cancel Easter!

By Michael Warren David, Crisis, March 24, 2020 Back when I was a Protestant, one of the Catholic Church’s great draws to me was its teaching that it’s actually a sin to skip formal, collective worship on Sunday. In the Episcopal Church, we were very much into the idea that you could honor... read more

CDL. BURKE REBUKES CHURCH’S PAGAN IDOLATRY

by Jules Gomes  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 23, 2020    Coronavirus memo calls faithful to prayer and penance ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A leading traditionalist cardinal is calling upon Catholics to reflect upon the coronavirus calamity in the... read more

“We Glory in Tribulations” – Living the Faith When Public Worship is Prohibited

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, March 19, 2020 “We glory in tribulations” (Rom. 5:3) Millions of Catholics in the so-called free Western world will, in the coming weeks or even months, and especially during Holy Week and Easter, the culmination of the entire liturgical year, be... read more

Message on the Combat against the Coronavirus, COVID-19 ON MAR 21, 2020

By Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke Dear Friends, For some time now, we have been in combat against the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. From all that we can tell – and one of the difficulties of the combat is that so much about the pestilence remains unclear – , the battle will yet... read more

HOW SHOULD I SPEND MY SUNDAYS WHEN PUBLIC MASSES ARE CANCELED?

By Father David Nix, Pilgrim Priest, March 14, 2020 Part I: Why the Cancelation of Masses due to COVID-19 is probably a good thing. (If Church history does not interest you, feel free to skip to Part II: How Should I Spend My Sunday when Public Masses Are Canceled?) Many bishops in the world... read more

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib: Why I am giving up elected office and joining the Jesuits

By Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib (Washington), America, March 19, 2020 Earlier today, I announced that I will not be running for re-election as Washington State’s lieutenant governor and have decided to enter the Society of Jesus. This decision follows two years of careful and prayerful... read more

Ego Patricius: a Review of “I Am Patrick”

By Brad Miner, Catholic Thing, March 16, 2020 Is there a saint more Catholic than St. Patrick? Yet, as you probably know, the great Apostle of Ireland (and one of that nation’s patrons) wasn’t Irish at all but a Roman Briton, son of a decurion, the mayor/tax collector of the town (possibly... read more

VIGANÒ on CORONAVIRUS: To Appease Wolves, Shepherds Abandon Sheep

By Carlo Maria Viganò, March 14, 2020 The ecclesial events of these hours have manifested clearly — if there was still any need — the tragic subjection of the Church to a State that is striving and doing all it can to destroy the Christian identity of our Italy, by enslaving it to an... read more

Francis vs. the Deep Church

BY MICHAEL WARREN DAVIS, MARCH 12, 2020 Does the Vatican have a General Directorate for Personnel? This is, perhaps, the most boring question ever posed by a writer in Crisis Magazine. And yet, as we fumble for an answer, we also come a little closer to understanding one of the most confounding... read more