Catholic Views

McCarrick Report: details of abuse ignored

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, November 10, 2020 The Vatican has issued a 450-page report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, acknowledging that reports of McCarrick’s sexual misconduct had circulated for years but insisting that Pope Francis was unaware of any serious charges against... read more

McCarrick and John Paul II: key moments in the Vatican’s report

by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, November 11, 2020. VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's explosive report on the career of disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick makes one thing devastatingly clear: the late Pope John Paul II decided to appoint the priest as archbishop of... read more

The McCarrick Report and the need for new protocols (Part 1)

I told the Congregation of Bishops about Theodore McCarrick’s disturbing behaviors and some of my account appears in The McCarrick Report. But there is more to be said. By Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D., National Catholic Reporter, November 11, 2020 On June 5, 2019, I spoke to JL, who was... read more

The McCarrick Report: No Smoking Gun, but Massive System Failure

Theodore McCarrick counted on the members of the episcopal club not to break the club rules. The path forward lies in dismantling those rules and consigning them to oblivion, along with the rest of the clerical caste system. By George Weigel, National Catholic Reporter, November 10, 2020 The... read more

Robert George Discusses How Trump Changed the GOP

Joining a growing chorus of Catholic commentators, the Princeton philosopher says Republicans’ future is socially conservative and economically populist. By Lauretta Brown, Jonathan Liedl, National Catholic Register, November 6, 2020 Barring a dramatic reversal via state recounts or court... read more

Message to Biden: If You Want to Heal, Lay Off the Little Sisters and the Knights of Columbus

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, November 9, 2020, Nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor at the Supreme Court, March 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)What’s necessary if we’re going to be the United States: A foster-care case puts it in perspective. The morning after Election Day... read more

Biden’s Pick for Coronavirus Task Force: ‘Living Too Long Is Also a Loss’

By Jim Geraghty, National Review, November 9, 2020 This morning, President-elect Biden announced that his coronavirus task force would include Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. In a 2014 essay in The Atlantic,... read more
Loyola University Chicago

On What Foundation is the University Built?

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing, November 9, 2020 Not long ago, you could attend conferences with titles like “Is a Christian University Possible?” By that was meant, “Can a modern ‘pluralistic’ university be Christian?” Or would the Christian convictions of the institution... read more
A man prays in front of the Notre Dame church in Nice, France,

Can We Please Get Serious about Protecting Religious Freedom?

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, November 2, 2020 The attack on a church in France and the foster-care case at the Supreme Court on Wednesday are rallying cries. ‘Blessed is the Righteous Judge.” Someone had painted an icon on the side of a building in lower Manhattan. It wasn’t... read more

Poland is Falling?

By Casey Chalk, Crisis, November 4, 2020 Poland several times has played a pivotal, spoiler role in overcoming some of the greatest threats to Western civilization. In 1683, a Polish army led by John III Sobieski repelled an Ottoman army besieging the city of Vienna that threatened the survival... read more

Behold, the Innocent

By James M. Kushiner, Executive Director, Fellowship of St. James October 30, 2020 It is imperative to remember that there is an ancient adversary of mankind who successfully ensnared man in a web of evil and disobedience. Our Lord won a healing victory over sin and death. Yet while we await... read more

Breathing Fire