Catholic Views

Poll shows huge number of Americans ignorant about COVID death rates

'Americans still misperceive the risks of death from COVID-19 for different age cohorts — to a shocking extent.' By Andrea Widburg August 20, 2020 (American Thinker) — Franklin Templeton, an investment company, commissioned a Gallup research study to learn about Americans' perceptions... read more

Banish Sin, Transform the Church

David G Bonagura, Jr., August 16, 2020 The Second Vatican Council is back in the news lately, with two prominent, tradition-minded bishops revisiting well-known arguments of conciliar interpretation in light two recent Vatican documents, Amoris Laetitia and the Abu Dhabi statement [1] on world... read more

Cardinal Pell Speaks on Maintaining Hope in Prison, Touches on Vatican Finances

Cardinal Pell spent 13 months in solitary confinement, during which time he was not permitted to celebrate Mass. Catholic News Agency, August 18, 2020 WASHINGTON — Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of... read more

It’s a Battle for the Soul of America — But Joe Biden Is on the Wrong Side

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, August 17, 2020 Democrats double down on the poison of abortion. ‘We’re in a battle for the soul of America.” --Joe Biden. I happen to think that’s true. But my tolerance for listening to Joe Biden talk about it is officially something like... read more

‘Catholic’ Joe Biden’s running mate is the biggest anti-Catholic bigot in the US Senate

Remembering the time Kamala Harris harassed a judicial nominee about his membership in the Knights of Columbus Set aside the question of Senator Kamala Harris’s likability. (She’s not, as her disgraceful treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing for the Supreme... read more

The Assumption of the Virgin

By Brian G. Svoboda, The Catholic Thing, August 15, 2020 At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, not far from Fenway Park, the sun shines on Fra Angelico’s Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin, which the Dominican friar painted around 1432 as one of four reliquaries for Santa... read more

The Indisputably Best Way to Raise a Saint

By Dan Millette, OnePeterFive, August 13, 2020 What occasionally keeps me up at night, besides the yappy dog a few houses over, is wondering how to raise my children to become saints. There are so many questions my wife and I ponder. How do we get our children to a reverent Mass? Will... read more

Cardinal Zen: In Vatican II, Catholics hear ‘real voice of the Holy Spirit’

By Ed Condon, Catholic News Agency, July 27, 2020 Cardinal Joseph Zen, the emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, has made an impassioned defense of the Second Vatican Council, criticizing both “extreme conservatives” and “extreme progressives” for rejecting the authority and authenticity of the... read more

These condemned criminals accepted ‘inadmissible’ death penalty and became saints

By Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, Lifesite News, August 11, 2020 In the bestselling interview of Bishop Athanasius Schneider conducted by Diane Montagna, Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph over the Darkness of the Age (Angelico Press, 2019), His Excellency says the following about ruling out the death... read more

Should We Evangelize Protestants?

By Casey Chalk, Catholic Thing, August 9, 2020 We should stop trying to evangelize Protestants, some Catholics say. “Let’s get our own house clean first, before we invite our fellow Christians in,” someone commented on a recent article of mine that presented a Catholic rejoinder to a... read more

Ideology Makes You Stupid

By Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing, August 8, 2020 In a recent editorial, Heidi Schlumpf, editor of the National Catholic Reporter, suggests that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the “future of the Catholic Church.” Her encomium was inspired by the congresswoman’s expression of... read more

MY TIME IN PRISON

James Joyce (1915)

Farewell to Ulysses