Catholic Views

Bishop Joseph Strickland on the COVID-19 pandemic, resuming public Masses

“People have the impression that we priests are mere bachelors, living a simple life, doing our own thing. But we want to be with our families, which is our parish communities. It hit us hard not to be gathering with you.” By Jim Graves, Catholic World, May 15, 2020 Bishop Joseph... read more

Anderson Cooper and the New Normal

Why Surrogacy Is Oppression By John Stonestreet and Maria Baer, 05/8/20 A couple of weeks ago, a woman had a baby. Childbirth, of course, happens tens of thousands of times a day in the United States, but this baby was a product. A couple paid a doctor and an agency to secure the child.... read more

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS UNDER ATTACK

By Wesley J. Smith, First Things, April 15, 2020 Catholic hospitals are under unremitting attack—from prestigious medical journals, media, and lawyers in courtrooms. The goal is to coerce these venerable institutions into replacing their faith-based methods of medical practice with secular... read more

It’s Time to Treat the Church’s Essential Services as Essential

COMMENTARY: What God provides humanity through the Church is as essential a service as ever. Fr. Roger Landry Blog, April 28, 2020 In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling “Phase 2” in the response to the coronavirus... read more

The Long, Strange Road to a Catholic America

By Charles Coulombe, Crisis, Apriul 29, 2020 There is a great deal of division among Catholics across the globe today regarding the way in which the hierarchy have dealt with the pandemic. Some feel that by closing churches and forbidding the Sacraments to the faithful, those bishops who have done... read more

Catholic Citizens to Feature Fr. Paul Sullins at the luncheon on June 12, 2020 [Cancelled by Gov. Pritzker’s Shut Down Orders]

The Catholic Citizens if Illinois luncheon on June 12, 2018 also has been cancelled due to Governor Pritzker's shut-down order. Mark your Calendar for June 12, 2020 Luncheon. Rev. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. will be the speaker at the the June 12th luncheon.  Father Sullins is a Senior... read more

Bans on religious gatherings cannot last indefinitely, warn law professors

CNA, April 21, 2020 Public religious services cannot be stopped “indefinitely” during the pandemic, especially when liquor stores are considered “essential” businesses, two law professors argued in the New York Times on Tuesday. “In the early weeks of the crisis, it made sense to... read more

Rachel Weeping

By Peter Diamond, M.D. On Good Friday 2020, Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia codified a bill that repealed almost all of the restrictions to abortion in the state. Remarkably, the bill allows for removal of safety standards for the physical and mental well-being of the mother that are common... read more

The Morning Briefing: Educators Are Nervous About Kids Being Away From Public School Indoctrination During Shutdown

By Stephen Kruiser, PJ Media, April 20, 2020 We Have Come for Your Children The past couple of months have certainly been a time of many adjustments for a lot of Americans. Some of us -- like myself -- haven’t really had our daily routines upset. My child is finishing up college and... read more

8 Ways to Start Rolling Back Church Coronavirus Restrictions Now

By Msgr. Charles Pope, Natioal Catholic Register, April 17, 2020 It is time to hear the pleas of God’s good people. It is time to work courageously, creatively, prudently and pastorally to restore the sacraments to greater and greater numbers.We are more than four weeks into a disaster... read more

US cardinal dismisses prayer power during pandemic: We can’t just pray and think things will change

'[R]eligion is not magic where we just say prayers and think things are going to change,' Cardinal Blase Cupich said. By Martin Bürger CHICAGO, Illinois, April 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich has seemingly dismissed the power of prayer to combat the... read more