How Long, O Lord? Praying About Pope Francis

Before I make some pointed remarks about Pope Francis’ latest demonstration of inadequacy, let me make one thing perfectly clear—for it is important to enter into this discussion somewhat chastened. If we are Catholic but have not prayed regularly for Pope Francis, we have no right to complain. Do we think Satan does not specifically … Read more

Pope Francis Defies Archbishop Cordileone’s Order, Provides Pro-Abort Pelosi With Communion

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. Pelosi attended the morning Mass marking the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, during which Francis bestowed the woolen pallium stole on … Read more

Chicago Faithful Flummoxed by Inconsistent Liturgy Policy

Perhaps no U.S. diocese has implemented Traditiones Custodes, Pope Francis’s motu proprio restricting what is commonly known as the traditional Latin Mass, as forcefully as the Archdiocese of Chicago. In fact, Cardinal Blase Cupich’s enactment of the decree has gone beyond what the text of both the motu proprio and a subsequent clarification issued by … Read more

Monsignor GRINDR ‘s Rehabilitation Compounds the Original Scandal of His Sin

The late Sir Roger Scruton once wrote about the “religious imposter” Tartuffe, an archetypal character from a play by the seventeenth-century French comedic playwright Molière. “Tartuffe is not simply a hypocrite,” Scruton said, “who pretends to ideals that he does not believe in. He is a fabricated person, who believes in his own ideals since … Read more

Greetings from the Rainbow Reich

It’s Pride Month. Former George W. Bush speechwriter and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson sees no downsides to gay liberation. “The advance of same-sex marriage, it seems, has generally ended in cake and dancing.” He’s ready to celebrate the triumph of the Rainbow Reich. Not me. I’ll pass on the champagne and free condoms. By … Read more

Cardinal Cupich’s Chicago Archdiocese: We Don’t Oppose Pornographic “Children’s Books” In Public Libraries

The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago is slamming a Catholic activist group for opposing the display and promotion of pornographic children’s books by Chicago area public libraries. A spokesman for Chicago Cardinal Blasé Cupich said a the church is not supportive of a campaign by Madison, Wisc.-based CatholicVote to remove from libraries books like Gender Queer, … Read more

Bully Bishop Orders Removal of Kneelers

From a reader…. We had a kneeler for those who wished to kneel and receive on the tongue. The Bishop ordered kneelers removed from the three parishes in the diocese that allowed their use. This impacts the elderly and infirm. His reasons: We have the right to kneel but no right to a kneeler and … Read more