Put an End to the Madness!

Unlike everyone else who witnessed the Holy Father taking a phone call in the middle of a General Audience in St. Peter’s Square the other day, I was not the least bit surprised. And why should I be, since I was the one who made the call? No sooner had I dialed the number than … Read more

Catholic Priest Organization to Host Same-Sex “Married” Professor of Theology

The Association of US Catholic Priests (AUSCP) has replaced a keynote speaker at its 12th Annual Assembly (taking place June 12-15 at the University of San Diego) with a university Theology professor who claims to be “married” to another man.  Cardinal Louis Tagle had to cancel his participation in the Assembly because he had been … Read more

Synodality Without Spirit

I was asked recently to read the North American “Final Document” for the “Synod on Synodality” and offer my opinion. I am the kind of theological nerd who loves papal encyclicals, but it was pure misery slogging through the “Final Document.” It’s not something written to inspire the hearts and minds of the faithful, but … Read more

WATCH: Pope’s Sex Abuse Watchdog Sued for Cover-Up

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Three former students at a Massachusetts Catholic high school have filed a lawsuit against Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley and other Church leaders because of alleged abuse committed by the school’s vice principal. Attorney Mitchell Garabedian on Monday announced that he had filed a May 5 lawsuit … Read more

Columbus Diocese Closing 15 Churches

Ohio’s Catholic Diocese of Columbus will close 15 churches as part of a parish reorganization and merger plan, but Bishop Earl Fernandes emphasized new possibilities for growth, especially if lay Catholics take on more responsibility for the Church’s future. “When I arrived, I said I’m not interested in presiding over 25 years of decline in … Read more