Dissident Pro-LGBT Priest Given Free Rein in Cardinal Tobin’s Archdiocese

On June 24, 2018, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hoboken, New Jersey, the Archdiocese of Newark, Fr. Alexander Santora celebrated the Parish’s “first annual gay pride Mass.” At the beginning of Mass, Santora announced that he would offer a “special blessing” for those marching in the New York City gay “Pride” parade, which took place on … Read more

Catholics in Archdiocese of Washington are Conflicted Over Financial Support after McCarrick Sex Scandal

Catholics in the District of Columbia are conflicted about how to continue to support the church after the resignation of former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick over reports of sexual abuse. The former archbishop of Washington stepped down from the College of Cardinals one month after a church panel substantiated a report that, as a priest … Read more

Bishop John Mortimer Fourette Smith

Current Role Bishop Emeritus of Trenton, New Jersey Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/ Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 701 Lawrenceville Rd., Trenton, NJ 08648, USA Telephone: (609)406-7448 Fax: 406-7412 What Has Been Reported Smith presided over the sexual abuse settlement involving McCarrick in the Archdiocese of Trenton in 2004. Cardinal Wuerl claims the Archdiocese of Washinton DC was … Read more

This Is What Priests Have Come To Know

Here is an excerpt from the “pastoral reflection” of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington and immediate successor of Cardinal — sorry, now just “Archbishop” — Theodore McCarrick. It is the cardinal’s Deep Thoughts on the revelation that a prince of the church was an experienced rapist of boys and seminarians: What is particularly disheartening, certainly … Read more

Priest: ‘Evil’ Gay Bishops ‘Persecute, Blackmail’ Faithful Priests Who Might Expose Their Secret

“Evil” homosexual bishops set out to “punish, humiliate and blackmail” decent, God-fearing priests if these threaten to blow the whistle on the gay “mafia” within the Roman Catholic church, says a parish priest. In the bulletin and on the website of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, Father Edwin Palka does not mince … Read more

The Theological Roots of the Present Crisis

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany put his finger on the root of the present crisis caused by the McCarrick affair. It is, he said, “sin and a retreat from holiness, specifically the holiness of an integral, truly human sexuality.” He adds immediately: “In negative terms, and as clearly and directly as I can repeat our Church … Read more

Flashback: Pope Condemns ‘Horrendous Crime’ of Sodomy, Hands-Over Guilty Clerics to Secular Authorities

The year was 1568, but the situation in the Catholic Church was uncomfortably similar to our own. After many decades of corruption and moral decadence, the Church faced the scandal of a clergy who were widely reputed to be involved in the “horrendous crime” of sodomy. When the saintly Pope Pius V was elected in … Read more

Fr. Cipolla: “Uncle Ted: The Homosexual Subculture of Bishops and Priests is as Large as Ever”

One would have to be a hermit not to know about quondam Cardinal McCarrick’s precipitous fall from grace.  The New York Times, probably with great relish, ran three stories on McCarrick’s other career as “Uncle Ted”, sexual predator of young men.  The story was taken up by the whole mediasphere for at least a week and still continues at … Read more

McCarrick Allegations put ‘Public Inquiry’ on all Bishops

Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, who is chair of the bishops’ child and youth protection committee, said “general prayers and apologies are necessary, but not sufficient” for victims of sexual abuse. The bishop, writing in a column for the Aug. 5 issue of The Catholic Moment, diocesan newspaper of Lafayette, said it is important … Read more