Should Biden win the presidency, he will be the “second practicing Catholic” to hold that office, the media informs us without irony. Neither John F. Kennedy, with his prodigious womanizing, nor Biden, with his open hostility to Church teaching, justify that label. If anything, Biden has promised not to practice his faith. Like JFK, Biden […]
Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, is considered one of the most powerful prelates in the United States. His power derives from his status as a member of the inner circle of Pope Francis. Where he stands on the presidential election, consequently, is a large window on FrancisChurch, and last week he gave the […]
Did Cardinal Blase Cupich just use his Sunday homily to provide cover for Joe Biden? At lease one liberal journalist thinks so. Christopher White, national correspondent for National Catholic Reporter, published a Tweet on Sunday suggesting Cardinal Cupich had used his homily to reprimand those who have questioned Biden’s Catholic faith (e.g., Lou Holtz, […]
A chart detailing “Covert White Supremacy”— which a Chicago archdiocese office shared online amid widespread protests against racism in the city and across the country— was shared without permission and does not reflect the Church’s values, the archdiocese told CNA Monday. The Chicago archdiocese’ Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity, which coordinates prison ministry, domestic […]
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, joyfully offers a greeting to the Muslim community marking the month of Ramadan. But what about the Great Commission?
A group of laity in Chicago has formed the Saint Charles Borromeo Society to call on Cdl. Blase Cupich to reopen churches and restore public Mass. Recently, members expressed disappointment that Cupich refused to meet with them. Joseph Scheidler, one of the group’s organizers, commented: “We are desperately in need of spiritual leadership during […]
Cardinal Cupich: “We can’t just pray and think things will change.” U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich has seemingly dismissed the power of prayer to combat the coronavirus, stating that “religion is not magic where we just say prayers and think things are going to change.” The Archbishop of Chicago then went on to contrast faith with […]
Church law informs parents that they have an obligation—not just an option—to have their children baptised in the ‘first few weeks.’ Much has been written about the lack of Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) in the current public health situation, but I’d like to say something about the Sacrament of Baptism. This […]
After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed, a longtime Peoria diocese official is accusing the Rochester diocese of repeatedly “sabotaging” Sheen’s sainthood cause. “Under the veneer of the Rochester diocese’s call for caution, more than an overwhelming majority of people would conclude […]
Raymond Arroyo reports that Cardinals Dolan and Cupich had a hand in getting the Vatican to delay the beatification of Archbishop Sheen. UPDATE: George Neumayr’s intrepid reporting captures Cardinal Dolan denying his involvement in the delay of Sheen’s beatification. Please support George’s reporting efforts.