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Post Revisted: Powerful Perverts – Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Jeffrey Epstein

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Great story by Christopher Manion from last August painting the parallels between two sexual perverts. There are several parallels, some of them ominous, between two recent scandals that have dominated both religious and secular headlines. The powerful Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick passed out money, promotions, and power. The popular billionaire Jeffrey Epstein passed out lavish […]

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“Racism” Replaces Abortion As “Preeminent Issue” For U.S. Bishops

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America’s bishops have been struggling to regain their balance ever since the lockdowns began. Financial ruin faced our schools, parishes, even entire dioceses. Catholics everywhere were starving for the sacraments. Recently, a brave few prelates dared to shed the onerous handcuffs imposed by their Blue State governors. Without the government’s permission, they announced that Catholics […]

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All The President’s Critics

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On June 1, President Donald Trump and Mrs. Trump visited the Knights of Columbus Shrine of St. John Paul II in Washington. There they honored the revered champion of religious freedom and laid a wreath at the foot of the statue of the great saint. To commemorate the visit, President Trump returned to the White […]

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USCCB Staffers Reverse Bishops’ Decision On Abortion

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USCCB “Deep State” Employees Defy Their Bosses At the USCCB’s annual meeting last November, America’s bishops considered updating their document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizens. The text, published every four years, represents a classic in the genre of boring, meandering memos prepared by large and cumbersome committees. Nonetheless the November debate on the document […]

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The Judas Complex

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With US bishops, actions speak louder than words Boston College philosopher Peter Kreeft has observed that “Judas was the first Catholic Bishop to accept a government grant.” One wonders, did that comment give our bishops pause to reflect, or did it just make them mad? Dr. Kreeft has a point. Thirty years ago, Fr. Malichi […]

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Bishops Let Bygones Be Bygones

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“It would be a good Lenten practice to try to stop gossiping about others, criticizing them, and instead look at our own faults, and then remain mute,” Pope Francis said last week. Clearly there are issues that the Holy Father doesn’t want to talk about. “I will not say a word about that,” he famously […]

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Bishops Offer Lots Of “Measures” — Where’s The Truth?

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When the USCCB meets next week in Baltimore, their website tells us they will “vote on a series of concrete measures to respond to the abuse crisis.” As usual, these “measures” comprise updated policies, protocols, programs, and procedures. Call them “The Four P’s.” That’s what the bishops voted on in their historic 2002 meeting in […]

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McCarrick And Power

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On Sunday, April 3, 2005, the day after the death of St. John Paul II, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick and at least a dozen other priests concelebrated the ten a.m. Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. In attendance were, among other dignitaries, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. Cardinal McCarrick […]