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Archbishop Aquila Admonishes Brother Bishops Who Claim Abortion Not ‘Preeminent’ Voting Issue

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A U.S. archbishop published a commentary criticizing his brother bishops who claim that “climate change or immigration are assaults against human life that are just as morally serious as abortion and euthanasia.” In a piece composed for the Denver Catholic, Archbishop Samuel Aquila did not mince words about bishops who choose not to recognize abortion […]

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An Upside-Down World in the Archdiocese of Miami

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While Florida’s governor deems religious events as “essential services,” Archbishop Wenski urges priests to refrain from ‘drive through’ Confessions and Palms. Despite the fact that the governor of Florida’s recent “stay-at-home” order due to the coronavirus pandemic deems religious services as “essential activities” and permits public participation as long as “social distancing guidelines” are followed, […]

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Protest Planned After Archbishop Lori Fails To Cancel ‘Scandalous’ Retreat For ‘Gay’ Clergy

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A U.S. prelate appears reluctant to scratch a retreat for “gay” bishops, priests, deacons, and religious brothers scheduled to take place in his archdiocese despite calls for its cancellation from concerned Catholics who see the event as a dangerous affirmation of homosexual identity by those who wear Roman collars. Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore is […]

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US Bishops’ 2020 Voting Guide Videos Omit ‘Pre-Eminence’ of Abortion

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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released a series of five short videos aimed to “inspire prayer and action in political life and to help Catholics apply the Church’s teaching as handed down by Pope Francis,” as the U.S. moves deeper into the 2020 election year. However, the videos fail to acknowledge […]

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After U.S. Bishops Debate Downplaying Abortion, Bishop Strickland Leads Rosary Outside Conference

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During the abortion debate, Strickland insisted abortion needed to remain the ‘preeminent’ issue for the USCCB Outside the hotel where the U.S. bishops convened for their annual fall meeting, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas led a group of more than two dozen pro-life Catholics in praying the rosary. As a cold, damp wind blew […]

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Lay Catholic Leaders Warn About Amazon Synod

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Lay Catholic leaders from around the world, increasingly alarmed about the upcoming Amazonian Synod and how it threatens to disfigure and “Protestantize” the Church, gathered not far from the Vatican today to discuss their grave concerns. The roundtable discussion, titled “Our Church – reformed or deformed?” was hosted by the international pro-life association Voice of […]

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Seton Hall University: McCarrick Used Intimidation, Sexually Harassed Seminarians

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In a departure from standard policy, Seton Hall University has made public key findings of a yearlong investigation into now defrocked Theodore McCarrick’s predatory sexual behavior toward seminarians while he was Archbishop of Newark. The review by the law firm Latham & Watkins found that McCarrick “created a culture of fear and intimidation” and that he “used […]

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Bishop McKnight: Lay Involvement Needed ‘To Make Darn Sure That We Bishops Do Not Harm The Church’

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Pointing to the anemic nature of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) measures to deal with episcopal accountability, a bishop pressed for mandatory lay involvement in investigating allegations against bishops concerning sexual abuse and cover-up. During a discussion preceding the approval of Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City stood up and […]

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Franklin Graham Admonishes Cardinal Dolan: ‘Take a Moral Stand’ Against Governor Cuomo

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Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took to Twitter urging New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan to “Take a moral stand.” “The Catholic Church is discussing as to whether New York Governor Cuomo should be excommunicated from the church for signing the state’s new abortion bill,” he explained to his nearly […]