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It Won’t Stop With Statues

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Catholic targets attacked this weekend in Boston, Florida and New York. Last weekend I watched a short video of a mob in Baltimore tearing down a statue of Christopher Columbus. It reminded me of the scenes of human sacrifice in Mel Gibson’s amazing film Apocalypto. Yes. I know it was only a statue. But will […]

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All Are Welcome… To What Exactly?

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I have not been paying much attention to the Youth Synod because it comes across to me as a carefully crafted PR exercise to promote the current trendy agenda at the Vatican, but the few bits I have seen have confirmed my prejudice. Chilean Youth Silvia Teresa Retamales Morales says many non-Catholics asked for a […]

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Why Was the McCarrick Abuse Hushed Up?

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Yesterday Fr James Martin had an anguished piece at America magazine asking how the McCarrick affair could have happened. Why was it covered up? Why wasn’t it reported? He gives some good answers: the young men were ashamed of what happened. They did report it but were ignored. They were afraid their careers would be ended. They […]