Disgraced Bishop AWOL

A bishop the Vatican ordered to make amends for sexual abuse and financial malfeasance is nowhere to be found, and the Vatican appears unconcerned. Local media reported on Monday that Bp. Michael Bransfield, the disgraced former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, has not agreed to a proposed plan of amends, nor has he been in communication with any U.S. church official since … Read more

Vatican Theologian Says Pandemic is Chastisement for Idolatry

One of the Church’s most highly respected theologians, Msgr. Nicola Bux, is directly connecting the sins of the Church and the sins of the world with the Wuhan virus pandemic. In a statement published on YouTube and an Italian publication, the expert in Eastern Christian theology, sacramental theology and liturgy — and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of … Read more

Where’s McCarrick? Where’s the Report?

Elapsed time since Pope Francis promised to issue report on Theodore McCarrick Continual coverage of the COVID-19 scare has served to drive other pressing stories off the front pages. For Catholics, one important story is suffering from inattention — the long-promised report on the crimes of disgraced former cardinal and abuser Theodore McCarrick has yet to be … Read more

WATCH: Missouri a Refuge for Predator Priests

  A former monk and self-described “fixer” for the Catholic Church claims Missouri is uniquely favorable to predator priests. Speaking to St. Louis’ Fox 2 News this week, Patrick Wall noted that “Missouri law has been very favorable to the Church,” explaining that has fueled the creation of “treatment” centers — housing offender priests — in the state. Rebecca … Read more

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