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The Ted McCarrick Rot Deepens

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I don’t believe that the main reason that Christianity is collapsing in America is because of church scandals. It has much more to do with broader and deeper trends in modernity — with science, with capitalism, with technology, with the Sexual Revolution. But the churches have hurt themselves tremendously with their sex scandals. A Protestant […]

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Cardinal Mary

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Lucian K. Truscott IV writes about the time he, as a West Point cadet, went to visit Cardinal Francis Spellman, the Archbishop of New York, for a cadet magazine interview. Spellman granted the interview in part because Truscott’s grandfather was a famous general whom Spellman had known in World War II. It was a memorable encounter. […]

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Dreher: Laity Must Defend the Faith – Not Wait for Bishops to ‘Get Their Act Together’

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‘The abuse scandals have badly damaged, perhaps even destroyed, the moral authority of the Church’ Best-selling author and conservative thinker Rod Dreher has urged the Irish laity not to passively wait for their bishops to “get their act together” but to speak out and defend the faith themselves. In an address at University Church in […]

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Trust Us — This Time, We’re Serious

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The Jesuit America magazine lands an exclusive interview with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who is one of four organizers Pope Francis named to sort out the February 2019 global meeting about clerical sex abuse. Excerpt: While acknowledging that it is only four days long (Feb. 21-24) and “is certainly not going to solve everything,” Archbishop Scicluna emphasized that “it […]