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Aggregated news and commentary from across the web regarding cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal.

Bishops, Borders, and the (Bully) Pulpit

Bishops, Borders, and the (Bully) Pulpit

“Texas Bishop Taking on Greg Abbott Gets Pope Francis’ Protection” is the curious title of an April 30th article in Newsweek. Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso needs “protection” from ...
Fr. Cusick: “Pagan” Catholics?

Fr. Cusick: “Pagan” Catholics?

Our church buildings that haven’t yet been closed as a result of Catholics embracing contraception and abortion with gusto in the 60s, along with the enemies of Christ, are increasingly ...
Bishop Strickland Letter to the Faithful: The Issue of Authority and Obedience in Today's Church

Bishop Strickland Letter to the Faithful: The Issue of Authority and Obedience in Today’s Church

The Issue of Authority and Obedience in Today's Church Bishop Joseph Strickland May 03, 2024 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Roma locuta; causa finita est!” “Rome has spoken; the ...
Diane Montagna Interviews Edward Feser on ‘Dignitas infinita’

Diane Montagna Interviews Edward Feser on ‘Dignitas infinita’

DIANE MONTAGNA (DM): Dignitas infinita opens by asserting that: “Every human person possesses an infinite dignity, inalienably grounded in his or her very being, which prevails in and beyond every ...
Bishop Seitz Gets Pope Francis' Protection on Illegal Immigration

Bishop Seitz Gets Pope Francis’ Protection on Illegal Immigration

A Texas bishop who has not been shy about criticizing Texas Governor Greg Abbott's immigration views said in a new interview that the subject matter is being used for political ...
Tucho Spills the Beans: Fiducia Supplicans was Issued to Prevent Derailment of the Synod

Tucho Spills the Beans: Fiducia Supplicans was Issued to Prevent Derailment of the Synod

The Fiducia supplicans declaration (discussed, criticized and disapproved by a multitude of bishops and Episcopal Conferences) had a very specific motivation that we will see in October if it achieves ...
Archdiocese of Baltimore Concludes Traumatic ‘Listening Sessions’ Around Restructuring Plan

Archdiocese of Baltimore Concludes Traumatic ‘Listening Sessions’ Around Restructuring Plan

Hundreds of Catholic residents of Baltimore packed the Cathedral of Mary, Our Queen on Tuesday evening to give their often-impassioned reactions to a process that could lead to the closure ...
The Crimes and Heresies of Pope Francis, Their Causes and Effects, and the Action to Be Taken

The Crimes and Heresies of Pope Francis, Their Causes and Effects, and the Action to Be Taken

Call for the Resignation of Pope Francis May 2, 2024 St. Athanasius of Alexandria (downloadable PDF here) Since 2013, the words and actions of Pope Francis have caused an unprecedented ...
America’s Catholic Church Sees an Immense Shift Towards Tradition

America’s Catholic Church Sees an Immense Shift Towards Tradition

It was the music that changed first. Or maybe that’s just when many people at the pale brick Catholic church in the quiet Wisconsin neighborhood finally began to realize what ...
Pope Tells Dissident Nun: Trans People ‘Must be Accepted’

Pope Tells Dissident Nun: Trans People ‘Must be Accepted’

The Pillar, Ed Condon
Pope Francis has said transgender people must be “accepted and integrated into society” in a private letter to the founder of a dissident Catholic ministry. The letter was addressed to ...
WATCH: Ralph Martin Asks "Do Bishops Loves President Biden Enough?"

WATCH: Ralph Martin Asks “Do Bishops Loves President Biden Enough?”

YouTube, Ralph Martin
Ralph Martin talks about the strong concern the Holy Spirit put into his soul for the salvation of President Biden, and how important it is that those in authority in ...
WATCH: Chicago Priest Blesses Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

WATCH: Chicago Priest Blesses Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

OSV News, Gina Christian
A Methodist minister has sought a blessing on her same-sex union from a priest at a parish within the Archdiocese of Chicago, months after the Vatican issued a document on ...
New Orleans Archdiocese Target of Child Sex-Trafficking Inquiry

New Orleans Archdiocese Target of Child Sex-Trafficking Inquiry

The Roman Catholic archdiocese of New Orleans is the target of an active child sex-trafficking investigation, according to a sweeping and unprecedented search warrant Louisiana state police recently served on ...
US Bishops’ Quid Pro Quo With Funding Agencies

US Bishops’ Quid Pro Quo With Funding Agencies

Since 2016, the Lepanto Institute has written about the Quid Pro Quo lobbying efforts of both the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on ...
Who Will Be The Rainbow Cardinals At The Next Papal Conclave?

Who Will Be The Rainbow Cardinals At The Next Papal Conclave?

Even in the so-called peripheries, not everyone thinks like Congolese Cardinal Ambongo, symbol of the African rebellion against Fiducia supplicans. Among the electors of the future Pope, there will be ...
BE BOLD! Light a Siena Fire

BE BOLD! Light a Siena Fire

Many Catholics are familiar with the words of today’s saint, Catherine of Siena: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” Her call ...
WATCH: To Infinitas and Beyond!

WATCH: To Infinitas and Beyond!

The conversation discusses the document Dignitas Infanata issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) in the Catholic Church, which addresses transgender theory. The hosts express frustration ...
Cardinal Sarah’s Appeal to Africa’s Delegates to October Synod to Defend “Unity of Faith” in Order: SECAM President

Cardinal Sarah’s Appeal to Africa’s Delegates to October Synod to Defend “Unity of Faith” in Order: SECAM President

Aciafrica, Staff
The recent appeal that Robert Cardinal Sarah made to delegates representing the Church in Africa at the ongoing Synod on Synodality to emphasize “unity of the faith” rather than specific ...
The Ongoing Decline in Priestly Vocations

The Ongoing Decline in Priestly Vocations

Emotions ran high on the part of hundreds of Catholic parishioners who gathered recently at a meeting to learn why the archdiocese would be cutting the number of parishes in ...
Spanish Bishop Can Condemn Biden's Blasphemy - So Why Can't Most U.S. Bishops?

Spanish Bishop Can Condemn Biden’s Blasphemy – So Why Can’t Most U.S. Bishops?

President Joe Biden has come under fire for making the sign of the cross during a rally criticizing measures that restrict abortion. Among his critics are José Ignacio Munilla, the ...
3 Reasons It's Good to Be a Catholic: A Reflection from a Recent Convert

3 Reasons It’s Good to Be a Catholic: A Reflection from a Recent Convert

A few months ago, my wife and I got to know a beautiful couple who were raised Protestant but recently decided to convert to Catholicism. They are preparing to receive ...
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