The Growing Rift Between the Vatican and USCCB

Last week the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered for their “Fall Plenary Assembly” in Baltimore. There seem to have been two main stories which have emerged from this event. One is the continuing insistence on the pre-eminence of abortion, with U.S. bishops approving a voting guide affirming this, despite resistance from Pope Francis’s … Read more

Papal Nuncio Reportedly Asked Bishop Strickland Not to Attend the U.S. Bishops Conference

Bishop Joseph Strickland has told me that the apostolic nuncio to the United States, Cardinal Christophe Pierre, explicitly asked him not to attend the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Baltimore this week. There has been much controversy around the shocking removal of Bishop Strickland from his position as the shepherd and bishop of Tyler, Texas. Many … Read more

Papal Nuncio Has Isolated Himself U.S. Bishops

When Archbishop Timothy Broglio began on Tuesday morning his USCCB presidential address on the state of the Church in the U.S., he quoted from scripture, urging that “whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the Churches.” To most of those with ears to hear, it seems clear that Broglio was talking … Read more

US Nuncio Reportedly Told Bishop Strickland ‘There Is No Deposit of Faith’

Terry Barber of Virgin Most Powerful Radio revealed on Sunday that Pope Francis’ apostolic nuncio to the United States, Cardinal Christophe Pierre, told Bishop Joseph Strickland three years ago that “there is no deposit of faith.” Barber, who regularly speaks with the faithful and recently deposed prelate of Tyler, Texas, on his radio program The … Read more

Bishop Strickland’s Removal Looks Like Something Out of a Gangster Movie

On Saturday, November 11, Bishop Joseph Strickland was formally removed from the pastoral governance of the diocese of Tyler, Texas. The lawless process employed to remove him from office resembled a script from a gangster film. The Players The story began with an apostolic visitation ordered by the new prefect of the Dicastery of Bishops, … Read more

US Apostolic Nuncio Receives Blowback for Slamming the Traditional Latin Mass

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, the recently named Cardinal Christophe Pierre, is being criticized for remarks about traditional vocations that are seen as being out of touch with reality. During an interview with left-wing America magazine this week, Pierre appeared to admit that while “seminaries are now empty” it is still not … Read more

The Good, the Bad, and the Effeminate

Pushing the TLM out of parishes and into gyms is symbolic of what those in charge in the Church wish to do with the Catholic Faith and its adherents—push it out to the margins. Ever since the publication of Traditionis Custodes (affectionately called “Traschcan Custodians” by its fans), orthodox Catholics—and not just of the Latin … Read more

Francis Schemes with Cronies to Remove Bishop Strickland

At a meeting Saturday, Pope Francis discussed with Vatican officials the prospect of requesting the resignation of Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, The Pillar has learned. The pope met Aug. 9 with Archbishop Robert Prevost, OSA, head of the Dicastery for Bishops, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United … Read more

Massive Cover-Up of Sexual Predation in the Church?

The following letter was authored by Gene Thomas Gomulka Rev. Msgr., CAPT, CHC, USN (Ret.). He is a retired Navy Captain/Chaplain who served on active duty at Marine Corps and Navy commands for over 24 years. Father (Monsignor) Gomulka and Dominican Fr. Thomas Doyle had their ecclesiastical endorsements revoked as a result of their support … Read more