Cardinal Cupich Lauds Cardinal Bernardin’s Discredited ‘Seamless Garment’

The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has given prominent coverage to a speech by Cardinal Blase Cupich at Fordham University, praising the “consistent ethic of life” championed by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, in his famous “seamless garment” speech forty years ago. Cardinal Cupich praised his predecessor for suggesting that “the spectrum of life cuts across … Read more

Synod in Sight: What Ghosts Of The Past Can Tell Us About The Future

Catholics who have not lost sight of the eschatological promise at the heart of Christ’s message are well acquainted with the slanderous label “conspiracy theorist.” Those of us still discerning the “signs of the times,” who are keenly aware of historical typologies, who keep watch of men and their plots, are considered paranoid kooks and … Read more

Cupich Covers-Up Bernardin Rape Charge – Falsely Claims All Allegations Have Been Reported

Cardinal Blase Cupich is falsely claiming that he’s turned over all allegations of clerical sex abuse to law enforcement. Chicago’s archbishop is telling local media that even unsubstantiated cases involving clerical sex abuse have been handed over to the Illinois attorney general. The Chicago Tribune reported on Monday, “Cupich noted that the archdiocese reported every allegation of abuse to … Read more

What Begins in Bad Theology Ends in Police Raids

Prosecutors busting into chanceries is the new normal under Pope Francis. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, whose Galveston-Houston chancery was raided this week by prosecutors in search of abuse-related files, always struck me as a pretty haunted and compromised figure. DiNardo came out of Pittsburgh and the corrupt milieu of Cardinal John Wright, who was an accused … Read more

FrancisChurch Goes From Scandal to Scandal

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory was a protégé of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who played a leading role in the Gaying of the Catholic Church in America. In a nod to that legacy, Bernardin requested the Windy City Gay Men’s Chorus perform at his funeral. As an auxiliary bishop under Bernardin in Chicago, Gregory witnessed … Read more