Archbishop Lori Fails to Mention the U.S. Bishops’ ‘Preeminent Issue’ of Abortion While Offering Voting Advice to Catholics

Baltimore’s Abp. William Lori isn’t mentioning the word abortion when giving direction to U.S. voters. In an op-ed published Friday in the archdiocese’s mouthpiece, the Catholic Review, Lori’s guidance did begin with attacks on society’s “most vulnerable,” which pro-lifers would understand to mean unborn babies who were slaughtered in the womb. “In casting our vote, we need to think first of those … Read more

Vatican Boots Appeal of Pastor Expressing Outrage Over Sex Abuse

The Vatican is refusing to hear a Virginia priest’s appeal, owing to canonical technicalities. The Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy (CFC) will not hear an appeal by Fr. Mark White, who is resisting attempts to oust him as pastor of two parishes by Richmond’s bishop, Barry Knestout. In a response dated June 2, the CFC told White’s advocate (who submitted the appeal) that White’s petition was not submitted by … Read more

Seattle Archbishop Etienne Bans Kneeling for Holy Communion

Seattle’s Abp. Paul Etienne is attempting to stop Catholics from kneeling to receive Holy Communion. In a pastoral letter promoting the Eucharist titled “The Work of Redemption,” the archbishop writes, “As we move in procession to the altar, we bow before receiving the Body or Blood of Christ, and remain standing to receive Holy Communion, whether the host or … Read more

Outspoken Pastor Fights Back

Virginia priest resists removal by McCarrick protégé A priest who criticized Church leaders for mishandling the sex abuse crisis is resisting his bishop’s attempts to remove him as pastor. Richmond, Virginia’s Bp. Barry Knestout, who rose to prominence as a personal secretary to serial homosexual predator Theodore McCarrick, is trying to remove Fr. Mark White as pastor of … Read more

Vatican Announces 2022 Synod on ‘Synodality’

So-called synodality will be the topic of the next ordinary Synod of Bishops. “Pope Francis has convoked the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops,” according to Cdl. Lorenzo Baldisseri via a Vatican press release issued on Saturday. Baldisseri, as general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, is saying the theme of the synod — scheduled for October 2022 … Read more

Newark Selling Archbishop’s Opulent Home

The Newark archdiocese is selling the luxurious estate of former Abp. John Myers, who retired in 2017 after spending $500,000 on its expansion. Newark Cdl. Joseph Tobin announced on Tuesday that he intends to sell the upscale property, noting the decline of Myers’ “physical and mental health” is motivating the archbishop emeritus to relocate to his home state of Illinois. “The archdiocese has begun preparation … Read more

WATCH: If Seminaries Are ‘Now Good,’ Then How’d This Guy Get Through?

A priest ordained in 2017 for the diocese of Cleveland, Ohio just had his bond related to child porn charges tripled. Geauga County Judge Terri Stupica raised the bond from $50,000 to $150,000 for Fr. Robert McWilliams owing to recent charges from multiple counties following his arrest last month. Stupica also ordered that McWilliams, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, avoid contact with any … Read more

Bishop Hubbard Faces Third Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The former bishop of Albany, New York is being sued for the third time since the state extended its statute of limitations involving sex abuse. The lawsuit accusing Bp. Howard Hubbard of abusing a teenage boy in the late 1970s was filed with the state Supreme Court in Albany on Thursday. The lawsuit also names Fr. Joseph Mato as an accomplice to the abuse, which allegedly … Read more

Archbishop Viganò: Creating A ‘New Church’ is their Ultimate Goal

Creating a so-called “new Church” is a centuries-old project of Freemasons that has accelerated under revolution-minded clerics in the last 60 years, according to Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò. In an interview published on Monday by Dr. Robert Moynihan, founder and editor-in-chief of Inside the Vatican, Viganò echoed the warnings from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI published in April affirming that the current crisis of clerical sex abuse stems from a larger crisis involving … Read more

Questioning a Pope’s Prudential Judgement Is Not Schismatic – So What’s The Real Reason Fr. Vaughn Treco Was Excommunicated?

If questioning a pope’s prudential judgments was schismatic, as it supposedly was for Fr. Vaughn Treco, then St. Paul would have been excommunicated. Saint Peter, or Cephas as he was called, was given a vision as recorded in chapter 10 of the Acts of the Apostles that the keeping of the Mosaic law was no longer required by God. This he taught infallibly … Read more