Bishop Gruss Blasts ‘Devout Catholic’ Joe Biden

A Catholic bishop in Michigan vilified President Joe Biden as a “stupid” Catholic “who is not living the life Jesus wants for him” during a presentation after a celebration of daily Mass. During a reflection on “Forgiveness as the Heart of Christianity,” Bishop Robert Gruss of Saginaw told attendees at the Cathedral of Mary of … Read more

Bishop Seitz Calls Border Controls ‘Transparently Political’ and ‘Racist’

Doesn’t Bishop Seitz believe illegal immigration is a crime? National Catholic Reporter provides some details about Bishop Mark Seitz recent lecture at Fairfield University: “The attack on Annunciation House represents an escalation in Texas’ efforts in recent years to militarize the border and to enact legislation criminalizing migration and people who migrate,” Seitz said. “You … Read more

Bishop Iffert Withdraws Support of Men’s Conference Because Speakers Have “Significant Baggage”

A Kentucky bishop has withdrawn from the speaker lineup of a Catholic men’s conference in Cincinnati that the local archdiocese is not sponsoring or participating in because of the “significant baggage” of its featured speakers, which include EWTN anchor Raymond Arroyo and “Passion of the Christ” actor Jim Caviezel. The Cincinnati Men’s Conference, scheduled for … Read more

Gonzaga University Faces Its Own Complicity In Sexual Abuse Crisis

National Catholic Reporter reports that Gonzaga University, a Jesuit-run institution in the state of Washington, released a 46-page report on Sept. 1 from its University Commission on Gonzaga’s Response to the Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis. The commission’s work coincided with media reports that detailed a decades long pattern of sexually abusive Jesuits being permitted to … Read more

Abuse Crisis and Leadership Failure Having Impact on Church Giving

The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they’ve suffered. And as those expenses have prompted dioceses to lay off staff, sell property … Read more