Cupich Caves On Mask Mandates For Kids

It’s a Miracle! “The Science” Changes Overnight. Catholic schools across much of the Archdiocese of Chicago can now make masks optional, according to an abrupt shift in the archdiocese’s COVID-19 policy. Citing a “dramatic drop” in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, Greg Richmond, the archdiocese’s schools superintendent, announced the change in a letter sent to … Read more

‘Good Catholic’ Joe Biden Reaffirms Support for Abortion on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Crickets from Cardinal Gregory as Biden reaffirms his support for abortion. President Joe Biden pledged to defend a so-called right to abortion and reaffirmed his commitment to the widespread availability of the procedure in a Jan. 22 statement marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. “The constitutional … Read more

Virginia Catholics Petition Bishop Burbidge to Restore the Traditional Latin Mass

Supporters of the Traditional Latin Mass are petitioning Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, to lift restrictions he recently imposed on the celebration of the sacraments in the Extraordinary Form. “In the spirit of the Synodal Path that the church has embarked upon, we humbly ask that you engage in consultations with the faithful of … Read more

Rhode Island Priest Arrested on Charges of Child Pornography

Father James Jackson, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, was arrested at the parish on Oct. 30 and charged with three crimes related to child sexual abuse material. Father Jackson, 66, was charged with possession of child pornography, transfer of child … Read more

Boston Priest Says Catholics Can Support ‘Right To Choose’ Abortion, Archdiocese Declines Comment

A Boston priest has said he believes in “a woman’s right to choose” on the issue of abortion, and will continue his advocacy for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, despite Catholic teaching on abortion and a Church prohibition on clerical advocacy for political candidates. Msgr. Paul Garrity of the Archdiocese of Boston spoke to CNA Tuesday, … Read more

Vatican Imposes Restrictions on Disgraced Bishop Bransfield, But Fails to Laicize

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, will no longer be allowed to participate in public Masses or live within his former diocese. He must “make personal amends” for the harm he brought to the diocese, Pope Francis announced in a communique released on Friday afternoon. Bransfield is reported to have sexually harassed, assaulted, … Read more

Catholic Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) Blocks Medical Care for Abortion Survivors

Archbishop Sartain, the ball’s in your court. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) introduced the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act and looked to pass the bill Feb. 4 via unanimous consent. That process means one senator can stop the vote by raising an objection. “You’re either for babies or you’re defending infanticide,” Sasse said Monday before the vote. … Read more