Synod Forced to Acknowledge What Young People Really Want: An End to TLM Restrictions

Pope Francis likes to talk of the “God of Surprises.” In this connection, Pope Francis praised St. Peter, “who had the freedom not to hinder God’s grace, and not to “silence the din that the Spirit makes when he comes to the Church.” For Francis and his allies, one of the greatest surprises of the ‘consultation … Read more

Pope Francis and the “Clericalized Laity”: a Confused Critique

Pope Francis has issued an attack on American Catholics, denouncing them as “backwards” and  “reactionary” in an interview released Monday. Francis has made similar comments against his perceived “conservative” critics on other occasions. This particular denunciation received much more press coverage not because it was nastier (Francis last summer accused traditionalists of having a “dead faith”), … Read more