It’s Time to Remove Father Rupnik’s Art

While it is far short of the sort of justice that this case demands, we have reached beyond the point in the Father Marko Rupnik scandal when concrete steps must be taken to remove the disgraced artist’s ubiquitous mosaics from public display. Certainly, this is easier said than done. But that is a logistical discussion, … Read more

Stopping the ‘Spirit of the Synod’ Before it Starts

Those attempting to exploit the Synod on Synodality are beginning to use a tactic employed by post-Vatican II agitators; their methods should be called out and dismissed before they get started. By most accounts, last week’s European continental assembly was an occasionally tense but overall constructive experience — and a significant setback for those intent … Read more

RORATE CÆLI: Bishops Should Immediately Dispense Priests and Faithful from the Horrors of Traditionis Custodes

We at Rorate Caeli are gratified and edified by the generous paternal and pastoral approach that many bishops, particularly those in the Anglo-French sphere, have taken as a response to the horror that is “Traditionis Custodes”. To those good shepherds who read this we express, from the depths of our souls, our heartfelt gratitude. In … Read more

Eradicating the McCarrick Virus

Two years after the former cardinal’s sexual predilections were revealed, the Vatican still hasn’t released its report. It has now been two years since Pope Francis accepted Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals, shortly after allegations of his sexual abuse of a minor and evidence of other sexual exploitations first detonated into public … Read more

The Catholic Church Yet Again Fails to Account for its Victims

A FEATURE of the Catholic Church’s rippling sexual abuse scandal is that past predations and coverups are often revealed by journalists, government authorities or victims and their advocates, but rarely by the church itself. That has been the case whether the alleged abusers were small-town priests, prominent bishops or the most renowned of the church’s … Read more

NCR EDITORS: More Answers Are Urgently Needed in the Ongoing McCarrick Scandal

It has now been a year since the devastating scandal surrounding the sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick exploded into public view, disastrously undermining the credibility of the Catholic Church in the United States and eroding the confidence of faithful Catholics in their own shepherds’ leadership. And while some remedial actions have been taken, … Read more

St. Louis Victims Have Waited Long Enough For Findings On Clergy Sexual Abuse

For months now, the St. Louis Archdiocese has been saying it intends to follow the lead of its counterparts around the nation and publicly identify its clergy who have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of children. Since last year, the Missouri Attorney General’s office, under two consecutive office-holders, has said it will complete … Read more