The Anti-Catholic Path of Synodality

This week the USCCB released a report with the bureaucratically self-important title, “National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America for the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod.” Essentially, it’s a report from the bishops summarizing the results of the past year’s synodal “listening sessions” held in dioceses throughout the … Read more

Power vs. Authority in the Church

The recent Vatican directive that parishes can’t advertise their scheduled traditional Latin Masses was met with widespread mockery on social media. For anyone who has worked in a parish, the idea of a curial bureaucrat in Rome trying to tell Mrs. Jones at St. Joseph parish in Des Moines what she can put in the … Read more

The Vatican’s Homosexual Flirtation

The Vatican just ran afoul of the LGBTQ mafia. The Synod of Bishops removed a link on its website to New Ways Ministry, a pro-homosexual group whose work was condemned by the Vatican back in 1999 for being “doctrinally unacceptable.” But in an about-face that would make any woke PR director proud, Synod officials quickly … Read more

WATCH: US Bishops Completely Clueless

  The US Bishops document on Eucharist Coherence is one great big nothing burger. Eric Sammons, editor of Crisis Magazine, breaks down last week’s USCCB meeting in Baltimore, and why it demonstrates how out of touch our bishops are to the crisis in the Church today.

Standing-Up to the LGBT Anti-Bullying Bullies

“Bullies” are the modern-day boogeymen. Lurking around every corner ready to pounce on their prey, they live to inflict psychological harm on their victims. They demand blind obedience to their views, eliminating anyone who opposes their reign. Bullies apparently dominate our school yards, workplaces, and of course social media. According to the mainstream narrative, within … Read more

The Present Crisis

More than 38 years ago, Ralph McInerny and Michael Novak founded a new journal called Catholicism in Crisis, later renamed Crisis Magazine. In its opening editorial, entitled “The Present Crisis,” they wrote, “The crisis in which we find ourselves is one of faith and theology, especially concerning questions of the temporal order and the role … Read more

Covid-19 and the Limits of Obedience

The response to Covid-19 has resulted in a flood of restrictions on our behavior and activities, including within the Church. Initially, the bishops in the United States suspended the public celebration of Mass. If you weren’t a cleric, then it’s unlikely you could go to Mass anywhere in America from mid-March to mid-May. Then dioceses … Read more

When Bishops Lose Their Authority

While on the scaffold awaiting his execution, St. Thomas More famously declared, “I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.” Throughout the controversy surrounding King Henry’s divorce and remarriage, More was adamant about one thing: he was a servant of the king, and accepted the king’s authority over the land. Although he could not … Read more