Fr. Perricone: Four Simple Proposals For The USCCB’s Eucharistic Revival That Don’t Cost Millions of Dollars

Ominous. It is the only word which can adequately describe the 2020 Pew Research Study. It polled Catholics on their belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Almost 70 percent polled said no. Chilling, but not surprising. Even a casual glance at parishioners receiving Holy Communion in most Catholic parishes reveals … Read more

Stop Cheerleading Vatican II

On October 4th, Basic Books released George Weigel’s latest work, To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II. It left much of the Catholic world slightly confused, except for that dwindling minority still starstruck by Vatican II’s promise of a “new Pentecost.” Far be it for any faithful Catholic to call into question … Read more

Down the Rabbit Hole of Synodality

From Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland: “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to … Read more

Catholicism Is About Swords

It may seem like a lifetime ago, but some may recall the habited Catholic nun who spoke at the Republican National Convention last August. She held up her Rosary and exclaimed: “This is our most powerful weapon!” With lightning speed, a post appeared on social media (full disclosure: that term is as foreign to me … Read more

TAKE ACTION: North Dakota Lawmakers Declare War on the Church

Chills ran down the spines of Catholics on January 12 when North Dakota lawmakers announced their intention to amend the state’s Century Code relating to mandatory reporting. Under the current law, “a member of the clergy…is not required to report [knowledge or suspicion of child abuse] if the knowledge or suspicion is derived from information … Read more