Abortion, the Unholy Sacrament of the Sexual Revolution

Liberals mourning the apparent collapse of Roe v. Wade can take heart in the defensive reaction of many “conservatives” to the news. They immediately reassured liberals that their other cherished unconstitutional rulings, such as the court’s preposterous declaration of a right to gay marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, will go untouched. Republicans eagerly told reporters … Read more

The Church Caves in the Age of COVID

Where is the Church’s defense of religious conscience? The Catholic Church has a long and distinguished history of opposing tyranny. But today’s hierarchy has shown little interest in upholding that tradition in the age of COVID. From the very beginning of COVID’s outbreak, the hierarchy signaled submission to the collectivists and central planners. The bishops … Read more

‘Good Catholic’ Joe Biden Targets the Religious Freedom of Federal Contractors

The silence of the shepherds in the face of ‘Good Catholic’ Joe Biden’s relentless attacks on the teachings of the Catholic Church is deafening. Joe Biden is systematically eliminating the religious freedom protections that Donald Trump established. The latest example of Biden’s secularist program comes from his Labor Department, which is planning to undo Trump’s … Read more

The Church Can’t Get Past McCarrick

The aftershocks of the Theodore McCarrick scandal are continuing to rock the Church. The latest one came last Thursday. The defrocked cardinal “has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts in 1974,” the Associated Press reported. McCarrick faces three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person … Read more

The Upside-Down Church

Pope Francis can’t rest until all Catholics are modernists. Pope Francis has often compared the Catholic Church to a “field hospital.” It is an odd analogy in his case, given his penchant for quackery and malpractice. The healthiest patients at his field hospital have their limbs hacked off while the sickest ones receive increased dosages … Read more

The Cardinal Marx Charade

Pope Francis recently rejected a preening offer of resignation by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx. It is hard to say which gesture was phonier: the offer or the refusal. Intended as proof of the Church’s commitment to “reform,” this exchange between Pope Francis and Cardinal Marx only exposes its hollowness. The faithful have grown weary of … Read more

Catholic Cancel Culture

In an effort led by the pope, the Church is waging an all-out assault on its most orthodox believers. Before his election to the papacy, Jorge Bergoglio had already earned a reputation as an exponent of “pastoral” Catholicism. But out of it came few pastors, as those familiar with his tenure as archbishop of Buenos … Read more

Vatican Defends Biden on Communion

This pontificate is rightly seen as a repudiation of the restorationist priorities of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than on the matter of long-neglected canon law. Discussions about it had intensified under those two previous pontificates. It appeared, for example, that the Church, after many years of … Read more

Waffling Bishops on Biden and Communion

They won’t enforce canon law against him. The post-Vatican II Church has bred many of her own destroyers. Joe Biden is the premier example of this phenomenon. He is the anti-Catholic “Catholic” who persecutes his own church. He represents a political class of bad Catholics that grows larger with each passing year. The Church could … Read more

Biden’s Catholic Praetorian Guard

The Biden presidency is already exposing fissures within the Church. On inauguration day, his Catholic apologists bathed him in praise and took bitter issue with Archbishop José Gomez for daring to criticize his anti-Catholic stances. Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, issued a tame statement, offering prayers and good wishes while noting, “Our new … Read more