A Weary World Rejoices

I suppose it’s a kind of privilege, of the kind one never asks for: We now live in times of an uncanny similitude to the very first Christmas in history. We’re ex-citizens, now subjects, of a once-great and free republic. Wealth, corruption, and luxury bloated it into an empire. We are ruled by a senile … Read more

Caesar, Mammon, and Sodom Unite in the Great Reset of Churches

Is Pope Francis laying down breadcrumbs for LGBT groups to sue his church into compliance with same-sex unions? Last week, Jason Jones interviewed theologian John Gravino about the “Great Catholic Reset.” That’s a plan Gravino believes exists within church circles, and that Pope Francis favors. It’s relevant to all Christians because it entails entangling Church … Read more

Did U.S. Bishops Make a Deal With the Democrats, Like the Vatican’s Alliance With China?

We Catholics were deeply scandalized when Pope Francis sent then-Cardinal McCarrick (yes, the child molester now hiding from reporters) to negotiate a deal with Communist China. Its terms remain partly secret. That piece of transparency hearkens back to the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Two apparent enemies inked a deal against the West, the secret provisions including … Read more

LISTEN: The Treason of the Clergy: ‘Woke’ Prelates Begging for Head-Pats From Arsonists and Looters

  Angry, larcenous mobs organized by radical terrorist groups roam America’s blue cities at will. The same mayors like Bill de Blasio who threatened to seize church and synagogue property six weeks ago, if they violated “social distancing”? Now they won’t use the police to protect the livelihoods and job sites of millions of their … Read more

Tide Pod Vestments and Child Abuse

Today I’d like to talk about something that might seem a bit trivial. Tacky religious vestments. But if you’ll bear with me, I think you’ll see that in something this “secondary,” and “external,” a dark world of meaning lies hid. That’s how symbols work, isn’t it? There’s a universe of difference between presenting a woman … Read more

Catholics Ask Shepherds: Where Are You?

A national open letter campaign launched this week. Its aim? To urge all U.S. bishops to find safe ways to restore the sacraments to Catholics, who’ve been deprived of them because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Full disclosure: I added my name to the list of signatories.) “Something is terribly wrong with a culture that allows … Read more

A Cleansing Fire Is Coming for Catholics

The oldest living thing on earth is a vast stand of aspens, named Pando. Genetically one single plant that has extended its roots for 106 acres, it has existed for 80,000 years. But now it may be dying. Why? In part because we humans have been suppressing forest fires. But aspens need periodic cleansing fires to … Read more