Who Is to Blame When Catholics Leave the Church?

It seems some people want to shoot the messenger instead of addressing the underlying problems. Every now and then we read on social media about a Catholic lapsing from the practice of the Faith, or apostatizing—transferring allegiance to some grouping not in communion with the Holy See. This is always a tragedy. As St. Peter … Read more

Sorry, Cardinal Cupich, You Can’t Require Private Baptisms to Have Episcopal Approval

Church law informs parents that they have an obligation—not just an option—to have their children baptised in the ‘first few weeks.’ Much has been written about the lack of Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) in the current public health situation, but I’d like to say something about the Sacrament of Baptism. This … Read more

Why Catholic Bishops are TERRIFIED of Investigations

The Pennsylvania Grand Jury report into clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church and the Australian Royal Commission on child sex-abuse have an English equivalent in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which is currently taking evidence from witnesses, in public hearings. Bishops and religious superiors publicly humiliated by these bodies have, of course, brought it upon themselves. Certainly, … Read more