Pope Francis Sets the Stage for Doctrinal Change

I can hardly bring myself to write about yesterday’s announcement that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández to be the new head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith replacing Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J. (now 79) who was previously the secretary to Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller. Fernández is certainly … Read more

You Shall Know Them by Their Fruits

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You shall know them by their fruits.” Matthew 7:15-16 If you have read my recent Catholic Herald article, you will probably be aware of the bishop of Tyler Texas, Bishop Joseph Strickland. As I mentioned, on a recent … Read more

Archbishop Who Gave Closing Homily at Sex Abuse Summit Under Investigation

Archbishop Mark Coleridge delivered the homily at Mass closing the Meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” pledging to make the Church a safe place for everyone. In that homily, Archbishop Coleridge spoke of the concealment of abuse and said that when this happens, the powerful show themselves not men of heaven, but men of earth. Today it … Read more