Taking the Widow’s Mite

Over at The Lamp, an anonymous writer—a layman in the Archdiocese of Washington—has written movingly about the possibility that Cardinal Wilton Gregory will abolish the Extraordinary Form in his diocese. A group of Latin Mass-goers gathered outside Cardinal Gregory’s “Synodal Listening Session.” According to The Lamp, Among others who intervened was the mother of seven … Read more

The Deep Church: From the Borgias to Becciu

The CINO (cardinal in name only) belongs to an old and powerful clique of corrupt, self-serving Italians in the Roman curia. For centuries, they’ve formed a kind of Deep Church equivalent to America’s own Deep State. Popes, like presidents, may come and go, but these entrenched bureaucrats keep the institution humming from one administration to … Read more

Marxists Love Fratelli Tutti

Bishop Heinz-Josef Algermissen recently published a letter claiming that, during an October 7 meeting with Pope Francis, the Holy Father expressed “dramatic concern” with the state of the German Church. As well he might. Francis has always been wary of the German bishops’ synodal journey, which is being convened to discuss “authority and separation of … Read more

Father Moloney vs. the Cult of Woke

Progressivism is not an ideology, but a political religion. Black Lives Matter is not a political movement: it’s a secular cult. I’m sure Crisis readers need no convincing on either point. But, should any doubts remain, consider the case of the Reverend Daniel Patrick Moloney. RELATED STORY: The Sacking of Fr. Moloney Until June 9, … Read more

LISTEN: Shepherds or Sheepdogs?

The Vatican’s Secretariat of State is embroiled in scandal after one of their dubious $100 million real estate deals (in London!) went south. Did Cardinal Parolin know about his underlings’ questionable business ethics? Did Pope Francis? Is the mafia involved? And did these shady dealers frame Cardinal Pell when he found them out? Meanwhile, bishops … Read more

God or the Mob?

Should Catholics be excommunicated for holding views on race which are found to be insufficiently woke? The Jesuits seem to think so. In a June 1 editorial, America magazine urged Catholics to “hunger for [social] justice like we do the Eucharist,” and that includes seeking “repentance and reconciliation” for the crimes of the white race. … Read more

Playing Politics With Sex Abuse

Leading US bishops and senior figures in the Vatican are – quite disgracefully – playing politics with sex abuse. That is the first thing American Catholics need to understand about the chaos currently reigning in their Church. Indeed, it is something that Catholics all over the world need to know, because a crisis like this … Read more