New Papal Document Puts Climate Change Before Faith

Laudate Deum, the new apostolic exhortation released by the Vatican on October 4, is an astonishing document, in which Pope Francis uses his authority to make definitive judgements—not on questions of faith and morals, but on scientific and political questions that are still under debate. In the Galileo controversy, some Church leaders unwisely sought to … Read more

Hey Bishops: It’s Time for a Papal Intervention

For many years—during the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI—worried Catholics like me wished that the Holy See would intervene to fix the damage caused by liberal American bishops. Now the roles are reversed, and I pray that our bishops, joining with bishops of other countries, will step in to guard the universal … Read more

14 Simple Steps To Eucharistic Revival – That Won’t Cost $28 Million

Last year, the US bishops’ conference launched a four-year program aimed at a National Eucharistic Revival, designed to “restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States” with a budget of $28 million. Catholic commentator Phil Lawler has recently suggested 14 practical steps the bishops could take to accomplish this objective … Read more

Is the Synod Asking the Wrong Questions?

Have you noticed that in recent years, before each meeting of the Synod of Bishops, public attention tends to fixate on one very specific topic? In 2015, before the Synod on the Family, everyone was asking whether Catholics who are divorced and illicitly remarried should receive the Eucharist. In 2019, before the Amazon Synod, the … Read more

Cardinal Hollerich: Church Teaching on Homosexuality is ‘FALSE’

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg made the astonishing suggestion that early Christians did not understand what homosexuality was, in a revealing interview with a Croatian journalist. Questioned about his statement in February 2022 that the Catechism’s teaching on homosexuality is “false,” Cardinal Hollerich said: When the Church doctrine was being created, the concept of homosexuality … Read more