Parish Priest to Pope: ‘You are Hurting my Parish’ by Promoting Homosexuality

A Catholic priest in San Francisco published an open letter to Pope Francis accusing the pontiff of “hurting” his parish and ministry by promoting homosexuality and urging him to preach the Gospel clearly. “My Papa Francesco, I must tell you that you are making my job as a parish priest difficult,” wrote Father Joseph Illo … Read more

WATCH: Canadian Priest Courageously Rebukes Bishops Endorsing ‘Blessings’ of Sinful Relationships

  Canadian priest Father Mark Goring delivered a warning to Catholic bishops promoting “blessings” for “sinful partnership situations,” urging them to repent so that they do not “perish eternally.” “There’s a handful of bishops out there, and you guys seem to be authorizing or allowing the blessing of sinful partnership situations,” Father Goring noted in … Read more

Leftist Catholics Accusing Dr. Scott Hahn of ‘Schism’

Left-wing Catholics have sparked outrage and mockery for accusing renowned Catholic author and evangelist Scott Hahn of “schism” because he expressed gratitude for a new pastoral letter from Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas. Hahn’s detractors include prominent liberal Catholic writers and academics, such as papal biographer Austen Ivereigh, who have themselves defended or praised … Read more

WATCH: Bishop Strickland Tells Catholics to ‘Speak for What You Believe’ in Powerful Speech at Dodgers Protest

  Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, called on Catholics to “speak to the world the message of Jesus Christ” and be “ready to die” for Him in a powerful speech at Friday’s protest against the L.A. Dodgers’ blasphemous “Pride Night.” “Brothers and sisters, we can’t be shy about our faith,” he said to cheers, … Read more

Archbishop Aquila Refutes Cardinal McElroy’s Call For ‘Radical Inclusion’ Of Homosexuals, Adulterers

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver pushed back on Cardinal Robert McElroy’s call to give Communion to homosexuals and adulterers in “objectively grave sin,” insisting that inclusion “cannot mean that we remain in our sins.” McElroy sparked controversy with an essay last week in America Magazine explicitly rejecting “a theology of eucharistic coherence” and demanding “radical … Read more

Sr. Dede Byrne: Fr. Pavone’s Laicization Is A ‘Travesty’

Sister Deidre “Dede” Byrne has come to the defense of Father Frank Pavone, calling his laicization a “travesty” and raising concerns about the Vatican’s favorable treatment of heterodox and abusive priests. “The most vocal pro-life priest has been laicized,” lamented Sister Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts order in Washington, … Read more

Louisiana Bishops Conference Endorses Abortifacient Drugs in Cases of Rape

The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB) has come out in favor of emergency contraception for cases of rape, despite the abortifacient nature of the measure and the Vatican’s insistence that it is morally impermissible. In recent comments to Louisiana newspaper The Advocate, Tom Costanza, executive director of the LCCB, which speaks on behalf the … Read more

Cardinal Dolan Endorses Fr. James Martin’s New LGBT Activism Group

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York recently gave a strong endorsement of Fr. James Martin’s activism and the dissident Jesuit’s new LGBT group “Outreach.” In a letter dated May 5 and published late last month by Outreach, Dolan praised the organization, which Martin launched this year, describing it as “an important ministry” ahead of its … Read more