Cardinal Maradiaga Evacuated From Plane Due to Protesters & Threat of “Lynching”

Part of Pope Francis’ inner circle, Maradiaga has been the subject of many controversies in his home country of Honduras Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, the head of the pope’s council of cardinal advisers, has, according to a tweet from National Catholic Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin, been evacuated from a plane bound for Panama today due to political protests at … Read more

Viganò: Rome Has No “Genuine Willingness to Attend to the Real Causes” of Clerical Sex Abuse Crisis

In response to an invitation to participate in a National Catholic Register symposium on the Clerical Sex Abuse Summit in Rome later this month, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has once again made public comments about the crisis in the Church. In his brief essay, he signals pessimism about the upcoming meeting, saying, “I am praying intensely for the success … Read more

Director of Papal Residence, Msgr. Battista Ricca, Highlights Depth of Homosexual Infiltration in the Church

I’ve been under the impression for a while now that everyone knew about Msgr. Battista Ricca, who is the director of the Casa Santa Marta (where the pope lives) and was the pope’s hand-picked liaison – his “eyes and ears” – on Vatican Bank reform. But I saw a post from a well informed Catholic … Read more

Actuating a Schism

At his longtime blog, Creative Minority Report, 1P5 and Remnant contributor Patrick Archbold has a five-part series about “actuating” the schism in the Church. Some of you are going to want to read the whole thing, but I’d like to offer a Cliff’s Notes version here by way of introduction. In the first installment, Archbold begins with … Read more

The Big Ugly

If you’re a Catholic and you have a pulse, you feel it: we’ve entered into a moment in Church history that is wholly unique. Some will seek historical parallels in this or that heresy, this or that crisis, and mostly fail to do so. In large part, they fail because they’re wrong, but also because … Read more

Cardinal DiNardo Accused of Neglect in Abuse Case While in Rome to Meet with Pope on Abuse Crisis

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has been accused by two alleged victims of clerical abuse of failing to remove their priest abuser from ministry. The alleged perpetrator, Father Manuel LaRosa-Lopez, was arrested in Conroe, Texas on Tuesday on four counts of indecency … Read more

The Amazing Story of How Archbishop Viganò’s Report Came to Be

This report, originally published by the Italian blogger, journalist, and author Aldo Maria Valli, tells the story of how Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former apostolic nuncio to the United States, came to publish his now-infamous report about the coverup of clerical abuse in the highest echelons of the Church, and a hint of what it has cost him. As … Read more