Is Francis a Pope or a Pretender?

The arguments in his defense don’t stand the test of time In the wake of Bishop Joseph Strickland’s removal by Francis, the question of Francis’ own status has resurfaced. Is he really the pope? Or is he an imposter or an anti-pope or something worse? When the question was initially raised years ago, quite a … Read more

Is Francis a False Prophet?

Is Francis a false prophet? Some Catholics claim that he is. They refer to him as “the false prophet, the forerunner of the antichrist.” However, before addressing the charge it’s important to ask a prior question—namely, is it at all possible for such a thing to happen? Could the Cardinals possibly make such a bad … Read more

Pope Francis Says Don’t Worry About Sin – Our Lady Says Otherwise

Catholics are confused and divided over Pope Francis. For years he has been introducing novel changes into the Church that seem to conflict not only with traditional practices but also with established Church teaching. An increasing number of Catholics have come to the conclusion that Francis (along with others in the hierarchy) is in the … Read more

A Non-Catholic Pope?

“A non-Catholic Pope”? It sounds like a contradiction in terms. But those are the words used to describe Pope Francis by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. In fact, he rarely uses the term “Pope Francis.” He refers to him instead as “Bergoglio” and to his pontificate as the … Read more

A Thoroughly Modern Synod

Pope Francis just announced that the multi-year Synod on Synodality will be extended another year. Apparently, the synodalists need more time to complete what Cardinal Gerhard Muller describes as a “hostile takeover of the Church.”  As the Synod drags on, it threatens to drag many in the Church into apostasy. One particular worry of synod … Read more

Does The Synod Have A Sinister Purpose?

In a recent interview on EWTN’s The World Over, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, warned that the Synod on Synodality was engaged in a “hostile takeover of the Church.” If you’re not sure what “synodality “means, don’t feel bad, very few know what the Synod … Read more

The Popular Belief That Empties Churches

The devastating impact of the premise that people are essentially good. In a recent Front Page column, Dennis Prager criticizes the idea that people are basically good. The belief that humans are inherently good is both “foolish” and “dangerous,” writes Prager, and it leads to much suffering. He offers several sobering examples from recent history … Read more

Catholics Take Notice: The Slow Boat to China Accelerates

In early November, Archbishop Jose Gomez, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated Joe Biden as “the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith.” The implication seemed to be that Catholics should be proud because another member of their team had made it to the top. The Archbishop’s message … Read more