New Website to Fight the Good Fight for Fr. Rothrock

Father Rothrock still awaits Bp. Doherty’s decision regarding the future of his priesthood in the Lafayette diocese. A group of Indiana Catholics has launched a website to help support their embattled priest, who was thrown under the bus by his bishop after he condemned a Marxist front group. Carmel-based Catholics for Unity and Peace (CUP) recently created an … Read more

Bishop Doherty Avoids Rosary Rally

Catholics in the diocese of Lafayette, Indiana held a Rosary rally outside the chancery on Thursday to express their support for a recently suspended priest and deliver a petition for his reinstatement. Early this month, Bp. Timothy Doherty announced the suspension of Fr. Theodore Rothrock from priestly ministry for teaching his flock that Antifa and … Read more

Bishop Named in RICO Lawsuit Dies

A retired New York prelate accused of racketeering is dead. Edward U. Kmiec died Saturday night at the age of 84. The head of the Buffalo diocese from 2004–2012, Kmiec was named in a 2019 lawsuit alleging he and other diocesan officials covered up clerical sex abuse. Buffalo-area attorney Kevin Stocker named Kmiec in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt … Read more

WATCH: The Case of Fr. Theodore Rothrock

Faithful Catholics in the diocese of Lafayette, Indiana are troubled by their bishop’s capitulation to a leftist group’s demand that a good priest be ousted. “Fr. Ted is superb. He’s done more community outreach with all groups of people — not just whites, not just this person — black, brown, the Asians — everywhere, all … Read more

Idaho Bishop Bans Mass ‘Ad Orientem’

While the traditional Latin Mass is growing prolifically in Idaho and elsewhere, the bishop of Boise has forbidden priests from facing east, using Communion rails or incorporating traditional elements when offering Novus Ordo Mass. Published in the March-April issue of the Idaho Catholic Register is a February memo from Bp. Peter Christensen clarifying liturgical practices … Read more

Bishop McElroy Tells Catholic Voters Climate Change Death Toll ‘Larger’ Than Abortion

Abortion and climate change were compared several times in a recent speech by San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, who insisted Catholics must not be single-issue voters. Playing his part to influence the Catholic vote in the upcoming California presidential primaries, McElroy claimed both abortion and climate change are “core life issues” — while alleging the latter ends … Read more

Crookston Priest Still at Treatment Center Over Vague Allegations

A Minnesota priest placed on administrative leave for vague reasons — by a bishop under multiple investigations for clerical sex abuse cover-up — spent his 22nd day on Tuesday at a facility sometimes weaponized against priests. Dated Jan. 10, the official statement of the Crookston diocese cites “non-criminal, non-sexual boundary violations” as its reasons for placing Fr. … Read more

Vatican Calls for Liturgies with Protestants on Reformation Day

Catholic dioceses in the United States and Canada are officially participating in ecumenical prayer services with Lutherans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ), a document that some view as unifying and others as erroneous. Members of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council … Read more

Cardinal Tobin Hires LGBTQ Leader for Archdiocesan Operations

Cardinal Joseph Tobin’s new senior associate for operations in the archdiocese of Newark is a devoted LGBTQ leader. Originally from Houston, Texas, Sean Ryan is a consultant for McKinsey & Company, who in October began an assignment with the archdiocese as the cardinal’s senior associate for operations. In his LinkedIn profile, Ryan describes himself as an … Read more