Bishop Wilmer Calls for ‘Significant Changes in Sexual Morality in the Catholic Church’

The bishop of Hildesheim, Germany, who may still be named prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, recently published a letter stating that “it has become clear that we need significant changes in sexual morality in the Catholic Church.” Shortly before Christmas 2022, it seemed likely that Dr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, bishop … Read more

Bishop Paprocki Schools Cardinal McElroy on the Catholic Faith

Much ink has been spilled about Cardinal Robert McElroy’s January 24th piece in America on synodality and inclusion. Less attention has been paid to Cardinal McElroy’s follow up interview (Feb 3, 2023), also in America, in which his views on sexual immorality were more explicit and, unfortunately, more concerning. The Cardinal explains, “We have cast … Read more

Cardinal Becciu is Just the Tip of the Corruption Iceberg in the Vatican

Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s eight-year tenure in the Vatican Secretariat of State has left a trail of scandal and moral wreckage that makes for sensational headlines. But that may be obscuring the more significant and under-reported aspect of Holy See’s corruption problem, and that is the apparent involvement of Pope Francis himself, as well as numerous … Read more

Pope Francis and the Cardinal Becciu Affair

Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s fall from grace in the Francis papacy is unparalleled in recent Vatican history, and the Vatican’s public relations apparatus is portraying his case as an example of the pope’s commitment to cleaning up corruption within the Holy See. However, Becciu’s misbehavior was on public display for many years while he held the … Read more

Archbishop Aquila Offers Fraternal Correction To Cardinal Cupich

On April 14, 2021 America Magazine, as part of its ongoing “Conversations” in America Media, published an article I wrote entitled: “For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we must be willing to challenge Catholics persisting in grave sin”. In that article I made a number of points. The responses I have received to … Read more

The Health-First Heresy

The health-first heresy seems to have broken out quite spontaneously with COVID itself. It required no heresiarch to cultivate it other than the human fear of suffering and death. Its tell-tale mark is the claim, implicit or explicit, that care for the body trumps care for the soul. A correlative feature, scarcely less visible, is … Read more

WANTED: Bishops With Courage to Demand a COVID-19 Vaccine That’s Safe, Effective, and Moral

Now is the time—while the vaccines are in the process of development and testing—to denounce unethically derived vaccines and to promote morally sound ones. NOTE: While the USCCB did issue a letter on this subject, more is needed to ensure there will be an ethical vaccine alternative. The biopharma sprint toward production of a safe … Read more