Pope Francis’s “All-Out Battle” Against Clerical Abuse has been an Epic Failure

Five years ago, the Pontiff railed against “abominable crimes that must be erased from the face of the earth…” His record since has been abysmal and even scandalous. The largest single gathering of the Catholic Church’s hierarchical leadership to combat clerical sexual abuse and coverup closed five years ago–five years to the day, if you … Read more

Fiducia Supplicans: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Two developments—both entirely foreseeable, one so easily avoidable as to be in essence an unforced error—are making the already improbable management of the Fiducia supplicans fiasco almost entirely impossible. The first is the reported influx of requests for papal blessings on parchment sheets for same-sex couples. Italy’s Il Messaggero newspaper had the story over the … Read more

Bishop of Togo Direct Priests to Refrain from Performing Same-Sex Blessings

CLARIFICATION OF THE CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS OF TOGO FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION OF THE DECLARATION FIDUCIA SUPPLICANS ON THE PASTORAL MEANING OF BLESSINGS The Bishops of Togo have followed closely the questions, concerns and controversy caused by the publication of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans on the Pastoral … Read more

The Spectacular Failed Launch of Fiducia Supplicans

It isn’t every day that the top papal lieutenant goes on the record to discuss something about which he’d just said there would be no further clarification, but that’s what just happened in an interview published by The Pillar with the prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. That’s one of the … Read more

The Great Bergoglio Train Wreck

The moral teaching of the Church, especially on matters sexual, is undercut directly in Fiducia Supplicans, and that is not an accident. The latest document from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, titled Fiducia Supplicans (Supplicating Trust), has generated a lot of controversy since its release early Monday. And as has become more … Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller Exposes a Crisis in Church Teaching

Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández’s response to ten dubia from Cardinal Dominik Duka, Archbishop Emeritus of Pragues, seems to require the faithful to embrace teachings contrary to Catholic doctrine. In July 2023, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) received ten dubia (formal questions) from Cardinal Dominik Duka, Archbishop Emeritus of Prague, on behalf … Read more

Will There be a Eucharistic Revival?

Why invest so much time, personnel, and money into a form of Eucharistic Revival and a National Eucharistic Congres that cannot achieve its stated purposes? My mother said, “If you don’t want people to read it, then don’t write it down.” What if you didn’t write something down because you didn’t think that it needed … Read more

Why Did Pope Francis Meet With Pro-“LGBTQ+” Co-Founder Of New Ways Ministry?

“Scandal takes on a particular gravity by reason of the authority of those who cause it or the weakness of those who are scandalized. … Scandal is grave when given by those who by nature or office are obliged to teach and educate others.” — CCC 2285; cf. Lk 17:1 On Tuesday, October 17th, Pope … Read more