WATCH: US Bishops Completely Clueless

  The US Bishops document on Eucharist Coherence is one great big nothing burger. Eric Sammons, editor of Crisis Magazine, breaks down last week’s USCCB meeting in Baltimore, and why it demonstrates how out of touch our bishops are to the crisis in the Church today.

Bishops Spinning the Truth in Baltimore

Imagine for just a moment if Christ called a meeting of His disciples to strategize how to moderate His tone so as not to offend the Pharisees. You likely can barely bring yourself to do it. As a Catholic, you know Christ wasn’t interested in being popular or not offending the establishment. One of the … Read more

Cardinal Cupich and The Big Lie

This Lie of surpassing Bigness is not the systematic cover-up of decades of sexual abuse by ecclesiastical authorities, although this can certainly be laid at their feet. Neither is it the strange eagerness of many bishops to promote illegal immigration, resettlement, and the mass injection of citizens with abortion-tainted serums (positions entirely unrelated to attracting … Read more

Surviving “Synodality”

All too often, synodality is misconstrued to promote a democratic, egalitarian Church, in which every teaching and practice is considered up for debate, as if a majority of Rhineland bishops supporting the blessing of same-sex unions would somehow reveal the affirming voice of the Holy Spirit. Other ill-fated attempts at synodality push for secular notions … Read more

The Merciful Act of Excommunication

Whether cohabiting couples, out and proud gays, “social” alcoholics, serial monogamists, or persons engaged in any one of the number of socially acceptable sins, they are members in churches—maybe yours—who have gone unchallenged for behaviors and lifestyles that are incongruent with Scripture and Church teaching; and many are in leadership roles. Most egregious are Catholic … Read more

Down the Rabbit Hole of Synodality

From Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland: “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to … Read more

Without the Right of Conscience, There Is No Common Good

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich recently mandated that all priests and employees of his diocese receive vaccinations against COVID-19. While medical exemptions to his mandate will be granted, religious exemptions will be refused. You read that correctly. With a broad appeal to the “common good,” the cardinal is refusing to recognize individual objections of conscience. Perhaps … Read more

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