Chicago Faithful Flummoxed by Inconsistent Liturgy Policy

Perhaps no U.S. diocese has implemented Traditiones Custodes, Pope Francis’s motu proprio restricting what is commonly known as the traditional Latin Mass, as forcefully as the Archdiocese of Chicago. In fact, Cardinal Blase Cupich’s enactment of the decree has gone beyond what the text of both the motu proprio and a subsequent clarification issued by … Read more

Cordileone Schools U.S. Hierarchy On How To Be A True Bishop

Below is the full text of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s notification to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing her that she should not receive Holy Communion in her home archdiocese, the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Archbishop Cordileone made the following letter publicly available on Friday, May 20. NOTIFICATION To the Speaker of the … Read more

Cardinal Becciu Testifies That Pope Francis Was Responsible for Vatican Auditor’s Ousting

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Wednesday that he is blameless in the forced resignation of a Vatican auditor, because it came at Pope Francis’ request. Cardinal Becciu was said to be responsible for the sudden firing in 2017 of the Vatican’s first auditor general, Libero Milone, as well as the cancelation of an internal audit. But … Read more

Drag Show at Saint Joseph’s University

How does a drag show fit the mission of a Catholic university? That is what a Catholic education expert asked when hearing about such a performance, which took place at the Jesuit university in Philadelphia last Friday. A drag show, listed as an event of Saint Joseph’s Univerity’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, was held … Read more

Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday

The nine-day devotion, share with the world by St. Faustina Kowalska, will end on Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter. Pope Francis has called God’s mercy “an abyss beyond our comprehension.” “God’s mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones ( Ezekiel 37:1-14),” the Holy Father … Read more

International Coalition of Bishops Offers ‘Fraternal Letter of Concern’ to German Episcopacy over ‘Synodal Path’

Over 70 bishops from 4 different continents warn that heterodox German reform efforts risk fracturing Church unity, adversely impacting the Church globally. Seventy-four Catholic bishops from four different continents have signed a “fraternal open letter” to their episcopal counterparts in Germany, expressing concern over the German Church’s controversial “Synodal Path.” While noting the need for … Read more

US Priest Begs Cardinals to Uphold Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality

In an open letter Father Philip Bochanski, executive director of Courage International, implores Cardinals Jean-Claude Hollerich and Reinhard Marx: ‘Your Eminences, I beg you, please be faithful to your oath.’ Your Eminences, As a priest engaged for many years in pastoral ministry to people who experience same-sex attractions, I read your recent public comments about … Read more

Who Are The 14 ‘Fake Catholic’ Senators Who Supported The ‘Shameful’ Pro-Abortion Bill?

Here are the fruits of decades of bishops failing to hold people accountable. Fourteen Catholic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate supported a failed attempt to pass a sweeping new abortion law that threatened to override states’ pro-life laws and remove restrictions on abortion up to the point of birth, in some cases. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. … Read more

Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life Support Assisted Suicide

The fruits of Bergoglio’s deconstruction of the PAL now on display for all to see. Jesuit Father Carlo Casalone, a professor of moral theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, proposed such an approach that critics stress fully contradicts Church teaching in a Jan. 15 article in the Jesuit periodical La Civilta Cattolica — a journal … Read more