The Pope’s Reign and Ruin

Pope Francis closed out his summer by praising the Mongolian and Russian empires for their tolerance and humanity, before criticizing American Catholics for their backwardness and narrowness. No, you read that right the first time. He praised the horde of Genghis Khan and the imperialism of the Russian czars for their tolerance, then went on … Read more

US Bishops Vote Betrays Body and Blood of Jesus

US Bishops failed to stop pro-abortion politicians from desecrating the most Holy Eucharist during their November meeting. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) passed new guidance on Communion on Wednesday that does not address whether politicians who support abortion rights should be prohibited from receiving the Eucharist. The bishops had discussed whether to bar … Read more

The McCarrick Whitewash

The Vatican has finally released the long-awaited and long-delayed McCarrick Report. The document purports to be a thorough examination of how it was that a man who was widely known to be a sex pest and serial sexual harasser, Theodore McCarrick, was elevated to become a powerful and influential cardinal archbishop of the Diocese of … Read more

Even Saints Can Get Canceled

The vandals in St. Louis have a new target: St. Louis. The American city began as a French settlement in Spanish Louisiana. The French fur traders who set up shop there named it for Louis IX, the sainted French king whose Christian zeal and personal integrity caused him to be regarded by his contemporaries and … Read more

LISTEN: Pope Francis, Wayward Shepherd

In the first year or two of Pope Francis’s pontificate, conservative-minded Catholics made heroic efforts to place the perplexing ways of the new pope in continuity with the thought and deeds of his immediate predecessors. It was said that he had been a forceful critic of liberation theology, at least in its Marxist expressions, that … Read more

Courageous RI Priest Bars Pro-Abortion Politicians from Receiving Communion

The pastor of a Rhode Island Catholic Church circulated a flyer last week to parishioners listing the names of state legislators who voted to codify abortion protections, and announcing that those same politicians would be denied Holy Communion at his parish. On January 26, Father Richard Bucci, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick, … Read more