The Catholic Church and Illegal Immigration

Immigration has been a hot-button issue for years. But with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s recent declaration that illegal immigration at America’s southern border constitutes an “invasion,” the button has gone from hot to scorching. Many self-described but poorly-catechized Catholics — particularly of the terminally-online keyboard warrior variety — have decried Abbott’s stand at the border, … Read more

McCarrick’s Former Diocese, Now Lead By His Protégé, Challenges Child Abuse Victims Act

The Archdiocese of Washington is challenging the constitutionality of Maryland’s new Child Victims Act. The 2023 legislation took effect in October and lifts the statute of limitations for lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse, much akin to legislation approved in numerous other states. The Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Archdiocese of Washington, which together with the … Read more

Notre Dame President Defends Drag Shows on ‘Catholic’ Campus

The president of a self-described Catholic university is endorsing controversial drag shows on campus, despite students’ protests. Ahead of a drag show “symposium” scheduled for November 3rd at the University of Notre Dame, the school’s president Fr. John Jenkins is defending the perverse performances as a matter of “academic freedom” and “freedom of expression.” Students … Read more

The Synodal Spirit: Dissent Against Doctrine

The fruits of the “synodal spirit” infecting the Catholic Church are revealing themselves: dissent and division. In a letter dated late last month, Berlin’s archbishop Heiner Koch gave priests of his archdiocese permission to bless same-sex unions, in direct defiance of the Vatican’s repeated clarifications. Back in March, the final meeting of the German Synodal … Read more

Pope Watch: Buckle Up for the End Times

Keep your eyes on Pope Francis the next few days. You may have noticed two dominant stories on the pope this week. One concerns his visit to Mongolia, arriving on Aug. 31 and staying through the weekend, returning to Rome on Sept. 4. The other involves controversial statements he made praising the “Great Russia” of … Read more

New Cracks in the Rock of Peter

Maybe more Church leaders should heed the old slogan, “What would Jesus do?” Last week, a major Catholic college, the University of San Diego, banned conservative influencer Matt Walsh from speaking on campus. Walsh is perhaps the preeminent opponent of transgender insanity. His documentary, What Is a Woman?, garnered at least 300 million viewers, and … Read more

Woman Featured in Viral WYD Photo Speaks-Out

The most recent World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, wrapped up a week ago. Although Pope Francis has touted the event as the best-organized World Youth Day to date, it was not without controversy. Most notably, a photo went viral on social media depicting several young Catholics kneeling before stacks of plastic storage bins in … Read more