The Pope’s Shameless Coddling of the Chicoms

Early in his papacy, Pope Francis tweeted out, “Inequality is the root of social evil.” That statement remains a defining moment of his pontificate. Contained in that one remark is a Marxist mindset alien to the Church’s teachings which has animated many of the pope’s worst policies, including his appallingly sympathetic treatment of China’s brutal … Read more

U.S. Bishops Promote a Protégé to the Rapist Theodore McCarrick

It is impossible to overstate the tone-deafness of America’s Catholic bishops in recent years. They seem determined to give the Catholic Church a black eye. The Theodore McCarrick scandal — he was a prominent cardinal in Washington, D.C., who preyed on boys, seminarians, and priests in plain sight for decades — marks one of the … Read more

Did Pope Francis Protect His Graft-Ridden Cardinals?

A fired Vatican auditor and his deputy are suing the Holy See for $9.25 million, “alleging they were sacked after discovering financial irregularities,” according to an account by Reuters this week. The auditor, Libero Milone, says that Pope Francis signed off on his firing in 2017 after he exposed graft-ridden Vatican officials. Pope Francis appointed … Read more

What’s Catholic About the ‘Catholic Health Association’?

Sister Carol Keehan, who famously lobbied for Obamacare, received over $1 million in salary as head of the Catholic Health Association. Her successor, Sister Mary Haddad, started off in 2019 at $758,146. As nuns, they can’t take these salaries. Instead, the salaries go to their religious orders. Keehan belongs to the Daughters of Charity. Haddad … Read more

WATCH: Heroic Bishop Speaks Out Against Vatican’s Approach to CCP

Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan, appeared on Tuesday on Steve Bannon’s War Room, where he criticized the Vatican’s Ostpolitik approach to the Chinese Communist Party regime. He contrasted Pope Francis’ weakness and servile attitude toward China today with previous popes who defied Roman emperors and with churchmen who courageously stood up to communist regimes … Read more

The U.S. Bishops’ Celebration of Illegal Immigration

What is holy about encouraging people to break just laws? For decades, the U.S. Catholic bishops have operated like open-borders activists, hectoring Republican politicians for not supporting illegal immigration. Before the sexual abuse scandal erupted in the Church, the bishops were insufferable on this subject. After the scandal, some of them toned down their moralizing … Read more

Notre Dame Requires Gender Ideology Training Session

The University of Notre Dame required incoming students to engage in a video-based gender ideology training session last month before they could move into one of the university’s dormitories, all of which have their own Catholic chapel and celebrate Sunday Mass. The story was originally reported by Sycamore Trust. A priest who is the vice … Read more

Abortion, the Unholy Sacrament of the Sexual Revolution

Liberals mourning the apparent collapse of Roe v. Wade can take heart in the defensive reaction of many “conservatives” to the news. They immediately reassured liberals that their other cherished unconstitutional rulings, such as the court’s preposterous declaration of a right to gay marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, will go untouched. Republicans eagerly told reporters … Read more