Catholics Respond To TLM Post

I had so many responses from Catholic readers and others on the Pope Francis/Latin Mass post that I decided to do a separate post. Let’s get started. A Latin massgoing reader sent in this piece published today, in which organizers of a gay Catholic conference received a personal letter from Pope Francis thanking them for … Read more

Filicide Of The Catholic Faith

Late last week, I made a trip to Krakow, and then to Czestochowa, to visit the Jasna Gora shrine, the spiritual heart of Polish Catholicism. Though I am no longer a Catholic, it was deeply moving to see so many Poles so openly devoted to Christ in the Catholic faith. Though Polish Catholicism faces tremendous … Read more

Stumbling Down the Synodal Path

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will convene again as part of yet another synod (a fancy Catholic way of saying “meeting”). This ironically seems to be the main function of bishops during the papacy of Francis, a man who once told his pastors to go out and be “living with the smell … Read more

Presiding Over A Collapsing Church

The diocese of Cincinnati has announced a plan to restructure the diocese and eventually eliminate 70% of the parishes. The “New Evangelization” is a Vatican call from some years back to Catholics to re-dedicate themselves to evangelizing. From the Cincinnati newspaper’s report: The Archdiocese of Cincinnati on Friday launched one of the most ambitious reorganizations … Read more

The Grindr Priests Of Newark

‘Nighty-Night Baby’ Tobin appears to have a problem in his Archdiocese. The latest from the independent Catholic news site The Pillar: The Archdiocese of Newark says it will investigate the possibility of clerical sexual misconduct, in response to questions from The Pillar about the use of location-based hookup apps at several parish rectories in the archdiocese. While … Read more

Custodians Of The Abyss

Catholic priest friend sent this to me: I’m going to guess that other people have already sent this to you, but the General Secretary of the USCCB resigned today in disgrace, over allegations of sexual misconduct, “not with a minor.” This guy was on Grindr, going to gay bars, and bringing rent boys to pieds-a-terre, … Read more

The Cardinal Marx Charade

Pope Francis recently rejected a preening offer of resignation by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx. It is hard to say which gesture was phonier: the offer or the refusal. Intended as proof of the Church’s commitment to “reform,” this exchange between Pope Francis and Cardinal Marx only exposes its hollowness. The faithful have grown weary of … Read more

How The Lavender Mafia Works

The Catholic journalist Edward Pentin has an important interview with Father John Lavers, a Catholic priest who has some powerful insights into the McCarrick Report. First, some background: He led a 2012 investigation into allegations of homosexual behavior and activity at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut that led to the removal of 13 seminarians, primarily … Read more