Fr. Gerald Murray: Cardinal McElroy Denounces the ‘Haters’

It is essential to safeguard the deposit of faith,” Cardinal Robert McElroy affirmed in his recent address to the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Religious Education Congress. Yet he next posed this question: But how do the doctrinal tradition and history of the church restrict the church’s ability to refine its teaching when confronted with a world … Read more

Dead Synodality

Sacrilege and synodality have come to the fore these last days. For years the annual Religious Education Congress in Los Angeles has been a regular source of liturgical distress as various innovations test the bounds of reverence, not to say sacrilege. This year as the congress unfolded on the West Coast, the genuine sacrilege took … Read more

Multiple Texts Showing Cardinal Fernández’s ‘Idée Fixe’

In Fernández’s strange speculations, one sees a bizarre separation of common sense from a supposed mystical reality. Wikipedia says of a “whiskey priest” that he is “a stock character who shows clear signs of moral weakness while preaching. . .a higher standard.” Perhaps you are familiar with the original whiskey priest in Graham Greene’s novel, … Read more

You Will Know Them By Their Fruits

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans (FS), which says it’s possible to give “non-liturgical blessings” to people in “irregular relationships” (divorced and remarried, living together, same-“couples”), on December 18, 2023.  The very next day, a photograph of Fr. James Martin, S.J. blessing a same-sex “couple,” who had been … Read more

Where Are The Good Guys?

In the military, all servicemen know the mantra, “Leave no man behind.” They know, deep down in their gut, that if they fall or are wounded on the field of battle, their comrades in arms will move heaven and earth to get them home. Today, in the Church we have a man down. His name … Read more

Two Commentaries by Two Prominent Priests on Fiducia Supplicans

Twenty Questions for Cardinal Fernández (and Pope Francis?) Fr. Raymond J. de Souza Earlier this year, Cardinal Daniel Sturla, Archbishop of Montevideo, and Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, then the Archbishop of La Plata, had Sees across the river from each other. Now they find themselves in opposing currents, as the former is distressed that the … Read more

WATCH: Fr. Gerald Murray, Diane Montagna, Edward Pentin, and Robert Royal Discuss Latest Vatican Developments

  Don’t miss this candid, lively, and extended conversation with Fr. Gerald Murray, Diane Montagna, Edward Pentin, and TCT Editor-in-chief Robert Royal on the recent Vatican document on blessing same-sex “couples” (and the sharp reaction to it around the world), the year of synodality, the cases of Cardinal Burke, Fr. Rupnik, and Cardinal Becciu, Christian … Read more

WATCH: Robert Royal and Fr. Gerald Murray Weigh-In on Same-Sex Blessing

  Robert Royal and Fr. Gerald Murray discuss a new document — Fiducia supplicans — that came out today from the Dicastery on the Doctrine of the Faith, and approved by Pope Francis, that seeks to “broaden” and “enrich” the concept of “blessing” in the Church. This innovation, its seems, will even permit blessings for … Read more