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How Could You, Archbishop Vigano?

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“How can you celebrate Mass,” Cardinal Ouellet angrily demands of Archbishop Viganò, “and mention the pope’s name in the Eucharistic Prayer?” An excellent question. It forces us to ask whether we have ever imagined that in praying for our shepherds we were thereby paying tribute to their rectitude and decency. Think of the faithful whose priests, […]

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Legatus to Put Annual Donation to Holy See in Escrow

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Legatus, an influential association of Catholic business owners, has announced that it will be withholding an annual contribution to the Holy See. Thomas Monaghan, the founder and chairman of Legatus, told members that the group’s board has “decided to place the Holy See annual tithe in escrow, pending further determination.” He explained that “in light […]

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A Book about the McCarrick Scandal? It’s Already Written

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By Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture “Why don’t you write a book about the McCarrick scandal?” my friend asked me. I answered: “Because I already did!” True, The Faithful Departed doesn’t focus specifically on Cardinal McCarrick. But what this latest scandal has shown—the failure of the American bishops to hold each other accountable—was a major theme of […]