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Eradicating the McCarrick Virus

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Two years after the former cardinal’s sexual predilections were revealed, the Vatican still hasn’t released its report. It has now been two years since Pope Francis accepted Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals, shortly after allegations of his sexual abuse of a minor and evidence of other sexual exploitations first detonated into public […]

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A US Bishop Discovers the Traditional Latin Mass

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Before January, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, had only attended a traditional Latin Mass once before and never had even said the words of consecration in Latin in the 35 years of his priesthood. He changed all that in a dramatic way, celebrating his first Mass in the extraordinary form on June 11, the […]

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Australian Bishop Steps Aside During Vatican Abuse Investigation

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Australian Bishop Christopher Saunders of Broome has temporarily stepped back from his duties following allegations of historical sexual abuse. The Vatican has begun an investigation into claims that Bishop Saunders sexually abused boys several decades ago. Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth, metropolitan archbishop of the province, announced that Bishop Saunders voluntarily stepped aside on Tuesday, […]

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Cardinal Sarah: The Priesthood ‘Is In Mortal Danger’

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Cardinal Robert Sarah has made a further impassioned plea not to weaken the mandatory celibacy rule for priests, saying it would be a catastrophe that would amount to an “attack on the Church and her mystery.” In an exclusive Feb. 7 interview with the Register in advance of the publication later this month of the […]