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Cardinal Mary

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Lucian K. Truscott IV writes about the time he, as a West Point cadet, went to visit Cardinal Francis Spellman, the Archbishop of New York, for a cadet magazine interview. Spellman granted the interview in part because Truscott’s grandfather was a famous general whom Spellman had known in World War II. It was a memorable encounter. […]

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Cardinal Dolan: Cynic Or Coward?

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This went out today to priests of the Archdiocese of New York, from Cardinal Dolan. It is to be read at masses this weekend: February 3, 2019 Feast of St. Blaise Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time My Dear People of the Archdiocese: Rarely do I intrude on your Sunday Mass, our most sacred time of […]

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Trust Us — This Time, We’re Serious

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The Jesuit America magazine lands an exclusive interview with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who is one of four organizers Pope Francis named to sort out the February 2019 global meeting about clerical sex abuse. Excerpt: While acknowledging that it is only four days long (Feb. 21-24) and “is certainly not going to solve everything,” Archbishop Scicluna emphasized that “it […]

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Legatus Withholding 2019 Vatican Tithe

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Legatus is a national organization for Catholic business leaders. On November 16, its founder and CEO, Thomas Monaghan, sent this out to the membership: Dear fellow members, On September 6th, I wrote you on behalf of the Board of Governors to share with you the Board’s decision to withhold our annual tithe to the Holy See […]

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Francis Blocks Vote on Sex Abuse Measures

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 Stunning news from the US Catholic bishops’ meeting in Baltimore: The bishops of America’s 196 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses gathered in Baltimore on Monday morning, meeting for the first time since sexual abuse scandals rocked the church in the summer. They planned to vote on measures to tackle the crisis and prevent further crimes. […]

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FrancisChurch Goes From Scandal to Scandal

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Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory was a protégé of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who played a leading role in the Gaying of the Catholic Church in America. In a nod to that legacy, Bernardin requested the Windy City Gay Men’s Chorus perform at his funeral. As an auxiliary bishop under Bernardin in Chicago, Gregory witnessed […]

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LGBT Ideology Abolishes Man

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Many people don’t understand why Christians like me hold the opinions that we do about homosexuality and transgenderism. They assume that it can only come from either a visceral sense of disgust, or from mindless adherence to arbitrary commands set down in the Bible. That may be true for some, but as I write in The […]

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A Persecuted Priest Speaks Out

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Here is a link to a 10-minute on-camera Church Militant interview with Father Paul Kalchik, the Chicago priest who is now in hiding after being tossed from his parish by Cardinal Blase Cupich. Kalchik lost his position after presiding over the burning of a rainbow flag that had a cross stitched on it. In the early 1990s, the […]

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The Cost Of Protecting The Lavender Mafia

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As I wrote here in this space from my Italian trip, the Vatican seems to be living in a dream world when it comes to the US sex abuse scandal. Pope Francis and his team appear to be willfully blind to the on-the-ground reality. They seem to be willing to go to extraordinary lengths to […]

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Spiegel Blasts Pope Francis

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A German-speaking subscriber to Der Spiegel sent me a copy of the German newsmagazine’s big cover piece on Pope Francis. I ran it through Google Translate, which gave me a reasonable sense of the thing. It is very, very tough — but fair. If this story had appeared in a conservative magazine, it would not have been remarkable. […]