Homosexual Scandals and the “Smoke of Satan”: Understanding the Depth of the Present Crisis

EDITOR’S NOTE: Originally published over 5 years ago, this column is still relevant today.  Until the hierarchy publicly acknowledges and addresses these issues, there will be no progress in overcoming the darkness that has infiltrated the Bride of Christ. When man is facing a crisis, his common tendency is to seek an easy, effective and … Read more

Milwaukee’s Judicial Vicar in a Long-Term Homosexual Relationship?

UPDATE: Priest Placed on Administrative Leave After “Double Life” Made Public While Pope Francis has urged diocesan bishops to take more seriously the canonical discipline of clerics, the outgoing chairman of the U.S. bishops’ canonical affairs committee has not taken steps to address canonically reports of public cohabitation by a senior-ranking official in his archdiocese. … Read more

Synod on Synodality: A New Springtime or Pandora’s Box?

Well where to start? Once again we’ve had a month in Rome with plenty of acrimony and contention, lots of heat and, depending on who you speak with, not a lot of light. Eagerly awaited by some, thoroughly dreaded by others, the first assembly of the Synod on Synodality on the theme “For a Synodal … Read more

Too Little, Too Late? Vatican Tries to Draw Line on Women’s Ordination and Homosexuality in Letter to German Bishops

The Vatican has informed German bishops in writing that the ordination of women and changes in the Church’s teaching on homosexuality cannot be subjects of discussion in the upcoming meetings with delegates of the German Synodal Way in Rome. The letter, dated Oct. 23, also reminded the bishops of potential disciplinary consequences for anyone defying … Read more

Edward Pentin: Understanding the Crisis in the Church and Where We Go From Here

 Catholic Identity Conference, Pittsburgh, September 30, 2023 Thanks largely to COVID, it’s been 6 years since I’ve had the honor of speaking at the CIC and as we know, much has changed since then. Except one thing: Pope Francis is still waging his revolution, and with more gusto than ever, resulting in ever deepening divisions, … Read more

Lepanto Institute Just Sent This Message Regarding CCHD to all U.S. Bishops

A Plea to the Catholic Bishops of the United States Dear Excellency/Eminence, For the last 15 years, I have been alerting you to the fact that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) regularly provides funding to organizations that act directly against Catholic moral and social teachings. We have profiled hundreds of CCHD-funded organizations that … Read more

Prepare for the Coronation of Charles Curran

NOTE: This article was originally published in September 2023, before the Synod on Synodality, but we are sharing it now due to its continued relevance. What is the “true Thomism” of Amoris Laetitia and Pope Francis? It is a new natural law theology that rejects Divine Revelation as the foundation for understanding human nature and … Read more

Pro-LGBT Nun Says Francis is ‘Laying the Groundwork’ for Changing Teaching on Homosexuality

A prominent pro-LGBT nun, previously censured by the Vatican but rehabilitated by Pope Francis, has declared the Pope is “laying the groundwork for change” in the Catholic Church’s prohibition of homosexuality. In an interview with Father James Martin S.J.’s pro-LGBT website “Outreach,” Sister Jeannine Gramick outlined her assessment of Pope Francis’ gradual attack and overturning … Read more

The Pope, the Bishops and the Blessing of Homosexual Unions

One of the major reasons a number of former Episcopal clergy converted to Catholicism was because of the Catholic Church’s teaching that views homosexual behavior as contrary to the natural and divine laws. While some of these converts found that they could not work for gay and lesbian bishops, they did not expect to find … Read more

Synod Cardinal: We Can’t Subvert Tradition to Please the World

The Synod on Synodality convened by Pope Francis has once again brought to the fore the clash between internal currents of the Church in dispute since the Second Vatican Council. The accusations of manipulation in the name of a worldly agenda on the one hand and the pressure for the ordination of women, the end … Read more