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by | Nov 30, 2022

Pope Francis has walked on eggshells to avoid the wrath of Vladimir Putin and, likewise, of the Russian Orthodox Church, which has long presented an altogether intractable if not impossible set of challenges for the Roman Catholic Church, recently rearing…

by | Oct 15, 2022

You know they’re over there, when you think about it. Just across the border. Looking longingly in our direction. Dreaming of a better life. A future for their children. Some kind of society that actually works, that offers a little…

by | Oct 15, 2022

Sister Carol Keehan, who famously lobbied for Obamacare, received over $1 million in salary as head of the Catholic Health Association. Her successor, Sister Mary Haddad, started off in 2019 at $758,146. As nuns, they can’t take these salaries. Instead,…

by | Oct 1, 2022

As usual, Catholics have now learned about the predatory behavior of a prominent bishop not from Church officials but from the media. A Dutch magazine recently revealed that Bishop Carlos Belo of East Timor, who won the Nobel Peace Prize…

by | Sep 29, 2022

The Associated Press published a piece this week casting the confessional seal as sinister. That its reporters would even think to turn a prosaic defense of this venerable privilege into a scandal is a measure of our secularized times. Only…

by | Sep 25, 2022

To quote a close friend of mine, “Pope Francis and Joe Biden are the Bizarro World counterparts to Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan.” Where the earlier pair dedicated themselves to defeating an evil yet Hydra-like ideological system, and…

by | Sep 24, 2022

For decades, the U.S. Catholic bishops have operated like open-borders activists, hectoring Republican politicians for not supporting illegal immigration. Before the sexual abuse scandal erupted in the Church, the bishops were insufferable on this subject. After the scandal, some of…

by | Sep 23, 2022

I know the Church is truly a work of God because it has managed to survive the temples built in the second half of the 20th century, especially in Europe, although there is also some unrefined ecclesiastical architecture in the…

by | Sep 21, 2022

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes homosexual acts as “acts of grave depravity” and says that “[u]nder no circumstances can they be approved.” But many powerful prelates across the world disagree with this teaching and have subverted it for…

by | Aug 28, 2022

Every Hispanic should vote Republican this November, if only to deter America’s devolution into the kind of Marxist banana republic many of them fled from, myself among them. All the elements are there — a corrupt caudillo issuing decrees far…

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