by | Sep 18, 2019

Washington Recently Pope Francis gave a press conference while returning to the Vatican from a trip to Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius. During his press conference he, of course, lied. What else does one do at a press conference? The lies…

by | Sep 1, 2019

At a boozy evening of angry Argentine Catholics, one man hilariously blurted out in response to one of my questions, “This pontificate is worse than the Falklands War,” a reference to Argentina’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Margaret Thatcher….

by | Sep 1, 2019

This week, Bishop Antonio Yao Shun was installed as Bishop of Jining in northern China. There are thousands of Catholic bishops, but Shun’s installment was a groundbreaking event. Bishop Shun was approved by both the Vatican and the Chinese government….

by | Aug 28, 2019

“I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended,” Pope Francis has said in response to the charge that he is a communist. As I’ve reported before but bears repeating in this…

by | Aug 25, 2019

I am still in Buenos Aires collecting stories about Jorge Bergoglio. Some of them are real doozies; others are too sketchy and explosive to repeat. One persistent and widespread story about Bergoglio is that he used bailing out bad priests…

by | Aug 22, 2019

Last Saturday, I arrived in chilly Buenos Aires. I am sure it is just a coincidence, but my arrival coincided with the collapse of the peso. A dollar goes a long way in Argentina. For $40, Americans can get a…

by | Jul 21, 2019

Shortly after his elevation to archbishop of Washington, D.C., Wilton Gregory made a great show of promising to listen to a “wounded” laity. It was total BS. Gregory is notorious for freezing out lay Catholics and priests who dare to…

by | Jun 18, 2019

“Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is confirming that, as papal nuncio, he received complaints of homosexual predation and harassment by Msgr. Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.,” reports Christine Niles…

by | Feb 27, 2019

Did I hear correctly? The pope blew it? Called a global summit in Rome to deal with sexual abuse, then spoke mainly in generalities? Skimmed over the need for better means of policing abuse? Left out of his opening speech…

by | Feb 20, 2019

Washington Pope Francis is increasingly showing his hand. He came into the papacy promising to clean up the Church, especially on matters of sexual abuse. In doing so, he raised hopes among the laity, especially in America and Latin America….

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