Complicit Clergy
When Shepherds Abandon Their Sheep
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:36:58 +0000
The worldwide situation is serious.  The underlying illness causing the situation is also serious. But the attitude of most bishops in most affected countries is simply despicable, repugnant, deserving all our contempt and disdain. Not content with having thrown the faithful for decades to the care of sexual abusers, now, in the moment of greatest […]
Idaho Bishop Bans Mass ‘Ad Orientem’
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:42:20 +0000
While the traditional Latin Mass is growing prolifically in Idaho and elsewhere, the bishop of Boise has forbidden priests from facing east, using Communion rails or incorporating traditional elements when offering Novus Ordo Mass. Published in the March-April issue of the Idaho Catholic Register is a February memo from Bp. Peter Christensen clarifying liturgical practices […]
Former Altar Boy Recounts Years of Rape, Sexual Abuse by His Parish Priest
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:43:52 +0000
Fourteen-year-old Robert O’Donnell sat with his parents for Holy Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on the city’s north side. A freshman at Quincy Notre Dame Catholic High School, O’Donnell had often thought about becoming a priest. As a child, he respected and looked up to priests. But what happened on this day […]
Covid-19: Natural Disaster or Supernatural Sign?
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:12:07 +0000
Whenever it began to thunder, my older brother and I, having reached a certain level of “sophistication,” liked to quip that “the gods must be angry.”  This was said in a knowing way and was meant to demonstrate our superiority to younger kids, and also to primitive people who didn’t realize that thunder could be […]
Abp. Viganò Calls on Pope Francis to ‘Convert’ for Pachamama Idolatry
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:11:44 +0000
A former papal nuncio and famous Vatican whistleblower has linked the coronavirus to chastisement from God for sin while calling on Pope Francis to “convert” for having brought into the Church the “terrible sacrilege” of the idolatry of Pachamama. “The Pope, the Hierarchy, and all Bishops, Priests and Religious must immediately and absolutely convert,” Archbishop […]
Vatican Removes Article Calling Coronavirus ‘Ally’ of the Earth Because of Environmental Benefits
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:25:12 +0000
Vatican News, the Holy See’s official news service, published and then deleted an article calling the deadly coronavirus an “ally” of planet Earth, sparking outrage in readers. The article, written by the Jesuit priest Father Benedict Mayaki, was entitled “Coronavirus: Earth’s unlikely ally,” and its secondary headline read, “The changes in human behavior due to […]
German Cardinal Joins List of Clerics Calling Coronavirus a Chastisement from God
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:05:59 +0000
German cardinal Paul Josef Cordes has joined the growing number of Catholic leaders looking at the coronavirus pandemic as a chastisement. “God’s Word also clearly states that life contrary to God can lead to illness,” wrote the former president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Reliable exegetes state, “Sickness is the wages of sin.” Among […]
Bishop Strickland Stands Alone
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 15:06:59 +0000
UPDATE: Bishop Strickland issues statement regarding his decision not to sign the Texas Bishops’ Statement on Scarce Healthcare Resources.” A Texas prelate is breaking with fellow Lone Star State bishops, refusing to sign a statement that would strip hospital patients of their protections. His act has exposed a growing rift within the U.S. hierarchy over fundamental Catholic […]
‘Complete Lack Of Catholic Instinct:’ Catholics React To Leaders Canceling Meatless Lenten Obligations Due To Coronavirus
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:07:49 +0000
Catholic dioceses have begun dispensing parishioners from their obligation to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. Another week dominated by news about the CO19 epidemic; another week without access to the sacraments. These are distressful times, and we are facing troubles that we could not have imagined, even a few weeks ago. As this […]
Are Lawyers And Lobbyists “Forgotten Suffering Populations?” – CRS Thinks So
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:04:52 +0000
On March 17, in the midst of the Wuhan Coronavirus crisis, the USCCB’s Executive Committee took time out to issue a statement defending Catholic Relief Services. “In the name of our Catholic faith, the donors, staff, and volunteers of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) deliver life-saving food, medicine, shelter, and training to the most vulnerable of […]