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Pope writes letter on scandals; asks all Catholics to pray, fast and fight ‘the culture of abuse’


Infidelity is a poison in the bloodstream of the Church. The solution is fidelity, fidelity, fidelity...
Robert P. George
At the heart of the recent Catholic scandals is infidelity—literally the lack of faith. There are priests, including bishops and even cardinals, who do not believe in God, or whose belief in God is merely notional (as definitively evidenced by their lack of fear of Him). In any event, they don't believe what the Catholic Church teaches about morality (and by morality...


Acceptance of homosexuality runs deep in American parishes...


Bishop Morlino: ‘Homosexual subculture within the hierarchy is wreaking great devastation’...


After Wuerl's pullout, Pope in Ireland may have to face not just crime but cover-up...
John Allen
An already challenging trip to Ireland for Pope Francis next weekend became even more vexing on Saturday, as news broke that Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., had pulled out of a keynote speech at the World Meeting of Families which is the official purpose of the pontiff’s visit. Wuerl withdrew because of the tempest caused by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury report questioning his record on handling sexual abuse charges as the bishop of Pittsburgh in the 1990s and 2000s...


Where is Jesus in the midst of the Church’s sex-abuse crisis?


Cardinal Wuerl withdraws from World Meeting of Families keynote in Dublin...


Reflections on 25 years of Pope John Paul II’s Veritatis Splendor...


The death penalty debate and the Church’s magisterium...
Edward Peters
I follow the death penalty debate, of course, but I am more concerned about how that debate impacts some ecclesiologically important aspects of the Church’s teaching function. As for the death penalty itself I find the arguments organized by Feser and Bessette in their treatise, By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed (Ignatius, 2017)...


Let the world know that Judas did something bad. Better they hear it now than later...


Will you, this moment, let Jesus' Good News saturate your soul with grace?
Marcel LeJeune
I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks have been pretty rough. First there was the story of Archbishop (former Cardinal) McCarrick. Then we had the report from Pennsylvania drop this week. It is so depressing. Last night it reached an apex when my wife and I cried with our two oldest kids after one of them asked me to explain what was going on...


The intercommunion proposal of the German bishops is unbiblical...


On bitter rage, deep grief, righteous anger, and the future of the Catholic Church...
Archbishop Charles Chaput
This has been an ugly week: first for the survivors of sex abuse; second, for Catholics across the state; third, for the wider public. For many, rage is the emotion of choice. The latest grand jury report is a bitterly painful text. But rage risks wounding the innocent along with the guilty, and it rarely accomplishes anything good...


Why men like me should not be priests...
Daniel Mattson
I am the sort of man the Catholic Church says shouldn’t be a priest. I experience what the Vatican calls “deep-seated homosexual tendencies,” which, according to the Church, make me an unsuitable candidate for the priesthood. The 2005 Vatican instruction on the question of homosexuality and the priesthood states this clearly: “The Church...


Cleansing the Church of clerical sacrilege...


The little-known Chinese sacrificial hat, and reflections on inculturation in China...


Sometimes our grief is too heavy even to put into words. But Jesus knows all about our troubles... ...


America’s 30 Major League ballparks, ranked...

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Letter of His Holiness to the People of God...
Pope Francis
In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors, victims of sexual abuse, the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests over a period of approximately seventy years. Even though it can be said that most of these cases belong to the past, nonetheless as time goes on we have come to know the pain of many of the victims...


Costly Truth – A homily for the 20th Sunday of the year...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In the Gospel this Sunday, we continue with Jesus’ great treatise on the Eucharist. Although many of the Jewish listeners who hear Him speaking in the synagogue at Capernaum are grumbling and murmuring in protest at His insistence that they eat His flesh and drink His blood, Jesus does not back down. In fact, He “doubles down” and quite graphically teaches a very real...


Fuel for the fire: St. Sebald and Eucharistic transformation...
Rick Becker
Today’s Gospel couldn’t be plainer: Eat Jesus and become Jesus. “For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink,” says the Lord. “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” It’s what happens every Sunday – for some folks, every day – if we’re properly disposed and we present ourselves for Holy Communion...


Yeahhh... this is exactly the right time to dress our clergy in pastels...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
The Devil always tells us openly what he is up to. Italians are really good at this sort of pithy wisdom. Like, Il diavolo non può nascondere la coda. The Devil can’t hide his tail. I wonder how obtuse are the people organizing the World Family meeting in Ireland truly are. Frankly, the meeting ought to be rescheduled. At the very least...


On Pope’s Irish trip, question isn't if he’ll meet victims but what happens next...


Active homosexuality in the priesthood helped cause this crisis...


The Feast of Wisdom — the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time...
John Bergsma
Every Catholic should take the time at some point in their life to watch “Babette’s Feast,” a beautiful movie about a French cook in Denmark who wins the lottery and spends her entire earnings on a lavish feast for the two old spinsters she works for, and all their friends. Babette’s Feast was an obvious and intentional Eucharistic allegory...


Dear Cardinal DiNardo and USCCB: Do the right things, and we will have your backs...
Elizabeth Scalia
Thank you for your recently-released statement addressing the revelations concerning both Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. Many American Catholics are grateful to read that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is committed to investigating, reporting on, and resolving questions and circumstances surrounding both issues...


Cardinal Burke: Pope must ‘take action’ to clean up ‘homosexual culture’ in Church...


Why do I stay Catholic? Because of my faith in Jesus Christ. There is a plan, and I plan to see it revealed...


The Catholic bishops who failed us all (WSJ paywall)...


New allegations surface regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark priests...


Archdiocese of Philadelphia investigates sexual harassment allegations at St. Charles Borromeo seminary...


What to make of the Catholic reaction to McCarrick and the Pennsylvania grand jury report...
J.D. Flynn
Among the sexual abusers mentioned in the Aug. 14 Pennsylvania grand jury report, one priest merits particular attention. Rev. David Szatkowski, SCJ, is mentioned in the section of the report concerning the Diocese of Allentown. In 2011, he was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child. In August of that year, Szatkowski...


“Will you also go away?”...


About withholding donations to the Church...


President of U.S. Bishops' Conference announces plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’...


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