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We now see an exodus from the parish school system to independent and classical curricula Catholic schools, schools focused on holding Catholicity at the center of their identity.

We now see an exodus from the parish school system to independent and classical curricula Catholic schools, schools focused on holding Catholicity at the center of their identity.

The arrest of Cardinal Zen brings to the fore some awkward questions about the Vatican's cozy relationship with Beijing.

The response of Bishop Barron's Word on Fire ministry to recent allegations of sexual misconduct by a prominent employee reveal a culture that prioritizes legalese over compassion.

Pope Francis recommended that we "make a mess." Well, a mess we have - perhaps it's time to clean things up?

I am traditional, but not because, as “progressives” often say, I want to go back to the time of “Pre-Vatican II,” or “the fifties.”  

The Church used to pray that we might overthrow our enemies, but today we act as if we have no enemies.

Evelyn Waugh was not optimistic about Vatican II's ambitious renovation project. He found the glib optimism surrounding the Council fatuous, the presumption repellent.

A Roman Catholic priest sacrifices everything; his life is not his own. His example should be the model for our lives, for no Christian’s life is truly his own: it is Christ’s.

The pope exercises no authority on his own, all authority having come from Christ. He is not, therefore, above the Church’s Doctrine of the Faith, but rather he is its custodian and protector.

Repentance is not a sometime dimension of the Church’s message, occasionally trotted out at Lent and maybe in a raging pandemic. It is an essential, everyday message of the Church.

Bishop Fulton Sheen can be a figure around which all orthodox Catholics—whether "traditional" or "conservative"—can unite in combatting our current crisis.

The "Truce of '68," in which dissent from Church teaching is allowed as long as one does not push for changes in controversial teachings, still holds but is crumbling.

A priest credibly accused of ritual satanic sexual abuse is living and ministering at a well-known, well-respected institution that houses hundreds of vulnerable boys and girls, and officials do nothing.

Cardinal Sarah believes that the West’s greatest enemy has never been al-Qaida, ISIS, or China, much less Russia, but rather the West itself—and none of those professing to admire him have seen fit to notice.

Catholics have little reason for optimism today. But because of the Resurrection, we do have reason for hope.

The Church is not a democratic society, and attempts to make it so will not actually liberate the laity as promised.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church isn’t above question or critique, but such inquiries should challenge not *what* the Catechism teaches but, rather, *how* it teaches it.

The dissolution of the English monasteries is a blight on English history, and an example of a State grown out of control.

Archbishop Viganò has not become absorbed with politics. He has become absorbed with the Eternal, with seeing the Eternal in the affairs of the day.

The Church's strategy of evangelization has been to accommodate ourselves to the culture, reversing the words of St. Paul; we grow old and stale, conforming to the world.

The history of the Faith is filled with astonishing reversals, so why can't the Consecration of Russia have a miraculous impact?

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