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In an especially shameful statement of cowardice, a Vatican consultant wrote: “With ongoing military actions in the world today, raising someone from the military for veneration may not be appropriate for our Church.”

In an especially shameful statement of cowardice, a Vatican consultant wrote: “With ongoing military actions in the world today, raising someone from the military for veneration may not be appropriate for our Church.”

The Ahab Papacy

The Church has always been symbolized by a ship. Her crew are fishers of men. Some of the first were indeed fishermen, Peter most prominent among them. She is diminished in influence, careening from seeming moral orthodoxy to permissiveness.

The pope has not bothered to call upon those faithful who love the old rite to speak with them. He has spent less time critiquing the old rite than he has spent belittling that small portion of the faithful who will not go along with his disdain. 

Other churches that have adopted a "Synodal Way" have experienced a loss of membership, a loss of doctrine, and a loss of identity.

While the "Doctrine of Discovery" can be rescinded, the call to evangelize and convert all nations cannot be.

Leftists in Canada have been demanding apologies from the Church, even for things she didn't do, and even though it won't satisfy them anyway.

We may have a third, and perhaps most catastrophic, change coming to Catholic teaching under the pontificate of Francis.

A thriving parish in Washington DC is the latest victim of the pope's motu proprio "Traditionis Custodes."

A recent decision out of the Diocese of Savannah reveals a fundamentally broken view of how the Church should operate.

The Holy Spirit at Vatican II protected the Church from casting its lot with what has been a colossal failure. But now it appears that that connection is going to be made, nearly sixty years later.

The rise of the popular Catholic press was crucial to the development of ultramontane sentiment on a popular level in the nineteenth century, and its impact is still felt today.

Those who deny that Francis is pope diametrically oppose the fundamentals of Catholicism and thus are on a spiritually dangerous path.

The pope warns against aestheticism. Rightly so. Aestheticism is to a full experience of beauty as sentimentality is to profound and genuine feeling. But it is not aestheticism to long for beauty, as it is not sentimental to long for love.

In the latest consistory, Pope Francis yet again snubbed Eastern Europe of new cardinals, in spite of the fact that Eastern Europe has carried the mantle of Catholicism in Europe for some time now.

The Church’s divine mission is to give humanity a contemplative gaze into the Most Holy Trinity, not to embrace the secular causes du jour or sterile programs of self-realization.

Over time I realized that the people who told me the truth and who defended the actual teachings of the Church were the people who cared about me. They were the ones who loved me and who wanted me to know of the plan God has for human sexuality.

"I just buried my husband two days ago, please don’t make me lose my parish."

"The flying of [BLM and Pride] flags in front of a Catholic school sends a mixed, confusing and scandalous message to the public about the Church’s stance on these important moral and social issues."

I have read too much, I have beheld too much, I have heard and sung too much. I am a restorationist. I am like someone who knows there are riches around a corner, and I want everyone to come and see. I can’t help it anymore.

Trying to make Catholics believe that any criticism of past fallible Church decisions demonstrates unfaithfulness is gaslighting and should be resisted.

An obscure 19th century French Catholic priest was actually the forerunner for today's Catholic liberalism. Looking back on his life can be instructive for the Church moving forward.

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