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The Incredible Shrinking Catholic Church

The Catholic Church in the U.S. has been in constant decline for 50 years, but that downward trend experienced three significant accelerations during that time. Find out what they are and what Catholics can do to reverse the downward spiral.

The Controversial Opus Dei

Perhaps no other organization within the Catholic Church has generated more controversy over the years than Opus Dei. We’ll look at the foundations and purpose of this group and explore why it’s so controversial.

Cardinal Pell’s Toxic Nightmare

Before his death, Cardinal Pell recognized the fatal flaw in the Synod on Synodality’s inclusion paradigm: it will result in a jettisoning of every doctrine and tradition.

Cardinal George Pell, Peace At Last

Besides being a champion for orthodox Catholicism in an age of liberalism, Cardinal Pell will be remembered primarily as the Prince of the Church who went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Marriage: Why Bother?

The walls of the Sacred City of Matrimony have been widely breached, and the hordes have entered. The battle began in the late 1960s, raged for a few decades, and now is over.

The Paradoxical Pope

In spite of the profound impact Pope Benedict XVI has had on my life (or perhaps because of it), I can’t help but have mixed—and confused—feelings about the man now that he has passed.

Joseph Ratzinger: A Man Sent from God

In my opinion, Joseph Ratzinger will be remembered as the best theologian of the twentieth century, having the longest and most impactful legacy of any Catholic theologian since Newman.

A Storm Is Coming When Benedict Dies

Benedict is like the oldest living member of the family, a relic from another era who represents a lost generation in a time where all the sons of the family view the past as the greatest enemy.

On the Necessity of Latin

Does the Catholic Church need Latin? Most Roman Catholics now worship in the vernacular, and some argue that with good translations available, Catholics do not need to acquaint themselves with it, outside of a few specialists. 

An Archdiocesan Retreat

The Church is in retreat mode, surrendering ground to the advancing culture. It will not cease this self-exile until it offers more of what so many people are truly seeking: a return to what makes the Catholic Faith loved.

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