• St. Michael’s Heroic Humility Can Save the Church

    St. Michael the Archangel is my patron saint, and I have loved him for as long as I can remember. In true Catholic geek form, I dressed as an angel for Halloween in Kindergarten, and spent my time chasing a friend who dressed like a devil so that I could “fight him like St. Michael... Read more
  • Growing Number of US States Initiate Clergy-Abuse Investigations

    In response to resurging revelations and allegations of clergy sex-abuse cover-ups in the Catholic Church after the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, law enforcement in a growing number of states are initiating their own investigations. Attorneys general in New Jersey, New... Read more
  • Archbishop McCarrick to lead life of prayer, penance at Kansas friary

    Salina, Kan., Sep 28, 2018 / 10:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Theodore McCarrick has begun his life of prayer and penance at St. Fidelis Capuchin Friary in Victoria, Kansas, according to statements from the Diocese of Salina and the Archdiocese of Washington. McCarrick was sentenced to a... Read more
  • Three convents in Congo attacked within two-week span

    ARU, Congo - Three convents in Congo were attacked by armed men in the latest violence targeting the Catholic Church in the central Africa country. “The thugs attacked the nuns and threatened them with death, before taking away their money” and other goods intended for the sisters’ work... Read more
  • Archbishop Lori: Investigation Begun in W Va. Into Allegations Against Bishop Bransfield

    WHEELING, W.V. — Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore has begun an investigation into the alleged misconduct of Bishop Michael Bransfield, who until recently led the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Archbishop Lori was appointed apostolic administrator of West Virginia’s only diocese... Read more
  • The Kavanaugh Debacle Requires More Reason, Less Empathy

    Few events in modern American government can set the internet ablaze like a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy. This rule has certainly held true for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Many expected Kavanaugh’s nomination to be controversial, but all hoped for more than the “highly partisan show” the... Read more
  • Nicaraguan bishop laments death of teen during anti-government protests

    Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Sep 27, 2018 / 02:13 pm (ACI Prensa).- Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa has called for an end to the deaths in the country occurring during protests against the government of Daniel Ortega after the death of 16-year-old Matt Andrés Romero, who died Sept. 23... Read more
  • Archbishop Vigano issues new letter on Pope Francis and McCarrick

    Vatican City, Sep 27, 2018 / 03:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued a new letter addressing his allegation that senior prelates have been complicit in covering up alleged sex abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Headed with Archbishop Viganò's episcopal... Read more
  • Cosby, Kavanaugh, McCarrick, Compartmentalizing, Conversion — and Integrity

    New York Times op-ed writer Frank Bruni writes in “The Many Faces of Brett Kavanaugh” about the different, sometimes conflicting facets that make up the people we know, or think we know. His comments resonate in part with some of my own recent thoughts regarding Bill Cosby, Theodore... Read more
  • Time for the Laity to Become Mary’s Heel

    We’re all troubled by the moral confusion and heterodox beliefs of self-identified American Catholics that have been chronicled in many polls: 65 percent believe that employers who have a religious objection to the use of birth control should be required to provide it in health... Read more