Maureen Mullarkey
Maureen Mullarkey
Maureen Mullarkey
Maureen Mullarkey is a painter and a critic. A member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), she writes on art and its intersection with religious and politics. Her essays have appeared in various publications, including The Nation, The Hudson Review, Arts Magazine, Art & Antiques, and The American Arts Quarterly. She was a columnist for The New York Sun during its life as a print publication. Currently, she is a senior contributor to The Federalist, an irregular contributor to The Weekly Standard, and keeper of a weblog titled Studio Matters. She is represented by George Billis Gallery, NYC. Follow her on Twitter, @mmletters.
Attending The Latin Mass Is A Demonstration Of Love For The Faith

Catholics do not seek out the Latin Mass to ‘save a church in crisis.’ They go in obedience to the injunction: ‘Seek first the kingdom of God.’

The Catholic Church’s Amazon Synod Is Exploitation Of The Poor Masquerading As The Opposite

Proceedings will be combed, parsed, X-rayed from all angles. All except one: the fundamental dishonesty and intellectual poverty of the entire enterprise.

Vatican’s Amazon Synod Uses Third World As Totems Of Marxist Revival

Under cover of deep ecology, liberation theology has come in out of the cold. And it is gunning to even the score between the industrial West and the Third World.

Two Mothers With Disabilities Face The Abortion Question In Europe, With Opposite Outcomes

In the U.K., a judge tried to mandate that a mentally handicapped woman must abort her child. Pope Francis had something to say about cases like these.

Is Concern For Rebuilding Notre Dame About Piety Or Aesthetics?

No tears fall for these parishes in Florida’s panhandle, devastated by hurricanes, that lack the supernal sheen of great architecture.

An Anti-Catholic Expose Slips Into Hearsay, Rumor, And Catty Accusations

Frédéric Martel’s book, ‘In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy,’ proves to be an appalling exercise in smearing the Catholic Church in order to grind a personal and theological axes.

The Catholic Church Should Stop Weaseling And Excommunicate Andrew Cuomo

Why aren’t bishops and cardinals more strongly considering excommunicating Cuomo from the Catholic Church, given his disdain for the sanctity of life?

Why Does Pope Francis’s New Morocco Logo Imply Submission To Islam?

Pan-religious sentimentality survives in the current pope’s apparent embrace of Islam as morally equivalent to Judeo-Christian ethos and culture.

No, I’m Not Buying A Little Boy A Tea Set For Christmas

Reluctant to let me browse alone through fake mustaches, wooden puzzles, and Fisher-Price gear, the clerk insisted on being helpful.

My Me Too Moment Happened When A Man Took Feminists At Their Word

Now comes Me Too to put men in the dock for having believed that women really meant it when they disdained the old proprieties.

Pedophilia Isn’t The Main Problem With Catholic Priests, Homosexuality Is

Inadequate—and blameworthy—are expressions of sympathy for the abused that disguise the elephant in the rectory. The first responsibility is to call things by their right name.

Vatican Agreement With China Legitimizes A Christian-Torturing Regime

All that is clear is that the Vatican and the Chinese Communist Party will work, behind closed doors, to select all future bishops in every Chinese diocese.

The Catholic Scandal Is More About Power Than About Sex

Ultimately, the core of the issue here is not about sex. Not substantially. It is about a degraded Vatican culture that supports men like Theodore McCarrick.

You Won’t Believe What Kids Can Find On ‘Transgender’ At The Public Library

All but one of the hundreds of transgender books in my public library promote a movement derived from queer theory and built on a psychiatric condition.

What I Learned From Attending ‘Transgender 101’ At My Local Library

The auditorium screen set the tone: ‘If you judge people, then you have no time to love them.’ The slogan implied that only heartless faultfinders would be skeptical of transgender dogma.

Catholic Bishops’ Support For Open Borders Hides Self-Serving Politics

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently rewrote a quadrennial advisory for Catholic voters. The timing appears geared toward influencing the 2018 midterms.

What Happened When 3 Women Faced Deep Suffering Rather Than Abort Their Children

The grace of each woman’s decision throws into relief the lurid jubilation in Ireland over the results of the May 25 referendum.

Wim Wenders’ ‘Pope Francis’ Documentary Is Religious Pornography

‘Pope Francis’ is a disturbing film, not solely for its exaltation of Francis and his politics but more so for having been planned from the beginning of his ascent to office.

What Some Teachers Think About Carrying Guns Doesn’t Match Historical Reality

Before 1995, states let teachers carry concealed handguns at school. Research was unable to find a single instance when faculty improperly used a permitted handgun at school.

Why The STEAM Fad In Schools Isn’t About A Better Education

Identity-group ‘diversity’ is now ‘an explicit job qualification’ in scientific disciplines, altering the selection and training of future scientists.