Far too many church leaders, including some still in positions of authority, saw a greater ‘sin’ in public scandal than in the violation of young children.
We don’t need more bland expressions of sorrow from bishops. We need public penance, resignations, and a new generation of leaders in the Catholic Church.
The speed, intensity, and content of criticism of the death penalty pronouncement suggest a fundamental disrespect for the office and person of the pope.
Marital infidelity is high, and premarital sex is the norm. Forced sterilization is a reality, and abortion rates have skyrocketed.
‘Humanae Vitae’ tells us that our bodies are good, and not intrinsically flawed. Our fertility is natural and beautiful, not something to fear and murder.
Most discussion of the bill has focused on its potential ban of Bible sales. More likely, the bill will make religious education programs the target of ‘death by litigation.’
While many conservatives predicted Ireland’s abortion ban repeal would lead to the loss of other freedoms, it’s surprising how quickly it’s happening.
From a hierarchical perspective, the Catholic Church can seem more ‘egalitarian’ and, depending on one’s degree of myopia, even ‘liberal’ or ‘feminist.’
This year, the theme at the annual Met Gala was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,’ and a lot of celebrities went all out.
New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat joins Ben Domenech on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss Pope Francis and the future of The Church.
In the judgment of both regimes, a substitute for the church, whether Orthodox or Roman Catholic, would gradually eliminate Christianity by attrition.
If the forcible removal of baptized children from non-Catholic parents was just in the nineteenth century, it remains, in principle, no less so today.
Notre Dame has been in turmoil over whether to pay for artificial contraceptives. Last week the university changed policy for the third time this academic year.
Far from making life easier for Chinese Catholics, accepting Communist control of their bishops disheartens and oppresses them further.
On this particular Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholic faithful in mainland China have an extra reason to pray for God’s mercy: their earthly leader, Pope Francis, has betrayed them.
Elise Crapuchettes argues that medieval Catholic theology and modern feminist ideology both validate women largely in terms of their external production.
In his major religious defense, John Henry Newman is indeed engaged in a battle, but he maintains a detachment that allows him to preserve a true charity towards his opponent.
The once-eminent Jesuit university has approved a queer-only campus residence. Georgetown officials crow this ‘is in keeping with our Catholic and Jesuit values.’
The créche is an 800-year-old emblem of divinity ushered into time and history. It is a theological symbol, not a political one.
Cardinal John Henry Newman is known for his voluminous literary works and contributions to theology, religious reform, and education. Here we present one of his Christmas sermons
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