Francis’s statement disregards not only the sovereignty of the American nation-state, but also ignorance of how generous America has been to the poor and vulnerable of the world.
By ignoring the causes of the abuse crisis and refusing to address the McCarrick affair, the Vatican has undermined its credibility with a farcical summit.
Turning the debate away from the reality of abortion to questions of whether pro-lifers are sufficiently consistent or charitable is just a diversion.
The Atlantic’s Taylor Lorenz decided to dunk on Pope Francis for a tweet about Jesus’ mother Mary, claiming Christ faked his resurrection.
Pan-religious sentimentality survives in the current pope’s apparent embrace of Islam as morally equivalent to Judeo-Christian ethos and culture.
Fundamentally, neither bishops nor laity have any power in the government of their church. That’s leading to some huge problems as Francis works against resolving the priest abuse crisis.
If matters were ‘ultimately all about’ the Eucharist, it would have to be admitted that Eastern Orthodoxy remains a perfectly legitimate option for discouraged and disillusioned Catholics.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops met in Baltimore this week hoping to address the sex abuse crisis. Instead, they made things worse.
How Catholic self-conception is key to understanding arguments in favor of staying in the church, despite recent scandals.
Instead of composing a useless document filled with reheated progressive clichés about the need to reach the youth and stay relevant, bishops should consider why traditional parishes seem to do so well.
The loss of confidence in Pope Francis reflects that his mismanagement of the crisis has been a scandal in itself. It may also reveal a growing public awareness of Francis’ own poor record.
The report reveals a pope indifferent to the complaints of abuse survivors, and who has surrounded himself with others accused of covering up claims.
What we are seeing is what happens when those in the Roman Catholic Church neglect her teachings in order to appeal to the world around them.
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 Church is a leftover of absolute power and rule by divine right, and this is a leading factor in its current crisis.
This scandal will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale.
Tens of thousands of Catholic women are doing what so few official church ‘leaders’ have done as this abuse crisis spins out of control.
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.
Washington Post religion reporter Julie Zauzmer explains the latest allegations against Catholics priests and how Church leadership has failed to respond.
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