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Baffling and reprehensible by Phil Lawler (From Jun 3, 2020)

“I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles,” said Archbishop Wilton Gregory after President Donald Trump visited the St. John Paul II Shrine in...

Our culture is attempting suicide by Phil Lawler (From Aug 7, 2020)

When I read the news headline it suddenly all seemed clear. The story reported that new positive Covid tests were attributed to “community spread.” Well of course! That’s how contagious diseases are contracted, right? They spread through the community. But this is the first...

The dangers of live-streaming Masses by Fr. Jerry Pokorsky (From Apr 9, 2020)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, bishops have canceled the public celebration of the Mass in obedience to government authorities. Live-streamed Mass on the internet has become the “new normal” of worship for the duration. But this quasi-liturgical innovation may have problematic long-term...

Holy Week in the Home During Quarantine by Jennifer Gregory Miller (From Apr 3, 2020)

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. This year will be completely different for most of us who cannot attend any religious services or Masses during this time. Our reality is that as a family we generally will have more time preparing and entering into Holy Week. So many of us are...

A corrective to the Schneider statement on the COVID vaccines by Dr. Jeff Mirus (From Dec 18, 2020)

I wish to address the statement promulgated a week ago by five bishops insisting that it is in all cases immoral to allow oneself to be vaccinated with any vaccine which has been tainted by the use of fetal cell lines. This statement was apparently written by the very articulate Athanasius...

A shocking Vatican perspective on the pandemic by Phil Lawler (From Jul 22, 2020)

The latest document from the Vatican, a reflection on the CO19 pandemic, is an embarrassment to the Catholic faithful. The Pontifical Academy for Life, under the leadership of the controversial Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, produced the document, and the Vatican press office introduced it on...

Liturgical Year Volume 2 Released: Ordinary Time before Lent by Dr. Jeff Mirus (From Jan 6, 2021)

The second volume of our ebook series for the 2020-2021 liturgical year has been released in our ebooks download area. This volume covers the initial period of Ordinary Time between Christmas and Lent, from January 11th through February 16th. It may be downloaded free of charge in the following...

When our churches open again... by Phil Lawler (From Apr 2, 2020)

When the pandemic crisis eases, and the world heads back into its normal routines, Catholic bishops will have some explaining to do. Why did you forbid the administration of the sacraments? For reasons of public health— and in many cases, because of emergency government regulations— you were...

Farewell, Uncle Di: Father Paul Mankowski, RIP by Phil Lawler (From Sep 4, 2020)

My editorial career has brought me into close contact with quite a few impressive thinkers. I have worked with famous authors, with noted theologians and philosophers, with canny political strategists, with at least a half-dozen Nobel Prize winners. Among them all, for sheer full-spectrum...

Archbishop Vigano’s challenge on Vatican II by Phil Lawler (From Jun 26, 2020)

[The following are my reflections on a new statement by Archbishop Vigano, which he made in response to questions that I had raised about his views on the authority of Vatican II.] Early in June, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano—who had drawn international attention in August 2018, when he...