Author: D.W. Lafferty

The Marian Apocalypse Now: Part 5

“World Gone Bonkers” In 2020 I wrote a series of articles looking at Marian apocalypticism and some of the forms it takes today in the Church. Here, I am offering a new addition to this series by examining a figure...

The Marian Apocalypse Now: Part 5

Pope Francis’s Pilgrimage to Canada

Today it was announced that Pope Francis intends to visit Canada, in response to an invitation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The statement from the Vatican reads as follows: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited...

Pope Francis’s Pilgrimage to Canada

Catholic Media and the Circus of Homophobia

Certain sectors of the Church are once again going through a panic over gay clergy. The situation feels anachronistic, with the closest point of comparison in the secular world being the Cold War-era purges of gay people from civil service...

Catholic Media and the Circus of Homophobia

We’re All Woke Now: Catholics and CRT

The world of American conservatism (and thus also a large segment of the world of American Catholicism) is embroiled in yet another moral panic: this time regarding what is described as Critical Race Theory. What most people mean when they...

We’re All Woke Now: Catholics and CRT

The Journey of Dialogue

Giving priority to space means madly attempting to keep everything together in the present, trying to possess all the spaces of power and of self-assertion; it is to crystallize processes and presume to hold them back. Giving priority to time...

The Journey of Dialogue

The Death of Pope John Paul I (Part 1)

Check out the seventh episode of The Critical Catholic on Where Peter Is Media, with Mike Lewis and D.W. Lafferty. We stream live every Sunday on YouTube at 8 p.m. EST. We’ve been looking at a lot of Catholic conspiracy...

The Death of Pope John Paul I (Part 1)

Where Is COVID-19 Conspiracism Headed?

Check out the sixth episode of The Critical Catholic on Where Peter Is Media, with Mike Lewis and D.W. Lafferty. We stream live every Sunday on YouTube at 8 p.m. EST. This week’s guest: Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian for the...

Where Is COVID-19 Conspiracism Headed?