Category: Analysis

A dose of reality from Cardinal Cupich

As we highlighted on this site on Tuesday, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago wrote an article entitled “The Gift of Traditionis Custodes” for the PrayTell blog, in which he explained the reasoning behind Pope Francis’s decision over the summer to...

A dose of reality from Cardinal Cupich

US Bishops on Laudato Si’: More like ‘Laudato No’

What does your bishop have to say about climate change? For US Catholics, the most typical answer to this question is either “not much” or “nothing at all.” According to an article published today in Environmental Research Letters by University...

US Bishops on Laudato Si’: More like ‘Laudato No’

John Paul I and Francis: Kindred Spirits

On October 13, Pope Francis gave his approval for the beatification of Pope John Paul I, who is best known for having one of the shortest pontificates in history: just 33 days. We have to look back to 1605 to...

John Paul I and Francis: Kindred Spirits

Synodality: A New Way of Living as a Church

On Sunday, Pope Francis opened the two-year process for the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. The diocesan phase of the Synod is set to begin this Sunday, October 17....

Synodality: A New Way of Living as a Church

Pope Francis to US bishops: Be pastors, not politicians

During his flight back to Rome from Slovakia, Pope Francis spoke on several issues that are dividing the Church, especially in the US: the Covid vaccine, the denial of communion to pro-choice politicians, the Amoris Laetitia debate, and same-sex unions....

Pope Francis to US bishops: Be pastors, not politicians

Mel Gibson: The man without a pope

[Editor’s note (18 September 2021): Last night I came into contact with a former member of the Holy Family Chapel in Agoura Hills, who, under the condition of anonymity, provided more information regarding the chapel and its doctrinal positions.] Controversy...

Mel Gibson: The man without a pope

Which Pope said this?

This throwaway culture has marked us. And it marks the young and the old. It has a strong influence on one of the dramas of today’s European culture. In Italy, the average age is 47 years old. In Spain, I...

Which Pope said this?

What did Pope Francis say about the Law?

Reuters recently reported that some Israeli rabbis had written the Vatican to express their “distress” about one line from Pope Francis’s recent addresses on Galatians: “The Law, however, does not give life.” According to Reuters, the rabbis worry that this...

What did Pope Francis say about the Law?

What is Traditionis Custodes really about?

Over at Church Life Journal, Shaun Blanchard gives an excellent analysis of Traditionis Custodes that’s well worth the read. In his article, titled, “Traditionis Custodes Was Never Merely About the Liturgy,” Blanchard argues that the controversy surrounding the 1962 Missal...

What is Traditionis Custodes really about?