Category Archives: Church News

Burning Banners

Seems like there’s more to the story than just a priest who links burning rainbow banners with exorcisms, calls for the pope to resign, and gets booted from a wedding at the last minute. I did check a link to … Continue reading

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A Bishop Withdraws

It saddens me but doesn’t surprise me that a bishop like Robert Morneau would withdraw from public ministry for mishandling a case of child sexual abuse. I have a deep respect for the man as a spiritual guide–mainly through his … Continue reading

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Papal Popularity

I see conservative outlets are jumping to report Pope Francis’ popularity is slumping among American Catholics. I think it’s predictable. It may also be a good thing. First, if the Holy Father is a real Jesuit, he won’t care about … Continue reading

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Another Investigation

I notice a bishop has had his customary age-75 resignation accepted, and another bishop has been sent in to investigate and transition until a successor is appointed. I do not know Bishop Michael Bransfield. I did notice this brief bit … Continue reading

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Private Request

An old blogging foil asked me how long it would take for Pope Francis’ silence to bother me. Given the unraveling of the case against his resignation, it would seem that so far, silence from the Chair of Peter is … Continue reading

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What Could Popes Have Known?

Archbishop ViganĂ²’s central premise is that two popes knew about Archbishop McCarrick’s abuse of seminarians and its cover-up among American prelates. Granted, Richard Sipe’s letters and other efforts are pretty damning. Even the ex-nuncio’s testimony has the ring of truth … Continue reading

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Francis Frustrates Critics

With this: I read the statement this morning and, sincerely, I must say this to you and anyone interested: Read that statement attentively and make your own judgment. I think the statement speaks for itself, and you have a sufficient … Continue reading

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