Originally published at The National Catholic Register, February 11, 2019. Is a “purge of gay priests” imminent? Does the “Catholic right” seek such a purge? To hear self-described “gay Catholic writer” Andrew Sullivan in his recent article “The Gay Church,” you would think the answer to both questions is assuredly a fiery “Yes!” But as… Continue reading Memo to Andrew Sullivan: There’s No ‘Anti-Gay Purge.”
When the Ruth Institute released its Clergy Sex Abuse Report by Fr. Paul Sullins in November, a number of journalists picked it up immediately. Among them, was Doug Mainwaring of LifeSiteNews. Doug’s article has been shared over 8,000 times. Here are some key points from that article: “Although over 8 in 10 of victims have… Continue reading Landmark Ruth Institute Study continues to draw attention
I have a New Year’s resolution for you to consider. My suggested resolution is doable. It will make a difference in the quality of your life. It will allow you to make a difference in the world around you, including the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, and in the politics of your… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: No More Defeatism
British blogger Mark Lambert (pictured, with his wife) covered the high points of the Ruth Institute’s Clergy Sex Abuse Report. As he says: “Much effort has been made to disassociate homosexuality from paedophilia to the point where this has become received opinion:” This predominantly secular paradigm has been adopted by the Bishops of England & Wales,… Continue reading British blogger covers Ruth Institute Report on Clergy Sex Abuse
A lot of people are upset about Pope Francis. Some have called on him to resign. Some have gone so far as to make the outrageous claim he is not really the pope. Although I don’t agree with some of his actions, I will not be calling on him to resign, nor claiming he is… Continue reading Why I Won’t Ask the Pope to Resign (and Neither Should You)
This decree, with a cover letter, was read at all Masses today, the First Sunday of Advent, within the Diocese of Lake Charles. Our bishop, Glen John Provost, is strengthening the spiritual life of the diocese. These decrees make demands upon us, the laity. I urge everyone in Lake Charles to do their part to… Continue reading Lake Charles Enlists in the Spiritual Warfare of our Time
Evidently, some Catholic clergy have difficulty understanding what “celibacy” means. Fr. Dwight Longenecker catches Fr. James Martin, saying in his 2010 book, (page 216) that celibacy is “the restriction against marriage for members of the Catholic clergy.” Fr. Longenecker reports the unsurprising consequences of this sort of muddled thinking.