• ‘We deserve answers now’: 5,000 Catholic women pen letter to pope

    Vatican City, Aug 30, 2018 / 01:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of lay Catholic women have written an open letter to Pope Francis, demanding that he answer the questions raised by the recent allegations in the letter from former U.S. nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. In the opening... Read more
  • The Viganò Report and What Cardinal Wuerl Didn’t Know

    WASHINGTON — On Aug. 25, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released an 11-page “testimony” that made specific allegations against a number of high-ranking Church authorities — including Pope Francis — who, he said, had been aware of accusations of misconduct against Archbishop... Read more
  • Friday Funny: Captain America, Iron Man Split Over Vigano Letter

    Iron man and Captain America have been seen fighting inside St. Peter’s Square this morning after witnesses say that the superheroes  had had a public falling out over the recent letter from Archbishop Viganó . “This is brother against brother” said the Captain, who is in full support... Read more
  • Priest: Hospital Wedding of Terminally Ill Woman a Powerful Witness

    RIO DE JANIERO — The recent wedding of a young Brazilian woman with terminal cancer was a powerful witness to the sacrifice and permanence of marriage, said the priest who celebrated the sacrament for the couple. Father Mario Silva celebrated the wedding of a young couple, Jessica and... Read more
  • Seminarians were McCarrick aides amid abuse investigation

    Washington D.C., Aug 30, 2018 / 10:49 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Washington has confirmed that seminarians were permitted to serve as assistants to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick while the archbishop was being investigated for the alleged sexual abuse of a teenager. In 2011, McCarrick moved... Read more
  • Why Francis Must Speak

    The crux of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's indictment of Pope Francis comes toward the end of his Memorandum: “Francis is abdicating the mandate which Christ gave to Peter to confirm the brethren. Indeed, by his action he has divided them, led them into error, and encouraged the wolves to... Read more
  • G.K. Chesterton Was Right: The Church Will Rise Anew

    It will not survive; it will die. Today, looking at the debris of the Church’s reputation all around, I can only but agree: The Church will not survive; it will “die” — and the sooner the better. For now is an apt time to revisit the final chapter of G. K. Chesterton’s The... Read more
  • I lost my husband to cancer. I’m forever thankful he didn’t choose assisted suicide.

    On Dec. 30, as snowflakes fell outside his window, my husband and the love of my life, J.J. Hanson, took his last breath. He was 36 years old. I was with him, holding our two young sons in my arms. We had known the day would come — J.J. had been living with terminal brain cancer for three and... Read more
  • The Beheading of John the Baptist

    “Men create their own hell and help one another descend into it. Perdition is an equitable exchange because it results from reciprocal evil desires and evil behavior. The only victims are children on whom scandal is imposed.” (René Girard) I remember with great fondness childhood... Read more
  • Tips: How to write to your Bishop

    This post is to assist you with tips and ideas for writing a letter to your Bishop regarding the sexual misconduct crisis in the Church.  This page is a companion to our resource page that we are continuing to update as this crisis plays out.  We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you in... Read more