How to Escape the Influence of Bad Bishops

Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, formally the most powerful cleric in the United States, was well known for his two-faced approach to Church politics. He turned out to be a homosexual and a pederast, having molested multiple teenage boys, McCarrick was eventually laicized (defrocked) in 2019. As a Practicing and Faithful Catholic blogger, I get some interesting... Continue Reading →

Weathering the Coming Storm

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Ludolf Bakhuizen, circa 1695 No matter how you look at it, and no matter how things play out in the months and years ahead, the storm we've all been waiting for has arrived. Things are about to get very difficult for Faithful and Practicing Catholics in... Continue Reading →

When Peter has Fallen

The Rebuking of Saint Peter, Flemish School, circa 1600 What do we call it when a pope doesn't act like a pope? That's something modern Catholics struggle with, because for over a century, we've had some pretty good popes, including a few Saints! Catholics haven't had to deal with corrupt popes, or even heretical popes,... Continue Reading →

Who Are the People of Praise?

Photo Credit: People of Praise Ever since the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court, she has come under relentless attack from media personalities, and political pundits, for her alleged membership in the "dark and mysterious cult" called the 'People of Praise' (POP). So what are the 'People of Praise?' Are... Continue Reading →

The Only Way Forward Now

A Faithful Catholic Family at Mass This essay builds on the logical conclusion that naturally follows my two previous essays on the current state of affairs in American society and the abysmal state of affairs in the Catholic Church. It's based on realism, not idealism, digesting the data as is, without relying on some pie-in-the-sky... Continue Reading →

How many Catholics are Faithful?

The Holy Eucharist being Adored by the Faithful Religion demographic polls treat Catholicism like a monolith, as if all Catholics are the same, while they break down Protestantism in detail based on beliefs and social positions. The truth, however, is that Catholicism in America is not nearly as unified as the typical demographers would have... Continue Reading →

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