Analysis

The Ratzinger Diagnosis  

April 24, 2019 George Weigel 18

Published a week short of his 92nd birthday, Joseph Ratzinger’s essay on the epidemiology of the clergy sex-abuse crisis vividly illustrated his still-unparalleled capacity to incinerate the brain-circuits of various Catholic progressives.  The origins of […]

The Dispatch

Why I am staying Catholic

February 28, 2019 Russell Shaw 31

This column is being written on the eve of a much-publicized summit meeting of bishops from around the world whom Pope Francis has summoned to Rome to discuss the sex abuse scandal but will appear […]

The Dispatch

The Francis-friendly Media

February 25, 2019 William Kilpatrick 17

When the first sex-abuse scandal broke in 2002, the secular media carried a lot of anti-Catholic commentary. Popular columnists such as Maureen Dowd and Christopher Hitchens savaged the Church with gusto. By contrast, media coverage […]

News

McCarrick laicized by Pope Francis

February 16, 2019 Catholic News Agency 12

Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered this week the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington, and a once powerful figure in ecclesiastical, diplomatic, […]