Cardinal News: Burke banished, Wuerl wins, Kasper caves (on public adultery). Meanwhile, the 'Godmother of Punk" and Sister Cristina get invited by the Pope to come and perform at the Vatican. In heaven's name, what is going on in Rome!
Using a clip from the 1950 film, "Cheaper By the Dozen", Michael Matt shows how yesterday's liberals are today's conservatives. Question: Are Catholic couples who leave family size up to God really "bad stewards"?
Sunday Sermons: Father speaks about Modernism's impact on the Church. Beginning with St. Pius X's war against the "rats and rodents" infesting the Church, he concludes with a few words on Mother Teresa and how Modernism impacted even this holy and courageous woman.
Michael Matt interviews the head of the Roman Forum, Dr. John Rao, about the upcoming Summer Symposium on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy, where Catholics from all over Europe and America meet to defend and restore the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Another sacrilegious scandal at a big papal pep really--this time in Manila. Why is the Vicar treated like God, while God is treated like a bag of Doritos? What part does the institutionalized abuse of Communion in the hand play in this ongoing outrage?
In what surely must be one of the most courageous sermons of 2018, this diocesan priest takes the gloves off and asks: "What's it going to be? The constant teaching established by Scripture, doctors and fathers of the Church, sainted popes and God Himself? Or that which rests on the whim of Pope Francis, who seems to think the Catholic Churchâ€™s binding teaching is whatever his opinion happens to be." God help us, what is this man thinking, that in the middle of the most outrageous clerical sex scandal to date he decides itâ€™s time to go after capital punishment.
Father uses St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians and the story of Jesus and the ten lepers as foundation for his discussion of the Old Law and a pharisaical approach to the Gentiles. Is St. Paul’s anger at the Judaizers the same as the anger many critics today express against Traditional Catholics-- those they accuse of being the new Judaizers for insisting on restoring the Old Latin Mass, the old moral theology and the rest of the traditions of the Church? What do you think?
Michael clears up a few questions from last week's episode about the upcoming canonization and makes an announcement about the future of The Remnant Underground. Also, what is with the Internet trolls and who is Catholic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?