Staff Bloggers

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Erie Bishop Models What a Real Apology to Victims Looks Like

The Pennsylvania Grand Jury has delivered a searing moral indictment of the Catholic Church’s bishops and their chanceries for their historic cover-up of clerical sexual abuse. In Pennsylvania alone, more than a thousand victims were attacked by...

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The Assumption Dogma — What We Need to Know

Venerable Pius XII begins Munificentissimus Deus quite unexpectedly, first referring to something troubling him — something rapidly multiplying in our day. Remember, this was 1950. He said his “pontificate is weighed down by ever so many cares,...

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‘Global Family Eucharistic Holy Hour’ is Coming to TV

“The children are prayer warriors. That’s what is so important. The kids are doing the battle when they are praying — praying for families,” says Pat Polachek, one of the main organizers of the Global Family Eucharistic Holy Hour. This Holy Hour...

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Metuchen Bishop: Fear of Retribution Must End for #MeToo Seminarians

Many bishops are now facing the reality that journalists know well: the vast majority of priests and seminarians, past and present, who experienced or saw adult sexual abuse by powerful clerics, were cowed into suffering in silence. The #MeToo...

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Bishop: Lay Faithful, not Bishops, Must Investigate McCarrick and Coverup

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has floated a proposal, published Monday morning in an exclusive interview with the National Catholic Reporter, that bishops should be impaneled to investigate the sexual predations of Theodore McCarrick, the former...

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Albany Bishop Excoriates ‘Incestuous’ Spiritual Fathers

The Catholic Church’s #MeToo revelations are just beginning as current and former priests, seminarians, and even nuns across the globe, are finding their voice to come forward about the sexual abuse they have experienced at the hands of people in...

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Archbishop Sheen’s Warning of a Crisis in Christendom

“First of all, we are at the end of Christendom,” Bishop Fulton Sheen solemnly said during a television show in 1974. “Now not Christianity, not the Church. Remember what I am saying.” Then he defined what he meant. “Christendom is economic,...

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Powerful Brown Scapular and Its Perennial Promises

There’s a picture of a young Karol Wojtyla as a factory worker posing with a friend during a work break. He is wearing a big smile and a very visible Brown Scapular. As Pope John Paul II, he recalled how he wore his Scapular from about age 10. ...

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Even More Patriotic Hymns for the 4th of July

While God Bless America, America the Beautiful and America known popularly as My Country ‘Tis of Thee are the best known of the patriotic hymns or songs as noted in another Register article, there are others which are also not quite as well-known...

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‘US Rosary Coast-to-Coast’ Planned for October

Remember the Holy League of Nations that Pope St. Pius V formed in 1571, and the result of the battle they engaged in? Their victory at Lepanto on Oct. 7, 1571 was attributed to the Rosary, and the date became the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy...