Undoing the damage will take time: the sooner the Church starts to clear up the mess, the better
The 1994 statement permitting girl servers was a mistaken tactical retreat which led to a fall in priestly vocations. It’s time to withdraw it
After the storm ceased, the Pope thanked the two million for their ‘joy and resistance’. Then they knelt in the mud before the Blessed Sacrament. That’s the meaning of the Catholic faith
Those two million young Catholics are just so unfashionable. Long may it remain so
Theologians can be a ‘curse and affliction upon the church’: so says the US bishops’ senior doctrinal adviser. I wish ours had one like that
But the fact that in the US they do shows that the Benedictine counter-revolution is on course
Why do our Bishops pull out candidates for the priesthood from seminaries which teach the Extraordinary Form? Why are they so intent on defying the Pope?
The new vision of liturgical pluralism should now be an integral part of priestly formation
Now we have proof that abolishing parental rights and encouraging single-parent families was disastrous: the disaster has happened
What was done by design can be undone the same way. But will there be enough political determination to do it?
Has multiculturalism helped to tear our society apart? And was Tariq Jahan’s noble behaviour an implicit rejection of it, an appeal to common values?
The inquest continues; this is an important question we need to resolve
Why didn’t the looters’ parents know where they were? Why didn’t they teach them about right and wrong? Answer: society has undermined the family
We need to back the authority of parents, police, teachers. ‘Children’s rights’ has led to disaster
Is the National Catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) out to get Fr Z? If so, they would be wise to think again
Persecuting orthodox bishops is one thing: but this target bites back
Is this a gulf of incomprehension that simply can’t be bridged?
Sorry, Mr Weigel: the Irish Church has problems, but to call Ireland the ‘epicentre of European anti-Catholicism’ is simply wrong
There’s an obvious distinction between the governance of the Church and the essence of the faith