In the aftermath of the Traditionis Custodes bombshell, I've been struggling with what, exactly, we everyday Catholics without letters behind our names can add to the fast-developing conversation.
Perhaps like some of you, I've been silent on the Synod on Synodality. For me, it has seemed pointless to comment on an exercise that ostensibly gives voice to the "ideas, dreams and concerns" of Catholics "in the margins", according to Pope Francis. As a Traditional Latin Mass Catholic truly marginalized by this pope, I… Continue reading Time to ‘voice your ideas, dreams and concerns’ in 3 sentences or less.
To be clear, the question posed by the "Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection" specifically asked whether our lawmakers should permanently defund "family planning centers affiliated with abortion providers" including, of course, Planned Parenthood. Potato, potahto. They are all connected. In any case, the answer to the question is an unequivocal YES, as… Continue reading Should Missouri lawmakers defund Planned Parenthood?
“Most of all, know that God created you, God loves you and God is on your side.” Thus concludes a statement of support for LGBT youth, signed by 14 U.S. Catholic bishops to date, in which Church teaching on chastity and homosexuality is sparsely quoted. The bishops (including one cardinal) have referenced only one sentence of… Continue reading Father Viviano stands in truth and love against pro-LGBT message from Church hierarchy
Photo Credit: AP/Joe Rosenthal We know who we are. We're the ones who kneel, on the ground if necessary, to receive Holy Communion on our tongues. We're the 30% of practicing Catholics—the Remnant—who still believe Our Lord is really and truly made present in the Eucharist. Here in the Diocese of Jefferson City, and likely… Continue reading A book to read for those who persist.
Good priests are hard to find but easy to identify. They all have targets on their backs. Father Altman of La Crosse, Wisconsin, is just one example. Most recently the Left has called for Father Altman's removal because he, quite rightly, advised Catholics not to take the immoral and dangerous Wuhan flu shot. But there… Continue reading Another holy priest under attack.
Editor's Note: This commentary is submitted by a Traditional Latin Mass Catholic who has often driven from his home at the Lake of the Ozarks to attend the TLM celebrated by Father Hager at St. Barnabas in O'Fallon. A much beloved priest and pastor, Father Hager is responsible for bringing the Latin Mass to St.… Continue reading How to close a self-sufficient parish while saying that you’re not
Your Excellency: Your public response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict has, perhaps unintentionally, served to advance a false, divisive and dangerous narrative. I speak for the many in your flock who view this as reckless irresponsibility and even heresy, as your statements are in alignment with the intrinsically evil Marxist agenda perpetuated by Black… Continue reading Bishop McKnight, stop stoking racism.
Courageous, outspoken priests who boldly defend Church teaching are few and far between. We are blessed to have one here in central Missouri: Father Anthony Viviano, Moderator of Pro-Life Ministry for the Diocese of Jefferson City and pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia. In his homily last weekend, Father Viviano passionately called out… Continue reading Missouri priest to Biden, Pelosi: “If you’re going to make a mockery of the Catholic faith, I’ll have something to say about it.”