By Joan Frawley Desmond, NC Register - Summing up the response of many Catholics in the pews, Vickie Schmidt, a victim-survivor of sexual abuse by a priest and the co-author of Soul Light for the Dark Night, told the Register: “I want to know how many people knew about McCarrick in the U.S. hierarchy and in Rome.”… Schmidt also vented her anguish at the shameful evidence of McCarrick’s double life and Church authorities’ failure to protect seminarians and young priests subject to his abuse… “We are talking about people’s lives,” she said. “The Church is so concerned about priestly vocations, and then it allows something like this to go on in its seminaries.”
By Bill Bumpas, OneNewsNow - Christians in northern Nigeria have experienced a sharp increase in violence during 2019, mostly recently the kidnapping of church members during a choir practice… Open Doors USA has been documenting the violence in the African country, where two groups are targeting Christian believers… “You have Boko Haram, which is an ISIS/al Qaeda-type organization,” says Open Doors leader David Curry. “And then you've got the Fulani, which is a tribal organization but is still never the less targeting Christians, trying to force them from their homes, persecuting them because of their faith."
By Julia Meloni, Crisis Magazine - Today, as the fire of revolution burns in the Church, Dr. Taylor Marshall’s bracing, important new book Infiltration offers an illuminating “historical diagnosis” for our present ecclesial malaise. Adroitly weaving together papal documents, Marian apparitions, historical data, and original research into the mysterious center of gravity known as St. Gallen, Switzerland, Marshall convincingly shows that the sparks of Church crisis far predate both Pope Francis and Vatican II.
By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews - Cardinal Raymond Burke stated that leaders within the Catholic Church appear to be falling into a “kind of totalitarian mentality” with regard to their treatment of Professor John Rist, one of the original 19 signatories of the Open Letter to Bishops accusing Pope Francis of heresy, who was barred from Pontifical Universities without explanation in the wake of signing the Open Letter… “We seem in the Church to fall into a kind of totalitarian mentality, where people are simply exercising authority without speaking with the person involved…”