By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine - In a sense, the Catholic Church in Italy had set itself up for rejection. In the months leading up to the March election, it doubled down on its policy of greater openness to immigrants whether legal or illegal. In a dozen different ways, Church leaders let it be known that refusal to welcome the migrant was, in effect, a rejection of Christ... Yet voters ignored the Church and voted in large numbers for the anti-immigration parties.
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews - Under questioning from pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirmed there is no “specific” right to abortion in the Constitution... During his nomination hearings, Judge Kavanaugh has been careful to discuss abortion within the context of what the Supreme Court has decided in the precedent-setting cases of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood without biasing the hearings with his own views in a way that would force him to recuse himself in future abortion cases before the court.
By Fr. Leon Pereira O.P., Catholic Herald - To the modern mind, Adoration does not seem particularly useful, unless it is understood as some form of mindfulness. It comes as no surprise that the world might value the charitable deeds of missionaries, such as St Teresa of Calcutta, but not put much stock in Carthusian monks praying and contemplating.
By Benjamin Wiker, National Catholic Register - The current systematic embrace of sexual disorder among the bishops and cardinals—even those in the Vatican itself—creates theological disorder. Sexual scandal leading up to the Reformation was sordid enough, but it did not then result in attendant theological malformation. But things are different now because all too many in the hierarchy desire a fundamental change in the Church’s doctrines on sexuality. Grace builds on nature, the supernatural on the natural. If those in charge of guarding doctrine embrace sexual disorder, theological disorder must be bent to fit. Sexual libertinism needs theological liberalism as its theological complement.