Video courtesy of Coalition for Canceled Priests - In his video message, Gibson spoke about “hirelings” in the Church who are not defending authentic Church teaching. He said that he agreed with Archbishop Viganò’s view that Vatican II should be scrapped altogether and that a “parallel, counterfeit Church” was setup to “eclipse” the true Catholic Church.
By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing - We may learn more about the exchanges between Pope Francis and Prime Minister Orban... But it’s clear that Orban, as a head of state, has drawn a distinction that the pope, in his idealism and universalism, has not. Christ’s Cross “extends its arms to everyone.” No nation on earth, however, can do that. What Orban has been attempting in Hungary, for all its debatable aspects, is not mere “defensiveness.” It’s a recognition that problems that are “not supposed to happen,” according to liberal democratic nostrums, do happen.
By Michael Brown, The Stream - But, without doubt or question, it is not cognitive dissonance to proclaim that God is good, even when everything around you seems to suggest the opposite. That’s because He is good and He is God, and to proclaim His goodness is to affirm truth — the highest truth, the most enduring truth, the unchangeable truth, the infinite truth.
By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine - I’ve heard a lot of gloating in the last few weeks, as Catholics of a certain sort enjoy the discomfiture of their brothers who attend the Latin Mass. Evil motives prompt those brothers, they say: hatred of Pope Francis, disdain for Vatican II, unease with women in the sanctuary, and a Right-wing politics that makes a fetish of the unborn child while ignoring the Church’s social teaching as regards the poor.