By Jason Scott Jones, Church Militant - It was at The Stream that my friend and co-writer John Zmirak proposed a bold and surprising thesis: namely, that Pope Francis' deal with China (negotiated by accused sexual abuser Ted McCarrick) was not a surrender but an alliance. That alliance only deepened in subsequent months. Francis sent his right-hand man, Bp. Marcelo Sorondo, on a shepherded tour of China. ..
By Dan Gelernter, American Greatness - We all remember the Supreme Court’s disgraceful and disgusting behavior following the 2020 elections. Before the election was certified, the justices didn’t want to interfere with an ongoing process. After the election was certified, they refused to hear the election fraud cases because they said it was now a moot point—the election was a fait accompli.
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - It is impossible to curtail sexual abuse of any kind without the cultivation of the virtue of purity. And for most people, it is impossible to cultivate the virtue of purity without prayer, struggle and grace. It is doubly, triply, quadruply (and more) difficult to develop this virtue in a society which deliberately and continuously fosters impurity, not only in the breach but with the full force of government and law.
By Tom Gilson, The Stream - I’d thought I had my eye on America’s shifting culture. I’d seen its troubling new realities: gay marriage, university grievance studies, snowflakes on campus, socialism, Black Lives Matter, and more. But I hadn’t seen what tied it all together... I’d put it all down to human pride, greed, and appetites out of control, including the lust for power — old-fashioned sin, in other words, with ignorance in there to boot, the kind that comes from intellectual and moral laziness.