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The “Unanimous Consent” of the Church Fathers

By Jimmy Akin | In 1546, the Council of Trent issued a decree which prohibited people from interpreting Scripture “contrary to the unanimous consent of the Fathers.” The meaning and significance of this concept has been widely...

Eucharist, Parenthood, Communion of Persons

By John Grondelski | Last week, in the context of Jesus’ ongoing Eucharistic teaching, we looked at the communion of persons which constitutes marriage. While marriage is a distinct institution, with its own identity, rights and...

The Pope Just Asked Us All to Pray and Fast

By John Clark | In response to revelations of sexual crimes by members of the clergy, Pope Francis has just issued a Letter to the People of God, in which he makes a request for universal prayer and fasting. His letter begins...

#Sackclothandashes: Making Acts of Reparation in the Face of Scandal

By Susanna Spencer | Sorrow, outrage, shock are just a few of the emotions I have seen expressed across my social media pages these last few weeks. I have seen calls to the hierarchy to do something, to fix the problems that...

St. Samuel—Blessed with the Spirit of God

By Theresa Doyle-Nelson | When Samuel went to sleep in his place, the LORD came and stood there, calling out as before: Samuel, Samuel! Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” ―1 Samuel 3:9b–10 Samuel was a...

Pope Francis: All Must Help Root Out Culture of Abuse

By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis has personally responded to the grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses by calling on “all members of God’s People” to help “uproot the culture of abuse” in the...

Welcoming Pope’s Letter on Abuse, Head of US Bishops Pledges Action

By CNA/EWTN News | WASHINGTON — Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, welcomed Pope Francis’ letter Monday to all the faithful addressing the recent...

Roundup: Bishops React to Sexual Abuse Scandal

By Register Staff | Several U.S. bishops have issued statements in reaction to the scandal surrounding Archbishop (formerly Cardinal) Theodore McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. This...

An Exorcist’s Perspective on the Sex Abuse Scandal

By Patti Armstrong | The loyalties of those who have relentlessly defended the Church have been wearied. While we were defending and praying for the Church to rise above old sex scandals, it seems that leaders within the Church...

Harvey Weinstein, Theodore McCarrick & How You Can Help the #CatholicMeToo Movement

By Jennifer Roback Morse | Question: What do Harvey Weinstein and Theodore McCarrick have in common?  Answer: That vow of celibacy they took.  Oh. Wait. Maybe not.  All kidding aside:...