Catholic priests gathering to pray
January 2nd, 2019

Catholic bishops from across the U.S. are meeting in Chicago for a week-long retreat that will focus on the clergy sexual abuse scandal that continues to plague the Church. Sounds promising, right? Well, there’s a catch. The bishops have been forbidden to enact new policies, instead focusing on prayer as a solution. Continue reading

Catholic Priest in church
December 20th, 2018

The Illinois state attorney general’s office reported this week that Catholic dioceses neglected to report at least 500 priests and clergy members accused of sexual misconduct. Many are now wondering: what more do they know? Continue reading

The Nun poster
October 26th, 2018

Horror flick ‘The Nun’ hit movie theaters this fall, and some critics latched onto the demonic possession scenes in the movie as a metaphor for the plague of scandals infesting the Catholic Church. Continue reading

Satan in hell
October 10th, 2018

As the fallout from the clergy abuse scandal continues to plague the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is now blaming the church’s problems on a familiar adversary: Satan himself. Continue reading

Pope Francis angry face
September 14th, 2018

The Vatican sex scandal has officially gone global, forcing Pope Francis to summon the world’s top bishops to Rome to figure out how to end the abuse. Will they come up with a tangible plan to protect children, or just another flimsy set of promises that fail to address the root problem? Continue reading

Small crowd to see Pope Francis speak
August 28th, 2018

Disappointing turnouts across Ireland during Pope Francis’ recent trip has the Catholic Church on its heels. Will the ongoing clergy abuse scandal spell the downfall of the Church, or will Pope Francis find a way to right the ship? Continue reading

Pope death penalty announcement
August 2nd, 2018

In a definitive statement, Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is wrong in all cases – no matter how severe the crime committed. Experts point out that this announcement will place U.S. officials of Catholic faith in a bind. Continue reading

Pope Francis speaking in Hell
April 3rd, 2018

An Italian journalist set the media world ablaze last week when he reported that Pope Francis personally told him that “hell does not exist” during a private meeting. Scrambling, the Vatican press office quickly refuted reports that the pope denies one of the main tenants of the Catholic faith – eternal damnation. They insist the published transcript was not “a faithful transcription of the Holy Father’s words.” Continue reading

Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar
December 5th, 2017

Although Pope Francis did finally meet with the Rohingya in Bangladesh, he appears to be offering a balm for the pain without any real solutions. There are still huge questions about the future of the Rohingya and we must do more to help, writes guest contributor Sandra Gilman. Continue reading

Pope Francis speaking in Myanmar
November 28th, 2017

Pope Francis has completed a visit to Myanmar, though not without severely damaging his image as a peacemaker. Interesting enough, it’s not what he said — but what he didn’t say — that has sparked backlash from humanitarian groups worldwide. Continue reading