• The Vatican and China: Lessons From John Paul II and Cuba

    In October 1997, as Pope John Paul II prepared for a historic visit to Fidel Castro’s Cuba, a once devoutly Catholic country that communists had subjected to a nasty war on religion, Vatican aides found a hidden microphone in the parish house where the Pope was scheduled to stay. The Vatican... Read more
  • Canceled by the Cancel Culture

    Harper’s magazine has published a letter July 7 in defense of free speech signed by more than 150 public intellectuals, which has already fallen victim to the kind of virtual mob-rule that it decries. Ironically, a number of signatories have asked that their names be removed... Read more
  • How Marxists Exploit Race

    On March 25, 1931, two white women, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, claimed they had been raped by nine black teenagers along the railroad from Chattanooga to Memphis. In a town called Paint Rock, Alabama, a citizen posse took the law into its hands and “arrested” the boys, transporting them... Read more
  • Cardinal Zen: ‘No confidence’ in HK religious freedom after new security law

    Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has warned that new security laws in the province could lead to a clamp down on religious freedom.  In a series of videos posted Tuesday on the Facebook page “Catholics Concerned about the Hong Kong National Security Law Group,”... Read more
  • San Juan Capistrano Mission relocates St. Junipero Serra statues for protection

    Two statues of St. Junipero Serra have been moved from a Catholic mission and church in southern California amid fears of vandalism as protests around the state continue to topple statues. The Mission San Juan Capistrano and its neighboring church have removed statues of Serra from their... Read more
  • Thousands call for change to medal for the Order of St Michael and St George amid claims it is ‘racist’

    A petition is calling for one of the Queen’s highest honours to be redesigned as campaigners say it resembles a white man killing a black man. Thousands of people have signed a change.org petition which was started last week, noting a similarity between the medal for the Order of St... Read more
  • Some want D.C.’s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

    Washington, D.C.’s congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, said Tuesday she will introduce legislation to remove a “problematic” statue of Abraham Lincoln from D.C.’s Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill. Holmes Norton cited the statue’s “problematic depiction of the... Read more
  • Seattle Protests: As The Cops Withdrew, Clergy Showed Up

    Protesters occupying Seattle’s “autonomous zone,” a portion of the city’s bohemian (and high-income) Capitol Hill district spread over several city blocks, have managed to keep police and politicians out for almost two weeks. But they haven’t kept out God. Tucked into the scenery,... Read more
  • A Morally Empty Jurisprudence

    Conservatives were bracing for the defection of Justice Gorsuch on the cases dealing with the “transgendered” and “sexual orientation.” But even the anticipation of the jolt did not diminish its depressing force. The reactions, coming with disbelief and anger, have not been understated.... Read more
  • Minn. bishops modify reopening plan after governor increases crowd limit

    A new executive order from Gov. Tim Walz permits faith-based gatherings at 25% church capacity, with a total limit of 250 people, beginning May 27. The Minnesota governor announced the new order May 23. The new order follows two days of meetings with Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St.... Read more