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Pandemic Policy: Singing Banned in CA, Catholic Victory in NY

While California officials applaud public protests involving tens of thousands of not exactly COVID-mindful individuals, the same officials have informed “houses of worship” that due to the risk of spreading the virus their members are banned from singing or chanting. With masks? Without masks? With no-contact thermometer checkpoints in place or without? Are we still…

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US Navy Forbids Its Sailors the Sacraments

UPDATE – July 9, 2020: The United States Navy has issued a new, clarified policy statement on the question of service members attending indoor religious services, which states that nothing about their guidance “should be construed to restrict attendance at places of worship where attendees are able to appropriately apply COVID-19 transmission mitigation measures, specifically social…

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Defending Saints Is for the Laity, Defending Sinners for the Bishops

“Unite the clans!” frequently urges Michael Matt of the Remnant Newspaper. After months of shambolic infighting amongst faithful Catholics over the status of the SSPX, with one small tweet, Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and former rector at Mundelein seminary, has gone where no traditional Catholic has been able to go…


Black Lives Matter and Anarcho-Tyranny in the Church

When Garces Memorial High School sacked theology teacher Tim Gordon for telling the truth about Black Lives Matter, the school divulged a dirty little secret about the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Just as ruling-class elites in both political parties in the United States despise the deplorables who voted for President Trump, the ruling-class elites…

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Jacques Maritain: Visionary or Leftist Ideologue?

There is no question that Jacques Maritain has had a profound impact upon Catholic intellectual life. Notre Dame sports its Jacques Maritain Center; then-senator Kennedy quoted Maritain during an address to Assumption College; Pope Paul VI described Maritain as a “master.” Along with Etienne Gilson, Josef Pieper, G.K. Chesterton, and others, Maritain served Saint Pius…

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