House of God Cleaning

In a classic case of the fish rotting from the head down, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano implicates the Holy Father in the Cardinal McCarrick cover-up. As one might expect, this has led to a chorus of Catholics calling for  Pope Francis’ Resignation. On his way home from Ireland, the Pope refused comment on the matter directly. Instead, the … More House of God Cleaning

  “The Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine – but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity may be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight.” —Hilaire Belloc

  It should come as no surprise that the filthiest, most venomous viper in the brood should be the Cardinal Archbishop of the swamp that is D.C.   Most of my fellow Catholics are undoubtedly shaking their heads sadly at the non-stop torrent of terrible and tragic disclosures of clerical child sex abuse. Many, I’m … More

  Fr. Rutler’s Weekly Column July 22, 2018    Samuel Taylor Coleridge indulged his romantic naiveté in suggesting that culture should be governed by an educated elite, which he called a “clerisy.” The word had the same root as “cleric,” since the clergy had a pre-eminent role in erudition. Coleridge meant it to include all … More