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‘Joker’ is not a political statement — it’s a spiritual nightmare...

Todd Phillips’ Joker is shaping up to be the most controversial film of the year, if not the decade. A brutally dark, 70s-style art-house film that turns the comic book genre on its head, it has been surprisingly popular with moviegoers and surprisingly unpopular with critics, garnering 90% and 69% in its respective Rotten Tomatoes scores...

A Chicago mother’s miracle baby and the making of a saint...

A pregnant woman in crisis, a baby in jeopardy and absolute healing. Melissa Villalobos believes it was a miracle. Her doctors have no medical explanation, and now the Catholic Church is canonizing Cardinal Newman thanks to a Chicago woman's experience. “I was supposed to miscarry, or she’d be born prematurely, but she was born full term...

Does the Notre Dame survey demonstrate that seminaries are safe?

When the news came out last summer that Theodore McCarrick had been abusing seminarians for decades and that his conduct was widely known, social media was filled with statements of concern by mothers who had been encouraging their sons to consider priestly vocations: Could they entrust their sons to seminaries? Likely it was such concerns that led distinguished theologian John Cavadini...

Democratic candidate Beto O‘Rourke says churches, charities and universities should lose tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage...

Burn the cishet patriarch, and savor the sweet incense of combusting whiteness! Even at this late date, we hear from many liberals that orthodox Christians are “obsessed” with homosexuality. They can’t grasp why, aside from bigotry, that we are so concerned about the issue. It’s largely because the march of LGBT ideology to conquer our culture tramples over the rights of orthodox/traditionalist religious people...

What is paganism and what’s the problem with paganism?

There’s a lot of talk around the Amazon synod concerning paganism. The weird tree planting ceremony in the Vatican last week prompted conversations expressing everything from curiosity and concern to panic and outrage. It’s worth explaining the relationship of paganism to the Catholic faith because the links with paganism are used to attack Catholicism from three different fronts: Fundamentalism...