Catholic Exchange: For All of Us Who Feel Ignored by the “Listening Church”

here are a lot of wounds in the Mystical Body today and, in many ways, the Synod on Synodality is pouring salt into those wounds. Since 2018—and even before that—it seems as if the cries of the evangelized People of God continue to go ignored. Whether it is the scandals, corruption, the lack of supernatural …

Catholic Exchange: Servant of God Frank Parater’s Burning Love for Souls

Servant of God Frank Parater was a seminarian for the Diocese of Richmond whose cause for beatification was opened in October 2001. He desired to lay down his life for Christ as a priest. He burned with an intense love for souls and wanted to see souls converted to Christ and His Church. In a …

First Article at Crisis Magazine: Flight of the Lady-Bishops

**I know I haven't been keeping up with the blog lately. I have multiple writing projects going at present, so I've been giving my attention to those over regular blogging. Below is the first piece I've published at Crisis Magazine. ***It should be noted, that while I published an article today respectfully disagreeing with my …

Catholic Exchange: The World Needs the Witness of Celibate Priests

Last week, Fr. Jonathan Morris of Fox News fame announced that he has decided to leave the priesthood and is petitioning for laicization. In response to the very public announcement of his decision, I was immediately struck by how little so many respondents understood the nature of the priesthood. I was also disheartened to see …

Wherein I Rant About the Treatment of Priests by Some Members of the Laity

There is something that is going on in many Catholic parishes that I find disturbing.  It is something that I have noticed the more I get involved in the Church.  It is an utter lack of Christian charity towards our priests by some members of the laity.  Priests are attacked for pretty much everything that …