Catholic News Agency: The “Nine-Eleven” of the Catholic Church

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The “Nine-Eleven” of the Catholic Church (Archbishop Dr. Georg Gänswein, Prefect of the Papal Household)  Sept 11, 2018 Thank you very much for the invitation to this esteemed House, which I accepted gladly, to present this book by the American author Rod Dreher, of which I had already heard a lot. The great monk from Norcia, who gave the book its programmatic title, made it very appealing for me to come here. But I was also touched and moved by the date on which we are meeting with this daring author here in Rome. For it is September 11th, which in America – since the Fall of 2001 – has only been referred to as “9/11” in reference to that apocalyptic disaster in which members of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda attacked the United States of America as the whole world watched, in New York and Washington – using fully …

Another Excellent Post by Rod Dreyer – The Stakes In The Catholic Crisis

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The Stakes In The Catholic Crisis By ROD DREHER • September 2, 2018, 8:41 PM Readers, this e-mail came in on Sunday. I share it with you with the permission of the author, though I’ve edited it slightly to obscure his location, to protect his privacy: My name is [deleted] and I live in [deleted]. I am 27 years old. I was brought up as an Evangelical. After a few years of wandering and post-graduation from college, I converted to Roman Catholicism in 2016. No one (and I do mean NO ONE) in my family is Catholic let alone church goers, or even religious. But I, all of my life, I have been on a deep, relentless search for God. In my early twenties I would say I was “searching” for truth, now in my late twenties I would say that search has shifted to a pursuit of peace. Peace in a world …

Rob Dreher on the Church’s inability to be honest about the problem

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Taking The Gay Priest Issue Seriously By ROD DREHER • September 4, 2018, 11:24 PM It was revealed today that two priests from Chicago were arrested in Miami Beachwhen one was giving the other oral sex in a car, in full view of passersby on a busy street. Said CBS Chicago: Cortez’s pants were unzipped and open and his genitalia was exposed, the report says. Berrio and Cortez did not notice the police officer right away, and he had to knock on the window. Such was their ecstasy that they had become insensible to the world. A sarcastic friend said that this is like Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa for our enlightened time. Maybe Cardinal Cupich can commission a woke sculptor to capture this moment of active spirituality for posterity. But seriously, consider these faithful young people in Chicago, having to learn that their spiritual director was arrested in Miami giving oral sex to another priest. What does …

More from Rod Dreher on the Lincoln Diocese

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Dark Mysteries Deepen In Lincoln By ROD DREHER • August 30, 2018, 3:31 PM Readers, my in-box is filling up with appeals from individual Catholics to take a look at bad things happening in their own parishes, and so forth. For a while I was able to answer most of them, to tell them that I just don’t have the time or the resources to do it. Now I can’t even do that. I appreciate so much the outreach, but I am stretched to the limit. This e-mail came in this week, though, and I’m going to post it because it’s a follow-up to one of the Diocese of Lincoln posts I did a few weeks back. Talking to Stan Schulte of that diocese about how his uncle, Father Jim Benton, allegedly abused him when he was a teenager really shook me up. (Fr. Jim Benton denies it.) I greatly admired Schulte for risking the …