The Church Shall Prevail

While the Church is weathering the storm of scandals and reformist initiatives, the faithful are also weathering storms of their own. They must confront their own shaken confidence. They must respond to those inside the Church who want to change Church teaching. They must respond to those outside the Church who do not understand Catholic governing structures.

The TFP’s work seeks to help the faithful navigate in these troubled waters, reminding them that God permits these storms so that they might be strengthened.

Amid the storm, the Church will prevail. Did not Our Lord reassure the Apostles during the storm: “Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith?”

Taking the Schiltz Challenge

If anyone should know about the sexual abuse scandals, it is Prof. Patrick Schiltz. While in private practice from 1987-1995, he represented various churches in hundreds of clergy abuse cases. He now holds the St. Thomas More Chair in Law … Continue reading

Who Will Watch the Watchdogs?

When the sexual abuse scandals broke upon the American scene early last year, many reacted with shock and dismay. The horrific discoveries of scandals and cover-ups were inconceivable. Even now, the crisis is clearly not over. Spreading from Boston, wildfires … Continue reading

Reality Check in Boston

As TFP member Norman Fulkerson and I arrived at St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery in downtown Boston, a feeling of apprehension seized me. It was Ash Wednesday and we knew that St. Anthony’s held Masses and distributed ashes all day long. … Continue reading

Letter from Bishop Vasa

April 2003 Dear Faithful Catholic, As you know, the Seal of Confession is a very sacred and significant part of the Sacrament of Penance. This promise of inviolability allows repentant sinners to approach the priest with confidence even when facing … Continue reading

TFP Book Welcomed in St. Louis

On Sunday, February 9, the American TFP vibrant supporter network in St. Louis held a local launching for the hard-hitting book just authored by the TFP Commission for American Issues, I Have Weathered Other Storms: A Response to the Scandals … Continue reading

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