Catholic Perspective

The Church: The Scandals’ Unmentioned Victim

  The Church: The Scandals’ Unmentioned Victim TFP Analysis of the May 3, 2003 Agreement between Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien (and the Phoenix Diocese) and Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley   The sexual abuse scandals, reported with an unnecessary abundance … 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

The Importance of Chastity

Recently, Wal-Mart pulled magazines with racy covers from its shelves. Since the corporation can account for up to 15% of all single copy magazines, this measure is an extremely effective way to promote the too often ignored values of morality … Continue reading

Just War According to Catholic Teaching

After the brutal September 11 attacks, the United States must once again wage a war in a foreign land. As always, the problem of the legitimacy of using military action for revenge as a means of re-establishing justice comes to … Continue reading

On the Horns of a False Dilemma

Allow Reforms in the Church, or Be Labeled an Accomplice to Sexual Abuse How Some Pressure Groups Are Fomenting Revolution Inside the Church On June 1, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) sent a … Continue reading

Tracing the Glorious Origins of Priestly Celibacy

Self-appointed reformers always arise in times of crises offering “brilliant” solutions that attempt to demolish the Church’s most venerable traditions. Priestly celibacy, a glorious trait of the Latin Church, has been a constant target of these so-called reformers. Curiously enough, … Continue reading

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