Dear Pope Emeritus: The 5 Non-negotiables are official US Policy – Are they “Catholics” policy too?

Dear Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, We live in a time of massive suppression of free speech in the United States.  The truth is frequently a victim of our “cancel culture.”  It is evident by your recent comments that Joe Biden is “Catholic and observant” that you are not fully aware of his history and policies. … More Dear Pope Emeritus: The 5 Non-negotiables are official US Policy – Are they “Catholics” policy too?

Chinese Spying on the Vatican: A McCarrick Connection? – PART II – Secondary effects

November 10, 2020 (Edward J. Barr) – In PART I we posited that Cardinal McCarrick may have been an unwitting agent of influence for the Chinese communist regime.  If he was, the goal of the Chinese would be to manipulate McCarrick to use his Vatican connections to promote Holy See policies beneficial to the communist … More Chinese Spying on the Vatican: A McCarrick Connection? – PART II – Secondary effects

Chinese Spying on the Vatican: A McCarrick Connection? – PART I – Primary effects

November 10, 2020 (Edward J. Barr) – The controversial Vatican-Chinese agreement signed in 2018 and just renewed was no doubt aided by the sophisticated and capable Chinese intelligence service. Lost in the recent discussion about the rationale for the Vatican continuing to abide by the as yet undisclosed agreement is the role disgraced former Cardinal … More Chinese Spying on the Vatican: A McCarrick Connection? – PART I – Primary effects

Pope Francis’ Loose Lips Won’t Sink the Ship: The Barque of Peter sails under the power of Christ

October 28, 2020 (Edward J. Barr) – The latest broadside leveled against Church teaching by Pope Francis must above all be seen for what it is, a private opinion expressed in a casual setting. Numerous commentators have rightly called the Pope to task for his ill-advised opining against truths of the faith throughout his pontificate.  … More Pope Francis’ Loose Lips Won’t Sink the Ship: The Barque of Peter sails under the power of Christ

Mary’s “part” in the Ascension points to her Assumption

August 12, 2020 (Edward J. Barr) – The feast of the Assumption is a time to ponder Mary’s unique role in salvation history.  The significance of her fiat is a theological joy that has intrigued and excited Catholics for millennia.  All that Mary does, teaches, and exemplifies is based upon the salvific mission of her … More Mary’s “part” in the Ascension points to her Assumption

Are the 5 Non-negotiables really Non-negotiable?

July 29, 2020 (Edward J. Barr) – As we get closer to the Presidential election a number of self-proclaimed Catholic news outlets have attacked the legitimacy of the “five non-negotiables,” those policies that Catholics should always reject. These are abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and “homosexual marriage.” Based on Church teachings, especially … More Are the 5 Non-negotiables really Non-negotiable?

Will Divine Providence Spoil the Party in the Ocean State?

August 5, 2019 (Edward J. Barr – Contributor) – Like many Americans the summer is time for vacations. For my wife and I, the annual trip to New England in the summer time is always a highlight. Growing up in Rhode Island, it was always a matter of pride to live in the “most Catholic” … More Will Divine Providence Spoil the Party in the Ocean State?