Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Becomes Pope Francis

by Steven Ertelt | The Vatican | |  The archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has been selected to become the next Pope, leading the Catholic Church. The new pontiff is the Argentine-born son of an Italian railway worker and is seen as a compassionate conservative. Continue reading

Beware Surveys of Catholics

February 22, 2013 -Bill Donohue addresses a Pew Research Center survey of Catholics that was released on February 21: The Pew Research Center survey is entitled, “U.S. Catholics Divided On Church’s Direction Under New Pope.” Not surprisingly, most media outlets ran similar headlines. I have a high regard for the work of Pew, but there are a few important caveats that need to be respected. Continue reading

Does The National Catholic Reporter Really Poison Minds?

Rockford, Il – ( – 12-8-2012 – by James – The National Catholic Reporter newspaper and web-site have for decades questioned, distorted, and rejected many teaching of the Catholic Church.  What if any effect does the NCR dissent from church teaching have on people who read their publication? Continue reading