Evan Stambaugh is a LifeSite journalist. He has a BA in Theology and an MA in Philosophy. He previously served as a volunteer, intern, and field assistant for Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign in 2016.
The report, published by the American Principles Project Foundation (APPF), implicates 'myriad powerful individuals' and finds a 'staggering' amount of money moving around various 'corporations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), political action committees (PACs), and governments.'
Journalist Ruth Graham appears to grasp the key to the current conflict between traditionalists and progressives in the Church: It's not fundamentally about the liturgical trappings of the Mass per se, but about competing visions of what the Church is and should be.
Catholic homeschooling mom Jane Bernardel was found guilty of trespassing in July 2021 for refusing to mask while praying inside a church in 2020. Bishop James Johnston of the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph subsequently cited the arrest among a number of other reasons for banning her from entering all churches and buildings in the diocese.
I sure would be upset if I were an unvaccinated New Yorker who lost his job or had to relocate, only for some of the 'haves' with far greater lobbying power to secure an exemption for themselves and themselves alone.