Sean Fitzpatrick

Sean Fitzpatrick is a senior contributor to Crisis and serves on the faculty of Gregory the Great Academy, a Catholic boarding school for boys in Pennsylvania.

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Fighting Terrorism Like a Catholic Barbarian

An aggressive Catholic attitude should give no philosophical or societal quarter in the attack against reality and religion, even if giving no quarter draws looks, insults, or shock.

June 28 and the Original Gender Defender

As Pride Month 2023 blows itself out with its loud, frothy-mouthed proclamations that demand uncanny and unconditional validation, the voice of Irenaeus booms from the heavens like summer thunder, denying and denouncing their aberrations.

Trump vs. the Washington War Machine

The prosecution of Donald Trump is entirely, overtly, and embarrassingly political. And it’s mostly because he dares oppose the Washington War Machine.

Pride Month Goeth Before a Fall

The Rainbow Flag is a lie, plain and simple, and it shouldn’t be tolerated either on the conservative Christian side or the liberal secular side. It is pandering, it is patronizing, it is grooming.

Cardinal George Pell, Peace At Last

Besides being a champion for orthodox Catholicism in an age of liberalism, Cardinal Pell will be remembered primarily as the Prince of the Church who went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

A Wise Man Ends His Pilgrimage

Life and death are inseparable partners in the course of human salvation, and so it is fitting that we end the season celebrating the birth of Christ with the death of a holy man.

Christmas Eve is Holy Eve’s

One of the deepest and dearest secrets of the Christmas season is hidden in plain sight: Christmas Eve is the feast day of Holy Eve, the wife of Adam and the mother of all.

Can Ye Love Hitler?

Kanye West’s recent comments about Adolf Hitler is worth some attention from wary Catholics.

The Merciless Candidacy of John Fetterman

The Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat debate between Democratic candidate John Fetterman and Republican candidate Mehmet Oz was bizarre and sad, and revealed the merciless ambition of the Democratic Party.

What Do You Tell Your Kids About Halloween?

Halloween is no longer regarded as a vigil for the faithful departed. But with the loud prevalence of Halloween as a commercialized fright-fest, Catholic parents should have something to say to their kids about this strange, ghoulish festival.

Yes, Liz Cheney, Truth Does Matter

Liz Cheney famously said, “the truth matters.” The truth does matter, and Cheney’s rejection by the people of Wyoming is a clear demonstration that her repurposing of truth to gain political advantage will not be tolerated.

Respect the Doctrine

While the “Doctrine of Discovery” can be rescinded, the call to evangelize and convert all nations cannot be.

A Little Discrimination Can Go a Long Way

There are certainly lies and lifestyles that discerning Catholics should discriminate, insofar as they are unhealthy and not conducive to human happiness and fulfillment.

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