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While the “Doctrine of Discovery” can be rescinded, the call to evangelize and convert all nations cannot be.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

Our Culture of Abuse

Recent revelations about the Southern Baptists show that sexual abuse is not a “Catholic thing.” But it is a cultural thing and churches have been invaded by that culture of self-gratification that will take what it wants.

2000 Mules and the Big Truth

The mainstream media – both Left and Right – want to ignore the new documentary “2000 Mules” that exposes fraud in the 2020 election. But Catholics must fight for the truth to be exposed.

Easter and the Eighth Day

Christians no longer even understand what the Eighth Day means, but reclaiming such ideas like the Eighth Day is no small part in the requisite work for the restoration of Christian culture.

Is Cardinal Marx’s Heresy Set in Stone?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church isn’t above question or critique, but such inquiries should challenge not *what* the Catechism teaches but, rather, *how* it teaches it.

Are You Responsible for the Errors of Russia?

The great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky believed that we are individually responsible for the sins of everyone in the world—and it is a mindboggling and soul-shaking meditation that is ripe material for Lent.


George Floyd Was Not Jesus Christ

In anticipation of The Catholic University of America’s obligations and observations regarding Black History Month, an icon entitled “Mama” by artist Kelly Latimore was displayed outside Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel at the Columbus School of Law—and, like the pachamama, soon disappeared.  Whether this was an act that mirrored justice or injustice may be a … Read more

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