My latest column: Catholic Identity Confirmed at Pittsburgh Conference
October 14, 2021
By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK
One of the most important events of the year is the annual Catholic Identity Conference. Big thinkers and writers from Rome and throughout the U.S. gather for liturgy, presentation of papers and talks, and to share news and ideas. Most important, as the name of the conference implies, they pray and work together to cement and deepen our Catholic Faith and the identity that should come with it. The greatest crisis in the Church since Vatican II has been the destruction and the loss of Catholic identity and, for so many as a result, the faith itself.
Among the many Catholic organizations and media reps, yours truly represented The Wanderer at the conference held in Pittsburgh this year. I made the trip for the annual trad confab to the city where three rivers meet, on the sunny and warm first days of October. I did my part to spread word about the paper by placing out free copies which were quickly snapped up.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider offered a Pontifical Solemn High Mass on the afternoon of Friday, October 1, to a packed Church of the Precious Blood, administered by the Institute of Christ the King. Takeaways from his inspiring homily included the truth that nature has no void. Christ is King. His Sacred Heart is ours in the Holy Eucharist. His Sovereignty must be extended over individuals and societies. If He, the only Good, is not King another, which is evil, will be whether we like it or not.