Michael Sean Winters: Brian Fraga's reporting on dark money funding some conservative Catholic groups shows how the culture wars have distorted Catholic teaching. This should give every Catholic leader nightmares.
Among recipients of Donors Trust funds were traditionalist parishes, conservative bishops' dioceses, pro-life groups, religious liberty law firms, a free-market think tank, and libertarian efforts at Catholic colleges.
Timothy Busch and the Napa Institute's latest foray into Catholic higher education — funding a new lecture series at Notre Dame — is sparking a backlash from professors at the university, according to interviews with faculty over the past two months.
The Napa Institute announced plans to expand its work to include programs on priestly formation and a lecture series at the University of Notre Dame, during its summer conference July 22-24 at a spa resort in California.