Tuesday 20th November 2018

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Political Correctness And The Culture Of Death

November 20, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Political Correctness And The Culture Of Death

By MIKE MANNO

Regular readers will know that I spend a lot of time writing about law, court decisions, and the interaction they have with society. Of course you can’t spend much time writing about those topics and not have at least a cursory interest in the sociological underpinnings of what is happening in the culture today.
I am a product of the fifties. I attended school with nuns through elementary school, then was sent to the local Catholic high school to be taught by priests, and finally to a Jesuit college. My formative years, you might say, were steeped in a traditional American-Catholic culture and belief system: God, family, and country.
Society then respected and honored the traditions on which our nation was built. We weren’t concerned about using an offensive pronoun around a gender-nonspecific individual; homosexual activity was wrong and the thought of “gay marriage” would have been considered a joke; the idea of clinics supported by the government that existed solely to terminate the life of a fetus was unheard of because society did not tolerate the indiscriminate killing of the unborn; and we didn’t expel students and fire professors because their words in support of traditional beliefs were found to be hurtful to some.
In short, we’ve sunk into a cultural quagmire that has overtaken us like a tsunami. Where did it come from? How did it sneak up on us like a thief in the night and catch us off guard? As I listened to the political arguments (perhaps “rants” is a better term) in the run-up to this month’s midterm elections, I began to think a bit more deeply about the “why” of this cultural transformation and if there is a way to turn it back.
Then I re-watched the EWTN documentary A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, produced by Arcadia Films and the talented father-son team of Richard and Stephen Payne. It was about the rise and influence of Saul Alinsky, whom we have discussed in this column before (see the October 11, 2018 issue), his community organizing, and the roots of his Marxist ideas, which by and large came from a German Marxist think tank organized in 1923 at the University of Frankfurt. It was “The Institute for Social Research,” or more simply, “The Frankfurt School.” … Continue Reading

When Dems Don’t Win Elections . . . They Create Magically Appearing Ballots

November 19, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on When Dems Don’t Win Elections . . . They Create Magically Appearing Ballots

By DEXTER DUGGAN

PHOENIX — In the days after the November 6 midterm elections, accounts of serious voting irregularities around the nation usually showed Democrats benefiting from some sort of sleight of hand.
Their cry was “Count every vote,” but that meant hordes of fraudulent and illegal votes would dilute the choices of law-abiding citizens. It’s as if a counterfeiter demanded that he be allowed to make his purchases with fistfuls of phony money.
Some major races including Florida’s, Georgia’s, and Arizona’s attracted attention over what seemed to be unnecessarily prolonged vote-counting and suspicious circumstances, although dominant media generally tried to laugh these off.
Conservative national radio host Laura Ingraham said on November 14, “The media and the Democrats are perfectly aligned in their narrative, always now,” as she discussed contested Florida results.
A few days earlier, a caller to Ingraham’s program observed that if a state like Florida, run by Republicans including Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and Sen. Marco Rubio, can’t prevent Democratic fraud, what of a state run by Democrats?
Phoenix radio talk host James T. Harris (KFYI, 550 AM) made a point on November 9 probably echoed by many others, asking why only Democratic candidates benefit by all sorts of votes turning up after Election Day.
Irregularities were cited on conservative outlets that dominant media preferred not to hear. … Continue Reading

USCCB Impotence . . . Pressed Between Patriarch And Prophet

November 18, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on USCCB Impotence . . . Pressed Between Patriarch And Prophet

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK

The bishops of the United States came together for their annual fall meeting (November 12-14) in Baltimore divided. As if to remind us of that fact, their discussions were overshadowed by two conflicting messages.
The patriarch in Rome, Pope Francis, basically ordered them to hold back from planned action to vote on new measures meant to stamp out abuses of sex and power, causing further anger among the lay faithful. The prophet, Archbishop Carlo Viganò, sent a contrary missive, calling them to act, not as “frightened sheep,” but as “courageous shepherds.”
That division was evident in the visible frustration of Daniel Cardinal DiNardo as he announced the last-minute order from the Pope to stand down.
Even before he could finish his delivery of news of the change of course for the planned votes on measures involving a code of conduct and a review board incorporating the laity, Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago took the floor.
His evident preparation in the face of the changed procedures made it appear as if he was one of the few in the room not surprised by the late development, made known to some only late the day before.
Cupich took the line of reassuring everyone of the Pope’s seriousness in the face of the abuse crisis, despite the new delay made necessary at his urging. … Continue Reading

U.S. Bishops Divided, Stalled

November 17, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on U.S. Bishops Divided, Stalled
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By CHRISTOPHER MANION

The annual meeting of the USCCB, winding down as we go to press, will long be regarded as the bishops’ most important meeting since 2002, when the bishops met in Dallas under the guidance of then-Cardinal McCarrick to pass their “child protection” charter. At that meeting, they exempted themselves from that charter’s onerous provisions, and that decision came back to haunt them this week in Baltimore.
This meeting, its issues, and its divisions will resonate for years. The profound problems facing our bishops and the faithful will not likely go away in our lifetimes. The perversion is too deep, the faithfulness too shallow, to expect otherwise. Nonetheless, the meeting drew into sharp focus the battle lines that have been developing for years among the bishops.
To address those, we begin with some truly shocking testimony by one Jayd Henricks, whom The Wanderer identified last year as a key player in the USCCB’s Deep State. Mr. Henricks served for years as the conference’s executive director of government relations before leaving last December. … Continue Reading

Will NIH Extend UCSF’s Aborted-Baby-Parts Mouse Contract?

November 16, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Will NIH Extend UCSF’s Aborted-Baby-Parts Mouse Contract?

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY

(Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor in chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate, www.creators.com, distributes his column.)

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On November 30, 2017, decision-makers at the National Institutes of Health made a profound error. They executed an option to extend for one year a federal contract that will pay the University of California, San Francisco $2,018,293 this year alone.
That contract is called Humanized Mouse Models for HIV Therapeutics Development, and it requires UCSF to obtain human fetal tissue from aborted babies to transplant into mice.
The NIH, I reported on CNSNews.com, published the official solicitation for this contract on December 31, 2012. It stated the contractor would be required to “obtain human fetal tissue.”
Why would a federal government institution — the NIH — make a contract with a state government institution — UCSF — that required the state institution to obtain human fetal tissue?
The solicitation noted that the contract the NIH intended to sign in 2013 would continue and augment work that UCSF was then doing under a previous NIH contract.
That previous contract required UCSF to make one type of “humanized mouse” using human fetal tissue. The new contract would require UCSF to make at least two types of “humanized mice” — both using human fetal tissue.
“The current contract was awarded in 2006 to the University of California, San Francisco (contract number HHSN266200700002C) and will expire in December, 2013,” the solicitation explained.
“The animal model being used is an immune-deficient mouse engrafted with human fetal thymus and liver (severe combined immunodeficiency [SCID]-hu Thy/Liv) and infected with well-characterized isolates of HIV-1,” it said. … Continue Reading

A Reprieve To Accomplish Some Good

November 15, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A Reprieve To Accomplish Some Good

By SHAUN KENNEY

President Trump is right to crow just a bit after the 2018 midterms. In a typical election, the opposition party tends to get about 31 net seats in the House; 39 if the president’s approval ratings are at 40 percent. In short, the Democrats not only underperformed their own narrative, they underperformed historically.
This same narrative only gets worse for the Democrats in the U.S. Senate, where the Republicans will emerge with a comfortable majority that should hold until 2022 at the earliest. With news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffered a fall which cracked three of her ribs, it is a reminder that a Republican-led Senate will not only be selecting federal judges for lifetime appointments, but that the U.S. Supreme Court remains squarely outside the grasp of the progressive left.
There’s other good news in these numbers to for pro-life Catholics. As of today, about 49 senators could be termed “pro-life” — which would have been bad news for a nominee such as Amy Comey Barrett or anyone else whose dogma lives loudly within them. Yet with the current setup? There are something on the order of 53 pro-life votes, Sen.-elect Marsha Blackburn among them. She is famous for leading the Select Panel on Infant Lives which investigated Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted babies’ body parts
Here’s another thing to consider. Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now hold the reins of power in the U.S. House, which means the progressive left will do everything possible to demonstrate to their base precisely how “woke” they are (I don’t know what the word means, but apparently it means something to the effect of pliable to people who cut checks for fake activism).
That will mean two years of sharp contrast in a Congress now deadlocked on the major issues of the day. For folks who are true fans of the First Amendment and wish Madison had stopped with “Congress shall make no law,” this is tremendous news indeed. … Continue Reading

Bishops Confirm the Irrelevancy of the USCCB

November 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Bishops Confirm the Irrelevancy of the USCCB

Shepherd-Gets-Attacked-by-SheepTrue to form, the majority of the bishops took the safe road today and voted for the formal statement, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism.” The full body of bishops approved it by a two-thirds majority vote of 241 to 3 with 1 abstention. Wow, 50 years since the civil rights movement and the bishops have just now realized racism has no place in the Catholic Church and have come out with a pastoral letter against it.

When it came to the heavy lifting the bishops voted down a proposal asking the Vatican to release its records on former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. It was … Continue Reading

Orders From On High . . .

November 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Orders From On High . . .

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Teachable Moments Slipped Past… Until Death Climbed Back In The Saddle

November 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Teachable Moments Slipped Past… Until Death Climbed Back In The Saddle

By DEXTER DUGGAN

Breaking bread together often is thought of as building ties of friendship, but two meals 22 years apart showed how division deepened.
At the National Prayer Breakfast in February 1994 in Washington, D.C., diminutive giant Mother Teresa peeped out through the microphones at the lectern to defend unborn children at length and to denounce abortion. She repeatedly was applauded by national powerbrokers there, and at her conclusion received a standing ovation lasting nearly a minute.
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion,” Mother Teresa said.
She added later: “Please don’t kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child.”
Seated near her at the prayer breakfast were radical pro-abortion Democrats President Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton. In those days they knew better than to proclaim the extent of their brutishness and pretended they desired only “safe, legal, and rare abortion.”
But Peggy Noonan, a former White House speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, was in the audience and saw that the Clintons and also the vice-presidential couple weren’t pleased. Noonan wrote later:
“The president and first lady, seated within a few feet of Mother Teresa on the dais, were not applauding. Nor were the vice president and Mrs. Gore. They looked like seated statues at Madame Tussaud’s. They glistened in the lights and moved not a muscle, looking at the speaker in a determinedly semi-pleasant way.” … Continue Reading

The Fine Art Of Dino Carbetta… Bringing Religious Art Into Today’s Reality

November 13, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Fine Art Of Dino Carbetta… Bringing Religious Art Into Today’s Reality

By REY FLORES

If there is any Heaven-like beauty in this world, aside from human life and nature, it is found in the timeless sacred art within many older traditional Catholic churches everywhere. Starting from the tabernacles and monstrances holding the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and then going to the frescos, statues, and crucifixes, all remind us of the eternal destination we must strive to attain.
While most of us within the Church can and do appreciate traditional sacred art, most religious art from the last fifty years or so tends to be modern and with subject matter that is much less reverent. Many of today’s newer Catholic parishes incorporate a bland and neutral combination of open spaces with sparse statuary and art.
Statues of Mary and Joseph are often one color, that either being plain white, or a dreaded beige. They evoke little more in us than what we already bring to these places, which is our faith itself. We do know that Jesus is present in the tabernacle, regardless of how uninspiring the modernist art and architecture may be.
Enter Dino Carbetta. Dino is a humble man whom I recently had the pleasure to meet. I sought him out after seeing much of his art and photography on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
While what I’ve shared thus far with you sings the praises of traditional sacred art from the past, the very talented Dino Carbetta has taken much of this beauty out of the past and into today’s reality.
The Atlanta-based artist has been a commercial photographer since the late 1980s. He attended the University of Tennessee and pursued his love of photography there, but he took it to the next level to hone and fine tune his craft by attending the Brooks Institute in California. Brooks is considered one of the nation’s most respected schools of art and photography.
Dino’s roots are in Italy, as if his name didn’t already give that away. He is a man who values the Old World traditions of his Italian heritage and, in 2012, he made a trip to Italy to visit his grandparents. A cradle Catholic, Carbetta also has a great devotion to our faith. … Continue Reading

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$25 MILLION PAPAL FOUNDATION GRANT TO VATICAN REMAINS UNACCOUNTED FOR

PHILADELPHIA (ChurchMilitant.com) – After Cdl. Donald Wuerl spearheaded a $25 million grant to the Vatican earlier this year through the Papal Foundation, sources confirm the money remains unaccounted for, the Rome hospital designated as beneficiary apparently never having received the grant. Sources also confirm Wuerl…Continue Reading

Cardinal guilty of covering up sex abuse addresses US bishops’ conference

BALTIMORE, November 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A cardinal barred from public ministry since 2013 as a result of his systematic cover-up of sex abuse spoke at the U.S. Bishops’ General Assembly in Baltimore Tuesday, telling the bishops they “need to lead by witness.” In…Continue Reading

US bishops consider asking Pope Francis to release McCarrick documents

BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will consider officially asking Pope Francis to release any documents related to alleged serial sexual abuser Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. The motion was made from the…Continue Reading

U.S. Catholic Bishops Meet in the Shadow, Still, of Clergy Sex Abuse

This weekend, the Catholic bishops of the United States gather in Baltimore ahead of their three-day annual general assembly, which opens Monday. By coincidence, it will be 16 years exactly since their session in 2002, when they met to amend…Continue Reading

The Synodal Church

Antonio Spadaro, SJ – Carlos Galli Forty years ago, Jesuit Father Arij Roest Crollius wrote: “What is so new about inculturation?”[1] His reflection was a milestone in the understanding of that word and in welcoming a concept at the heart of…Continue Reading

National network of Catholic church leaders told to preserve all communications

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has asked the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to preserve all electronic and paper documents in case other federal prosecutors need to look into accusations of sexual assault against current…Continue Reading

Cdl. Burke ‘strongly’ endorses new virtue education program for young people

October 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the Church’s most outspoken defenders of life, marriage, and family, has “strongly” endorsed a new virtue education program for children. “Alive to the World” is a continuous, story-based virtues/values program. Much…Continue Reading

Pittsburgh wants to revoke Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship of kids event over Christian marriage views

PITTSBURGH, October 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – America’s most successful Christian food chain may be driven out of a children’s community event in Pittsburgh over the owners’ Christian-based view of marriage and homosexuality, if the Pittsburgh City Council has its way.…Continue Reading

Australian bishop touts women’s ordination: ‘transformation of priesthood’ is underway

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, October 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Australian bishop recently told priests that admitting women to the priesthood in the Church’s current state of affairs would be like pouring new wine into old wine skins, but that a “transformation…Continue Reading

Twitter locks LifeSite out of account for ‘hate’: fact-based post on rise in gay STDs

October 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Twitter has just locked LifeSiteNews out of our Twitter account over an article we posted four years ago that provided expert analysis on the rise in sexually-transmitted diseases among homosexuals. The 2014 piece by Dr. Gerard M.…Continue Reading

Ave Maria U president who criticized Cdl. Burke, Archbishop Viganò announces resignation

AVE MARIA, Florida, October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Just six weeks after he issued a statement criticizing Vatican whistleblower Archbishop Carlo Vigano, Ave Maria University (AMU) announced its president Jim Towey will step down in June 2020. Vigano’s 11-page testimony…Continue Reading

‘Just glad we ruined Kavanaugh’s life’: Pro-abortion Left responds to Supreme Court defeat

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Judge Brett Kavanaugh is now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the left-wing forces who pulled out all the stops to defeat him show no signs of cooling down anytime soon. The Senate voted 50-48 on…Continue Reading

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Interview With Cardinal Burke . . . Discriminating Mercy: Defending Christ And His Church With True Love

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  By DON FIER (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Founder of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis., graciously took time out of his busy schedule to grant The Wanderer a wide-ranging interview during a recent visit to the Shrine. Included among the topics…Continue Reading

Developing Lives Of Peace After The Heart Of Mary

By RAYMOND LEO CARDINAL BURKE (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke delivered the address below at the 32nd Annual Church Teaches Forum, “The Message of Fatima: Peace for the World,” Galt House, Louisville, Ky., July 22, 2017. The address is reprinted here with the kind permission of Cardinal Burke. All rights reserved. This is part one of the…Continue Reading

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Bishop explains why he prayed with Catholics rallying outside US bishops’ meeting

BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Why did one prelate among some 200-plus bishops at last week’s US Bishops’ meeting venture across the Baltimore Inner Harbor walking bridge to where hundreds of Catholics were rallying, upset over the Church’s sex abuse scandal? “Well, very simply, because some of my flock asked me to,” Tyler, Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview. Members of his east Texas dioces

San Fran Archbishop to Fellow Bishops: Can’t Ignore Homosexual Link to Clergy Sex Abuse

BALTIMORE (ChurchMilitant.com) – The San Francisco archbishop brought up to his brother bishops a recent report correlating the number of abused boys with the number of homosexuals in the priesthood, telling them, “Some of this might be hard for us to hear and receive.” On Nov. 13, the second day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) general assembly in Baltimore, San Francisco’s Abp. Salvatore

Ohio House votes to ban nearly all abortions with heartbeat bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Ohio House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass legislation that would ban the vast majority of abortions upon detection of a fetal heartbeat. House Bill 258 would ban committing an abortion on any preborn baby with a detectable heartbeat, except in cases of a “subst

Pope Francis has broken with previous popes, causing ‘heresies, schisms’: Vatican theologian

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November 15, 2018 (edwardpentin.co.uk) –In a forceful interview with Italian Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli, Msgr. Nicola Bux has warned that the current pontificate is issuing statements that are generating “heresies, schisms, and controversies of various kinds” and that the Holy Father should issue a profession of faith to restore unity in the Church. In the interview, published Oct. 13 but overlooked due to the Youth Synod taking place in Rome last month, the theologian consul

US bishop challenges brother bishops for allowing pro-LGBT priest to speak in dioceses

BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland forthrightly articulated Church teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts to the U.S. Bishops’ Conference Tuesday. He questioned whether his brother bishops believed this “doctrine of the Church or not,” and if they did, why some of them have allowed certain clergy to speak in their dioceses with a pro-homosexual message. “Brothers, I think part of the fraterna

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What’s Wrong With The Catholic STEM School?

By ARTHUR HIPPLER (Editor’s Note: Dr. Hippler is chairman of the religion department and teaches religion in the Upper School at Providence Academy, Plymouth, Minn.) + + + Many Catholic schools have tried to make themselves more marketable by offering rigorous class in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). These are perceived as surer routes…Continue Reading

Lepanto Institute Report . . . Boycott The CCHD

By REY FLORES It’s that time of year again, folks. The annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development comes once again at your nearest parish on November 17 and 18 (The Wanderer went to press this week on November 15). This is the annual national collection when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asks…Continue Reading

The Value Of Dialogue

By DONALD DeMARCO Being a university professor brings me into contact (and sometimes into friendship) with men of science. Now I realize that not all scientists have the same view of science. Nonetheless, some scientists, who are part of my circle of friends, pose a rather formidable problem when it comes to dealing with controversial…Continue Reading

Von Hayek: Seventy-Five Years Ago

By JUDE DOUGHERTY The release of John J. Mearshimer’s The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities brought to mind a short work written seventy-five years ago by the Austrian economist, F.A. Hayek (1899-1992). Entitled The Road to Serfdom, the volume is perhaps more relevant today than when it was written. (1) The book is…Continue Reading

A Book Review… The Wizards Versus The Rest Of Us

By JEFF MINICK Piedra, Alberto. No God, No Civilization (Lambing Press: 2018); paperback, 255 pages. Available at amazon.com. In January of 2018, I resolved to read my way through Will and Ariel Durant’s magnum opus The Story of Civilization before the end of the year. It is now early November, and I am nearing the…Continue Reading

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Everlasting Kingship And Dominion

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER The Solemnity Of Christ, The King Of The Universe (YR B) Readings: Daniel 7:13-14 Rev. 1:5-8 John 18:33b-37 In the Gospel reading today, we are privy to a conversation between Pilate, the Roman procurator, and Jesus. In the course of the interrogation, Pilate asks Jesus if He is a King. Our Lord answers that His Kingdom…Continue Reading

Bishops Applaud Final HHS Mandate Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The final rules announced November 7 by the federal government regarding the HHS mandate “allow people like the Little Sisters of the Poor, faith-based schools, and others to live out their faith in daily life,” according to leaders of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the…Continue Reading

Fr. Altier . . . “Stay in the State of Grace” Homily from November 15, 2018

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Editor’s Note: In a recent blog that appeared in LifeSiteNews, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski described the vital contribution of Christianity to the world and suggested that living it to the fullest today could transform our modern world: “Christianity entered into a world that was drunkenly careening from superstition to esotericism, from world-weary despair to unappeasable hedonism, and introduced a way that…Continue Reading

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Indifference

By MSGR. CHARLES POPE (Editor’s Note: Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, Washington, D.C. Monsignor kindly gave The Wanderer permission to reprint this essay from his blog, which appeared there on November 5, 2018. All rights reserved.) + + + The Gospel for Tuesday of the 31st Week features the Lucan version of the parable about…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… St. Gertrude The Great

By CAROLE BRESLIN In Christian spirituality, prayer has many types and forms. There are prayers of adoration, thanksgiving, reparation, and petition. There are vocal prayers and mental prayers. Again there are liturgical prayers and private prayers. Only one woman in the history of the Church has been called great, St. Gertrude the Great, a Benedictine nun, known for her wisdom…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… St. Elizabeth Of The Trinity

By CAROLE BRESLIN When a woman receives the Carmelite habit, she also receives a new name. St. Teresa of Avila received the name “of Jesus” and St. Therese of Lisieux received the name “of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.” Likewise, when Elizabeth Catez became a Carmelite and received her name, she was given the title “of the Trinity,”…Continue Reading