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Cardinal Parolin . . . Church “Urgently Needs” The Teaching Of Pope Pius X

September 6, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on Cardinal Parolin . . . Church “Urgently Needs” The Teaching Of Pope Pius X

By HILARY WHITE ROME (LifeSiteNews) — The teaching of the Pope many consider the 20th century’s greatest defender of Catholic orthodoxy and opponent of materialist secularism is “urgently needed in today’s Church,” the second highest ranking official at the Vatican said in mid-August. Speaking in the late Pope’s birthplace, the northeastern Italian town of Riese, Pietro Cardinal Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, said that the teaching of Pope St. Pius X — with his insistence on the “sanctity of life,” as “an indispensable condition for the credibility of the sacred ministry” — is of “utmost urgency for the Church today.” During the pontificate of St. Pius X “could be glimpsed the start of the phenomenon of secularization of society,…Continue Reading

To Defeat The Islamic State

September 5, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on To Defeat The Islamic State

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known. For the Kaiser’s Germany, it was the “blank cheque” to Austria after Sarajevo. For Great Britain, the 1939 war guarantee to Poland. For the Third Reich, it was the June 1941 invasion of Russia. For the Empire of the Sun, the decision to attack Pearl Harbor. And for the Soviet Empire, it was the invasion of Afghanistan. As for the United States, historians may one day concur with the late Gen. Bill Odom. For the lone superpower to survive that century, the decision to invade and occupy Iraq was the most disastrous blunder in…Continue Reading

A Movie Review… A Rock And Roll Film For The Whole Family

September 4, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on A Movie Review… A Rock And Roll Film For The Whole Family

By REY FLORES Every once in a while, there is a film that you may watch and for some reason or another, the story, its images, and soundtrack stick with you for days afterward. The Identical is one of those movies. If you’re a fan of movies with good tunes like the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line or rock and roll movies like the Ritchie Valens story in La Bamba, you’re in for a treat. Loosely based on the life of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, this movie borrows some of the Presley’s life for its plot, but adds some unusual and unexpected twists and turns that deal with the topics of poverty, miscarriage, adoption, and faith in…Continue Reading

Archbishop Tomasi . . . Dialogue, Solidarity Needed In Response To Global Explosion Of Violence

September 4, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on Archbishop Tomasi . . . Dialogue, Solidarity Needed In Response To Global Explosion Of Violence

By DEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOV VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Saying that the upsurge of violence in Iraq has awakened the world, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has urged the international community to defend and protect the fundamental human rights of all those affected. In an August 26 interview with ZENIT, the archbishop not only addressed his view on whether the escalating violence in the Middle East is, as Pope Francis has said, a kind of Third World War, but also spoke on what is being and what ought to be done to address the atrocities. He also discussed speculation that President Obama will meet Eastern patriarchs and U.S. bishops in Washington D.C.,…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101… “The Racism In Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review”

September 3, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on Culture Of Life 101… “The Racism In Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review”

By BRIAN CLOWES (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995. For an electronic copy of 900 of the most extreme quotes from The Birth Control Review, organized by topic, e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org.) +     +     + Contributors to The Birth Control Review loathed the Catholic Church, but they had plenty of hatred left over for minorities. When these eugenicists started talking about “race suicide” and “human stock,” they could not help but rank various racial, ethnic, and national groups according to their utility, thereby revealing their naked racism. To begin with, what did these eugenicists consider to be the “master race”? H.J. Muller wrote “I do not think it would…Continue Reading

The Apparition At Knock, Ireland, August 1879

September 2, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on The Apparition At Knock, Ireland, August 1879

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY Part 2 (Editor’s Note: Part 1 of this article appeared in the August 28, 2014 issue of The Wanderer, p. 8B.) +    +    + The previous article looked at what happened during the apparition of Our Lady at Knock in Ireland, in August 1879, and this article will look at subsequent events. For the rest of his life, Archdeacon Cavanagh, the parish priest, regretted that he had not seen the apparition, but consoled himself with the thought that it was undoubtedly God’s will that only the ordinary poor people should have had that privilege. The news spread rapidly, despite the fact that the local and national papers accepted a request not to publicize the events at…Continue Reading

The Absent Father — A Meditation

September 1, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on The Absent Father — A Meditation

By PHILIP TROWER I’m sure, like me, you have all found over the course of your life that something you have experienced or read, perhaps even long ago, suddenly comes into your mind in a way that throws hitherto unnoticed light on some passage or theme in the Gospels. In my case it is what I call, “The Absence of the Good Father and Its Consequences” and the passages on which it throws light are found in the Gospel of St. Mark and the Gospel of St. Luke. This is described in different ways by both St. Luke and St. Matthew. St. Luke has a landowner who goes away on a journey, leaving his property in charge of tenants who…Continue Reading

A Decent Lawyer Should Tell Liberals They’re Damned Fools And Ought to Stop

August 31, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on A Decent Lawyer Should Tell Liberals They’re Damned Fools And Ought to Stop

By MICHAEL BARONE (Editor’s Note:     Michael Barone is a Fox News contributor and senior political analyst at the Washington Examiner [www.washingtonexaminer.com], where this article first appeared. Creators.com distributed the column. All rights reserved.) +    +    + “About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.” So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915. Today it seems that many liberal “would-be clients” are in desperate need of what Root called “a decent lawyer.” Take Texans for Public Justice, the so-called public-interest group that has been pushing for the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry by…Continue Reading

Christendom Alumna Leads In “Future Of Pro-Life Movement”

August 30, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on Christendom Alumna Leads In “Future Of Pro-Life Movement”

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — “I believe they are the real future of the pro-life movement,” Christendom College Alumna Mary Brand says of local crisis pregnancy centers. “It’s where the rubber hits the road.” A graduate of the class of 1998, Brand has been volunteering in pro-life work since she was in high school, from praying at abortion facilities to volunteering at crisis pregnancy centers. Now, she is a board member for her local crisis pregnancy center in Front Royal, Va., as well as the coordinator for the annual Walk for Life, an event that raises funds for the center. “I’ve come to believe that the work done locally at crisis pregnancy centers is invaluable in helping women faced with the…Continue Reading

Senior Chaldean Official Says… Islamists Have Long Been Planning To Empty Iraq Of Christians

August 29, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off on Senior Chaldean Official Says… Islamists Have Long Been Planning To Empty Iraq Of Christians

By FEDERICO CENCI ROME (ZENIT) — The year was 1840, when the Italian city of Otranto witnessed one of the most brutal massacres of Christians in history, perpetrated at the hands of Muslims. Eight hundred thirteen people perished in the 18 days of siege by the Ottoman army, bravely refusing to renounce their faith in Christ. On August 14, the anniversary of the end of the tragic massacre, the Church remembers its martyrs. One hundred seventy-four years since those events, in another area of   the planet, Iraq, history seems to be repeating itself. Newspapers around the world are reporting on the cruel persecution tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians are facing (as well as Yazidis, another minority in the country),…Continue Reading