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A Book Review… Saints And Heroes Who Reformed The Church

August 30, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review… Saints And Heroes Who Reformed The Church

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY Heroes of the Catholic Reformation: Saints Who Renewed the Church, by Joseph Pearce, Our Sunday Visitor, 176 pages. Available at Amazon.com; paperback. This is a book about saints and heroes, and although all the saints have practiced heroic virtue in some way during their lives, not all of them have lived “heroic” lives in the usual sense of the term — but for many of the saints who lived during the Catholic Reformation which, in its full flowering took place after Luther’s revolt, in 1517, heroism was very much required of them. Heroes of the Catholic Reformation begins with a prologue on heroes and holiness, followed by an initial chapter which is an overview of the…Continue Reading

The Vanity Of Politics

August 29, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on The Vanity Of Politics

By DONALD DeMARCO Why is it that Plato, according to some historians, perhaps the greatest political philosopher of all time, did not go into politics? He did consider the matter but realized that he would need loyal and reliable companions, and such were both hard to find and difficult to generate. He also observed that the written law and customs of his time were being corrupted at an astounding rate. In conclusion, therefore, he stated that “I, who had at first been full of eagerness for a public career, as I gazed upon the whirlpool of public life and saw the incessant movement of shifting currents, at last felt dizzy, and, while I did not cease to consider the whole…Continue Reading

Cardinal Tobin . . . Denies Knowledge Of “Gay Subculture” In Newark

August 28, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Cardinal Tobin . . . Denies Knowledge Of “Gay Subculture” In Newark

(Wanderer Editor’s Note: The article that follows is a combination of two articles from Catholic News Agency. The first part, dated August 20, wasn’t bylined. The second part, beginning below with the bold subhead “New Allegations,” carried Ed Condon’s byline and was dated August 17. The second part we shortened from the original, due to space limitations. The full text of that article by Ed Condon is available at www.catholicnewsagency.com. Its title is “New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests.”) + + + NEWARK, N.J. (CNA) — In an August 17 letter to the priests of Newark, Joseph Cardinal Tobin has said he has not been told by priests about a “gay subculture” in the Archdiocese of Newark.…Continue Reading

In Spies Battle, Trump Holds The High Ground

August 27, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on In Spies Battle, Trump Holds The High Ground

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN In backing John Brennan’s right to keep his top-secret security clearance, despite his having charged the president with treason, the U.S. intel community has chosen to fight on indefensible terrain. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper seemed to recognize that Sunday, August 19 when he conceded that ex-CIA Director Brennan had the subtlety of “a freight train” and his rhetoric had become “an issue in and of itself.” After Donald Trump’s Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, Brennan had called the president’s actions “nothing short of treasonous.” The battle is now engaged. Trump cannot back down. He must defy and defeat the old bulls of the intel community. And he can. For a security clearance is…Continue Reading

Cardinal Burke… We Face A Grave Crisis, Touching The Heart Of The Church

August 26, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Cardinal Burke… We Face A Grave Crisis, Touching The Heart Of The Church

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) — Raymond Cardinal Burke said Thursday, August 16 that the Catholic Church is facing “a very grave crisis” due to the “grievous failure” on the part of certain bishops and that “a serious loss of confidence in our shepherds” needs to be restored after sexual abuse scandals in the United States. “We are in the face of a very grave crisis, which is touching at the very heart of the Church because our Lord acts on behalf of the flock through those shepherds who are ordained to act in His Person, teaching, celebrating the sacraments, and governing the Church,” said Burke in an interview on Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over (EWTN) August 16. Cardinal Burke, 70,…Continue Reading

52.1 Percent Of Kids… Live In Households Getting Means-Tested Government Assistance

August 25, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on 52.1 Percent Of Kids… Live In Households Getting Means-Tested Government Assistance

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate, www.creators.com, distributed this column.) + + + Will they be called The Welfare Generation? Today, they are Americans under 18 years of age growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take “means-tested assistance” from the government. In 2016, according to the most recent data from the Census Bureau, there were approximately 73,586,000 people under 18 in the United States, and 38,365,000 of them — or 52.1 percent — resided in households in which one or more persons received benefits from a means-tested government program. These included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), Medicaid, public housing,…Continue Reading

Rose Petals For Shiva Pilgrims… But Christians Get Beaten And Arrested

August 24, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Rose Petals For Shiva Pilgrims… But Christians Get Beaten And Arrested

By NIRMALA CARVALHO NEW DELHI (AsiaNews) — Whilst acts of hooliganism and violence against Christians intensify in Uttar Pradesh, India’s secular authorities continue to show preferences for Hindus. On August 8, senior police and government officials in Meerut (62 km northeast of Delhi) threw rose petals from a helicopter to greet Kanwar pilgrims. A video, shared on social media, shows Additional Director General of Police Prashant Kumar throwing rose petals during an aerial tour. He was accompanied by Meerut’s commissioner. Kanwar Yatra is the annual pilgrimage of devotees of the Lord Shiva. Pilgrims carry water from the Ganges River in pitchers, balanced between their shoulders at both ends of a stick. The pilgrims, called Kanwariyas, walk this way for hundreds…Continue Reading

Canadian Bishops Say… Keep Palliative Care Distinct From Assisted Suicide

August 23, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Canadian Bishops Say… Keep Palliative Care Distinct From Assisted Suicide

OTTAWA, Canada (CNA/EWTN News) — In the age of legal assisted suicide and euthanasia, palliative care must remain as a distinct form of care that attends to the needs and dignity of the whole person at the natural end of their life, the Catholic bishops of Canada have said. The bishops gave their recommendations in a submission for a national public consultation, in response to the passing of a new bill on the development of palliative care in the country. The bishops’ document focused on numerous questions and suggestions for healthcare providers, and was developed with the assistance of the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, and multiple other resources. “The investment of the Catholic community…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Unveiling The Divine Mysteries Of The Mother Of God

August 22, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review… Unveiling The Divine Mysteries Of The Mother Of God

By MITCHELL KALPAKGIAN The World’s First Love, by Fulton J. Sheen (Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 2011), 280 pp. $17.95. Available from www.ignatius.com or by calling 1-800-651-1531. Like all of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen’s spiritual works, this book dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, “The Woman I Love,” provides a comprehensive education on the breadth and depth of Catholic thought. The range of insight, the fullness of Catholic truth, and the multitude of subjects it treats make the experience comparable to a semester course in theology that offers a banquet of intellectual and spiritual nourishment for both the beginner and the advanced student. Following the major events in the life of the Blessed Mother from the Immaculate Conception to the Annunciation…Continue Reading

Abuse Accusations… Bring Scrutiny For McCarrick’s Charity Fund

August 21, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Abuse Accusations… Bring Scrutiny For McCarrick’s Charity Fund

By KEVIN JONES WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) – Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s roles included service on the boards of at least two foundations that gave over $500,000 combined to his personally overseen fund at the Archdiocese of Washington over a decade’s time. While the archdiocese says no irregularities have been found, Catholic News Agency’s examination of tax records provides more insight into the archbishop’s areas of influence. “Archbishop McCarrick established the ‘Archbishop’s Fund’ in January 2001 for his works of charity and other miscellaneous expenses and it continued in his retirement,” the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., told CNA. “The account was audited annually along with other archdiocesan accounts. Nothing irregular was ever noticed,” the archdiocese continued. “When the allegation of sexual abuse…Continue Reading