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Violent Death At Church . . . Phoenix Priest Follows Christ All The Way To Calvary

June 22, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Violent Death At Church . . . Phoenix Priest Follows Christ All The Way To Calvary

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Mater Misericordiae Mission here, just north of the complex of Arizona state-capital office buildings, is a good place to see babies, toddlers, and kids, brought to the Traditional Latin Mass of 1962 by their parents. It’s the type of faith community where hope and trust in the future seem to inspire confidence to have larger families, and where God’s guidance is still assumed. On Father’s Day, June 15, a poster in the foyer of the adjoining church hall advertised a late-summer pilgrimage to visit sites of the English martyrs. While a trip to the United Kingdom would consume thousands of miles, a modern martyrdom occurred here the night of Wednesday, June 11, perhaps 50 steps…Continue Reading

What Was (Is) Wrong With Martin Luther’s Thinking?

June 21, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on What Was (Is) Wrong With Martin Luther’s Thinking?

By FR. MARVIN DEUTSCH, MM (Editor’s Note: Fr. Deutsch is a retired Maryknoller who served in Tanzania.) +    +    + When Martin Luther broke away from the Church in 1517, he defied the authority of the Pope and the Church. He went off on his own, not only in the matter of indulgences, but also in some very basic concepts of Church teaching. For example, he began to believe that he could not overcome concupiscence (man’s inclination to evil). In fact he called these appetites and desires “invincible concupiscence,” that is, they cannot be conquered, so therefore, give in to them and don’t worry about them, for we are saved not by “good works,” but by “faith alone.” He based…Continue Reading

Kerygma, Didache, And The New Evangelization

June 20, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Kerygma, Didache, And The New Evangelization
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By PHILIP TROWER Some of the things our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has been saying since he became Pope about the way the faith should be presented and taught as a preamble to the new evangelization have unquestionably ruffled a few feathers. However, I have increasingly come to think that there would be less misunderstanding if more people were aware of a development that has been taking place in the Church’s thinking and teaching on this subject over the last 50 years. This development seems to have begun at the time of Vatican II, and, in a modified form, has been accepted by subsequent Popes and episcopal synods. But only, I would say, in the last few years has a…Continue Reading

The Endgame

June 19, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on The Endgame

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK The liberal establishment in the media and the academy react with disdain toward those who contend that the objective of homosexual activists is to one day make it illegal to make public statements in defense of traditional Christian views on sex and marriage. They call those who fear that such a day will come “kooks,” “extremist,” and “paranoid.” Recent events in Canada illustrate that there is good reason to suspect that the endgame for the secular left is precisely that: to drive the biblical understanding of marriage from the public square and to cast those with traditional beliefs on this matter in the same category as flat-earthers and religious eccentrics not to be taken seriously by…Continue Reading

Liberal Media Bias: Exhibit A, Hillary Clinton

June 19, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Liberal Media Bias: Exhibit A, Hillary Clinton

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK “Liberal media bias”: It is one of the most frequently used expressions of our time. Conservatives maintain it is real and a frequent occurrence, a fact of life. Liberals deny its existence, insisting that journalists are professional and dedicated to the pursuit of the truth, wherever it leads them. Recent weeks have given us an example of why the conservatives are right on this one, an example of how liberals in the media can shape the public’s view of an issue without actually lying. I have in mind the media’s reaction to Monica Lewinsky’s June Vanity Fair article about what happened with President Clinton and her between 1995 and 1997. The media are circling the wagons,…Continue Reading

Obama’s Nightmare On The Border… Can’t Lead To Happy New Day For Anyone

June 18, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Obama’s Nightmare On The Border… Can’t Lead To Happy New Day For Anyone

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Barack Obama’s administration created astonishing contradictions by claiming that the United States’ southern border is secure while inducing swelling numbers of illegal Latino immigrants to violate the border with impunity, in hopes of guaranteed U.S. residency. Rather than send newly revealed surges of unaccompanied minors back home to those who exercise proper custody in Latino nations, Obama’s administration used technicalities to begin trying to imbed those arriving in the U.S. The Democratic president’s apparent aim was to overpower this nation through sheer numbers, so federal lawmakers would capitulate to Obama’s dreamed-of massive “amnesty.” However, the surprise primary-election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) on June 10 by a foe of illegal immigration,…Continue Reading

The Endless Invasion Of America

June 17, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on The Endless Invasion Of America

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN For ten days, as of this writing, Americans have argued over the wisdom of trading five Taliban senior commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. President Obama handed the Taliban a victory, critics contend, and imperiled U.S. troops in Afghanistan when the five return to the battlefield. Moreover, he has inspired the Haqqani network and other Islamists to capture more Americans to trade. But which represents the greater long-term threat to the safety and security of our people and nation: sending those five Taliban leaders to Doha, and perhaps back to Afghanistan, or releasing into the U.S. population last year 36,000 criminal illegal aliens with 88,000 convictions among them?

USCCB Is As Dysfunctional As The U.S. Congress

June 16, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on USCCB Is As Dysfunctional As The U.S. Congress

By ROBERT L. HALE (Editor’s Note: Robert L. Hale of North Dakota is founder and director of a nonprofit public-interest law firm. He writes for the Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation, www.fgfbooks.com, which provided this essay. All rights reserved.) +    +    + The bureaucracy of the Catholic Church in the United States is trying to be as useless, conflicted, counterproductive, and harmful to lay Catholics as the U.S. Congress is to the American people. America’s bishops are confusing Catholics by using doublespeak, being indecisive, and being politically correct. Their posturing has, and is, causing great harm to the Church in America. A case in point: In June 2012, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) unanimously stated that the contraception-sterilization-abortifacients regulation…Continue Reading

With Pro-Life Waco For “The Pill Kills”

June 15, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on With Pro-Life Waco For “The Pill Kills”

By REY FLORES Americans across the country on June 7 took to the streets to help bring the truth about the dangers of contraception to the rest of the nation. The American Life League’s “The Pill Kills” campaign had an unprecedented number of sponsors — over 60 — among whom were well-known pro-life leaders like ChurchMilitant TV’s Michael Voris, and pro-life blogger Jill Stanek. Many of the sponsoring organizations are already part of American Life League’s 120+ Associates who are at the frontlines of the pro-life battle, fighting 365 days a year against the Culture of Death. I spent the “Pill Kills” weekend in Texas with ALL Associates Pro-Life Waco as we brought our life-affirming message to one of the…Continue Reading

Beware A Beneficent Government

June 14, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Beware A Beneficent Government

By ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO The president is an ardent progressive. This dastardly philosophy of government was brought into the American mainstream 100 years ago by a Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, and a Democrat, Woodrow Wilson. Its guiding principle is the belief that government — not individuals — is the chief engine of human progress. If that means government tearing down rich persons to help poor persons, if that means the massive redistribution of wealth, if it means federal regulation of every conceivable occupation or productive endeavor, if it means fighting an unjust war, progressives are for it. Before the progressives, the dominant political thinkers in America were Madisonians.