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God Is Everywhere

November 19, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on God Is Everywhere

By DONALD DeMARCO Fr. Vincent McNabb, OP, is not exactly a household name. He is hardly known among Catholics today. Even those who are familiar with the Catholic Tradition may recognize his name but little else. This is a situation that cries out for rectification. He was born in Ireland in 1868, became a Dominican priest in his 23rd year, and passed from the earth in 1943. He was the tenth of eleven children. His book, Eleven Thank God!, which he dedicated to his mother, is a great apologia for the large family. G.K. Chesterton expressed some nervousness about writing the introduction to Fr. McNabb’s book, Francis Thompson And Other Essays. He feared that if the humble Dominican read Chesterton’s…Continue Reading

The Prince Of Deceit

November 18, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on The Prince Of Deceit

By JEFFREY T. KUHNER President Obama is losing the support of the American people. He is now facing the greatest crisis of his presidency — Obamacaregate. His repeated lies and deliberate distortions are leading many — including some liberal Democrats — to finally question Mr. Obama’s character. He has betrayed the public’s trust. Once that is lost, Mr. Obama’s credibility is finished. He is becoming a lame-duck president, distrusted, neutered, and increasingly irrelevant. The central promise of Obamacare was that it would ensure universal health care without affecting the health plans of the vast majority of Americans who already possessed coverage.

Reconnecting With Mary . . . The Brown Scapular: How It Began

November 17, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Reconnecting With Mary . . . The Brown Scapular: How It Began

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY Part 1 The brown scapular originated in England, in the 13th century, during the time of the Crusades. St. Simon Stock went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where he met a group of hermits on Mount Carmel. These claimed to be the successors of Elijah and his followers, and Simon returned with them to England when the situation became too dangerous in Palestine because of the Saracens. He was eventually elected superior general of the Carmelites, but he faced many problems and withdrew to his monastic room or “cell” — either at Cambridge or Aylesford by this time — in order to pray to Mary;

32 Years Since Familiaris Consortio… But How Many Catholics Know About It?

November 16, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on 32 Years Since Familiaris Consortio… But How Many Catholics Know About It?

By PAUL LIKOUDIS Among the questions Catholic bishops around the world are asked in the preparatory document for next year’s extraordinary Synod on the Family is how well do Catholics understand the Church’s teaching on family life, particularly Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter Familiaris Consortio, published 32 years ago this November, his reflection on the 1980 Synod on the Family. When Pope John Paul II convoked the 1980 synod, theological dissent, especially against the Church’s teaching on marriage and procreation, was raging. The dissenters’ position was given at the synod by the Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco, who asked the synod fathers

A Book Review . . . A Gem of Historical Fiction

November 15, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review . . . A Gem of Historical Fiction

By MICHAEL MOROW Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England by Dena Hunt (Sophia Institute Press: 2013); $14.95. Order at www.sophiainstitute.com or call 1-800-888-9344. Treason dramatizes the hunt and persecution of English Catholics in the reign of Elizabeth I, the famous “virgin queen” enshrined and celebrated at the center of the culture of English-speaking peoples. Set in 1581, the year that St. Edward Campion was martyred, events in rural Devonshire are seen through an ensemble of characters both Catholic and Protestant. The main action occurs in six days, the epilogue three months later. In a mere 184 deftly written pages,

Sign Of The State’s Dysfunction . . . A California Parish’s “Four-Minute Specials”

November 14, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Sign Of The State’s Dysfunction . . . A California Parish’s “Four-Minute Specials”

By JAMES LIKOUDIS Anyone who is knowledgeable about political affairs is aware of the dysfunctional state of California’s politics. The state’s entrenched liberalism has resulted in anti-Christian legislation and judicial decisions injuring marriage and family life. If contraception, abortion, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage have become part of the American Way of Life with the deplorable support of politicians who claim to be Catholic, it is not too much to say that California has led the way. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation allowing non-physicians to do abortions. This is the same Brown who in his youth attended Catholic schools, intended to be a priest, and entered a Jesuit seminary. He became,

Discarded Newborn Babies . . . Show What Supreme Court’s Extremism Taught The Nation

November 13, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Discarded Newborn Babies . . . Show What Supreme Court’s Extremism Taught The Nation

By DEXTER DUGGAN A suburban Phoenix teenager allegedly throws her newborn baby out a window to conceal that she’d been pregnant. A New York teenager is arrested as an alleged shoplifter while carrying her newborn dead baby in a bag with her in Manhattan. An East St. Louis woman in her early 20s reportedly gives birth and throws the infant out an upstairs window. A dead infant is found on a conveyor belt at a recycling center in Victorville, Calif. A baby is found newborn, abandoned, and dead in a Mecca, Calif., city park. A woman in her 30s is arrested, reportedly for voluntary manslaughter. These are a few tragic stories that made the news just in late September and…Continue Reading

Dark Days As We Wait In Joyful Hope

November 12, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Dark Days As We Wait In Joyful Hope

By REY FLORES It is a sobering day in the Old Dominion. Once again, good, decent Americans taste the bitterness of defeat as a political scoundrel takes over as governor of Virginia in a tight race. Apparently the Luciferian forces of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Obama’s rich friends, and the bully unions joined the corporatist establishment GOP losers to steal yet another election from We the People. That is not all. It has been an even tougher week for us embittered old gun-and-religion clingers. In my former state, rainbow confetti fill the air as the homosexuals celebrate Illinois getting one step closer to

Memo To Merkel: Tell Obama To Take A Hike

November 11, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Memo To Merkel: Tell Obama To Take A Hike

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Chutzpah. I believe that’s the word for it. Just days after learning the Americans have been tapping her phones and taping her conversations, Angela Merkel has been publicly upbraided by the U.S. Treasury for being a bad global citizen. What did she do to deserve this? Merkel just won a third term as chancellor with a record vote and has an approval rating near 80 percent. But she is a bad global citizen because Germany is running the world’s largest trade surplus.

The Great Divide

November 10, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on The Great Divide

By LAWRENCE P. GRAYSON Opposition to Obamacare is growing as a result of its onerous mandates that force individuals and institutions to violate their religious beliefs. The ministry of the Little Sisters of the Poor to the aged is threatened; Christian schools, such as Wheaton Collegeand Franciscan University, are being coerced to breach the religious principles they teach; for-profit companies, such as Hobby Lobby and Domino’s Farms, are being required to contravene their founding values or pay crippling fines. Seventy-three lawsuits have been filed in federal courts seeking relief from the requirement to provide employee health insurance that covers contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. These represent over 200 plaintiffs, including seven states, EWTN, Priests for Life, numerous Catholic dioceses, hospitals,…Continue Reading