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Pope Francis . . . Leads The Church In Line With His Predecessors

November 24, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Pope Francis . . . Leads The Church In Line With His Predecessors

By PAUL LIKOUDIS Some conservative or so-called traditional Catholics have been grousing since the election of Pope Francis that he is steering Catholics away from positions strenuously defended by his two Predecessors, courting favor with the media by downplaying Church doctrine, giving the appearance of abandoning Church teaching on faith and morals, waving the white flag in the culture wars, expressing left-wing views on the predations of international finance and capitalism’s failures. A “reality check” on these claims is in order.

Pope To Conference On Evangelizing The Americas… Dare To Reach The Fringes That Need To Feel God’s Closeness

November 23, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Pope To Conference On Evangelizing The Americas… Dare To Reach The Fringes That Need To Feel God’s Closeness

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Here is a translation of the video message sent by Pope Francis to participants in a conference on evangelizing the Americas, sponsored by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Knights of Columbus. The conference was at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City from November 16 to 19. ZENIT translated and published the message; all rights reserved. +    +    + Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet you very cordially, who are participating in this pilgrimage-meeting, organized by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, under the protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In addition to

First Teachers… Don’t Go Wobbly On Common Core

November 22, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on First Teachers… Don’t Go Wobbly On Common Core

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK In the October 24 edition of First Teachers, we published comments from Dr. William Snaer on the standards that are called for as part of the federal government’s Common Core program. Snaer is a retired pediatric dentist who has written on a variety of topics in The Wanderer. Dr. Snaer believes there has been “careless piling on directed at Common Core energized by a mix of conspiracy types.” He argued that Common Core’s attempt to establish standards for our schools — which Snaer maintains “evolved in large measure from the work of E. D. Hirsch Jr.” in 1987 in his book, Cultural Literacy — “deserved better treatment, especially from those who hold to the

While Warning Against Harsh Language… Phoenix Paper Portrays Bishop As An Anti-Semite

November 21, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on While Warning Against Harsh Language… Phoenix Paper Portrays Bishop As An Anti-Semite

By DEXTER DUGGAN PAYSON, Ariz. — The host for my overnight stay in this mile-high Arizona mountain town asked if I wanted to read the Phoenix New Times cover story about the Phoenix Catholic Diocese’s Bishop Thomas Olmsted. The October 24 issue of the free weekly was on the dinner table. The article was typical of a liberal war against the Church, despite the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ compliantly liberal political stands. Only total surrender by the Church on morality, too, will win a ceasefire. The weekly’s illustration rendered Olmsted in bright red vestments, clutching a crosier that had been rammed through a Star of David, impaling it. Atop Olmsted’s crosier was the depiction of an unborn baby. The…Continue Reading

McCain, Flake . . . Obama Isn’t The Only Pol Walking On The Edge

November 20, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on McCain, Flake . . . Obama Isn’t The Only Pol Walking On The Edge

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Coming from the Hawaiian island chain formed by volcanoes, Barack Obama might be able vividly to visualize walking on the edge of one of the lava-spewing infernos. Because that’s about where he has put himself on the edge of public outrage by his defiant, bold lies drastically hurting every American’s life and welfare. Did Obama expect people to remain mute and passive? If he were capable of courtesy to other politicians, Obama might warn them about the political fire they’re playing with when they, too, deceive and snub voters. Arizona’s two U.S. senators, shifty Republicans John McCain and Jeff Flake, richly deserve a warning

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,