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Cameroon Bishop Says . . . The More We Dilute The Faith, The More We Lose Youth

October 26, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Cameroon Bishop Says . . . The More We Dilute The Faith, The More We Lose Youth

By PEGGY MOEN ROME — At the October 24 Synod on Youth press briefing, Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe, Cameroon, made a compelling statement about the youth in his diocese. “It is the same solution we are all looking for” in the synod, he said: “How do we help our young people?” In his diocese, “we draw values from the Gospel and put it before young people.” While many bishops from Western countries are faced with churches that are devoid of youth, he said he has the opposite problem: “My churches are all bursting” with young participants. Bishop Fuanya, age 53, noted that these young people are active in the Church despite the poverty and the political unrest many…Continue Reading

The Dictatorship Of Relativism Follows The Money

October 25, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Dictatorship Of Relativism Follows The Money

By SHAUN KENNEY Quick and without thinking about it — who was the greatest youth leader of the last 50 years? If you’re Catholic and raised during this generation? Pope St. John Paul II (the Great) is hands down the top favorite, and for good reason. John Paul II didn’t tell us what the rest of the world was telling us to do — which was, in effect, to submit to the times. Rather, John Paul II — best known as JP2 to the rest of us — told us to stand apart, not to be satisfied with mediocrity. “Do not be afraid to live the Gospel!” he thundered to hundreds of thousands gathered in Denver for World Youth Day…Continue Reading

Diocesan Seminar Reflecting On Midterms… Takes Note Of What A Difference 2016 Election Made

October 24, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Diocesan Seminar Reflecting On Midterms… Takes Note Of What A Difference 2016 Election Made

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Moral traditionalists are “in a few moments” of relief from federal governmental pressures against their principles, thanks to the victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton two Novembers ago, a leading legal defender of traditional values told a legislative seminar at the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. Alan Sears, founder of the Arizona-based, internationally active Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), told more than 200 activists at the October 13 seminar, “It’s truly a shocking turn of events” being brought about by the Trump administration, instead of what was expected from a Hillary Clinton victory. The diocese’s legislative seminar has been held every election year since 2004, Ron Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Catholic…Continue Reading

Pope St. Paul VI… Revisiting Humane Vitae’s “Pastoral Directives”

October 23, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Pope St. Paul VI… Revisiting Humane Vitae’s “Pastoral Directives”

(Editor’s Note: To honor Pope St. Paul VI on the occasion of his canonization, we reprint below the core of Part III of his historic encyclical Humanae Vitae. (That third section is entitled “Pastoral Directives.” (The complete text of the encyclical can be found at: w2.vatican.va.) + + + Observing The Divine Law 20. The teaching of the Church regarding the proper regulation of birth is a promulgation of the law of God Himself. And yet there is no doubt that to many it will appear not merely difficult but even impossible to observe. Now it is true that like all good things which are outstanding for their nobility and for the benefits which they confer on men, so this…Continue Reading

The World Turned Upside Down

October 22, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The World Turned Upside Down

By MIKE MANNO Quebec’s parliamentary election, earlier this month, gave a commanding majority — 74 of the province’s 125 seats — to the center-right Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) party. Problem: The party campaigned on a pledge to extend euthanasia to Alzheimer’s patients. According to Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Canadian-based Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, the party, as part of its electoral campaign, not only announced support for an increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research; it also announced support to extend euthanasia to Alzheimer patients. Schadenberg, a frequent guest on my old radio program, reports that the Canadian government has commissioned studies into euthanasia for Alzheimer’s patients, those suffering from dementia, children, people with psychiatric conditions, and those who have lost…Continue Reading

Gosnell Another Example . . . Resisting Damage Pounding Away At Foundations Of Family

October 21, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Gosnell Another Example . . . Resisting Damage Pounding Away At Foundations Of Family

By DEXTER DUGGAN When rap artist and entertainment entrepreneur Kanye West showed up at Donald Trump’s big house on October 11 to praise “male energy” and proclaim a sense of having acquired Superman’s power, he had the potential to topple a lot of shivering pillars that support the temple of secular irrationality. Dominant media dissed Kanye right away for repeating his admiration for Republican earthquake Trump. It’s only okay with them for entertainment stars to support leftish Democrats, as singer Taylor Swift did a few days earlier, breaking her political silence on October 7, and journos squeaked with pleasure. Not only did West’s star power pose the threat of attracting more black voters away from the Democrat plantation. He also…Continue Reading

St. Paul VI, Pray For US

October 20, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on St. Paul VI, Pray For US

By CHRISTOPHER MANION “Pope Paul VI is a saint,” Holy Mother Church declared to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Indeed he is. And St. Paul VI is beloved above all for his two historic contributions to the Church: First, upon the death of St. John XXIII in 1963, he inherited the Second Vatican Council and presided over it until it adjourned on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 1965. And second, he promulgated Humanae Vitae, the encyclical that announced to the world that, while the “spirit of the times” might change, the truth does not. Today St. Paul VI is remembered above all for Humanae Vitae, and that is appropriate:…Continue Reading

Harassed In The Sacristy Of St. Peter’s

October 19, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Harassed In The Sacristy Of St. Peter’s

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK The toxic atmosphere of pressure to toe the official line by refusing the legitimate options the Church offers to all seems to be growing. The line of inter-Church battle against the Traditional Mass now even runs through the sacristy of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, as I found this past week. During my recent days of pilgrimage to Rome, I arrived early at the Sant’Uffizio Gate on Wednesday, October 17 prior to the general audience and requested entrance of the Swiss Guards posted there. I arrived before 7 a.m. at the locked door of the Basilica sacristy and waited for some minutes there with other priests, bishops, and Wilfrid Cardinal Napier. I said hello to…Continue Reading

10 Things A Youth Synod Should Do; One Thing It Won’t

October 18, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on 10 Things A Youth Synod Should Do; One Thing It Won’t

By SHAUN KENNEY Pope Francis came forward with some unusually strong language regarding abortion, saying that the act was the equivalent of calling a hit man. This marks the second time this month that Francis has chosen to offer pointed criticism of this generational genocide, the opposition to this “culture of death” having defined the pontificates of both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. What is most amusing about the reaction from outlets such as the Associated Press is that they are simply gob-smacked that the Pope might actually be Catholic. Perhaps many of us are. The salient point here is that, for all his faults and mishandling, there are certain items that are truly nonnegotiable for Francis…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Rejuvenating Our Culture Through Mary

October 17, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review… Rejuvenating Our Culture Through Mary

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis, by Carrie Gress, Ph.D. (TAN Books: 2017); 214 pages, Amazon paperback and Kindle. Some time ago, this reviewer looked at Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, and while commending it as a very worthwhile book, there was one aspect of that work which came in for criticism — that is, its lack of a Marian dimension, given the importance of the Virgin Mary’s role in Christian history. The Marian Option makes up for that deficiency, and also provides much food for thought for anyone who wants to know, in the words of the subtitle, “God’s Solution to a Civilization…Continue Reading