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Our Daily Crusades

December 5, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on Our Daily Crusades

By REY FLORES Around this time each year, the “war on Christmas” campaigns begin again. Never mind that Advent comes before Christmas, but for the sake of this specific column, I will stay on the topic of the overall war on Christians. Even before our Thanksgiving turkeys are thawed, most major retailers, some homeowners, and even apartment dwellers in the cities have already put up their Christmas lights and Christmas trees. Of course, in today’s politically correct climate, we must refer to these things as “holiday lights” and “holiday trees.” The same thing goes for public displays of any Christian symbolism, particularly Nativity mangers in the public square. The same curmudgeons decrying these symbols are the same ones trying to…Continue Reading

The Taproot Of Evil

December 5, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on The Taproot Of Evil

By DEACON JAMES H. TONER “Do not be led astray by diverse and strange teachings” (Heb. 13:9, RSV). +    +    + To “beg the question” is a logical fallacy in which a claim is assumed to be true without evidence other than the claim itself. Let me, though, beg the question here by asserting that both our society and the Church are in crisis. Chaos and evil thrive; moral confusion runs rampant; bizarre teaching and corrupt communications are ubiquitous. There is compelling reason to echo the divine question: When Jesus comes, will He find any faith left on earth? (Luke 18:8). Not for nothing, then, did St. James tell us that “whoever wants to be the world’s friend makes himself…Continue Reading

Remembering Journalist Larry Henderson . . . He Taught About Living In A Post-Christian Age

December 3, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on Remembering Journalist Larry Henderson . . . He Taught About Living In A Post-Christian Age

By PAUL LIKOUDIS November 27 was the seventh anniversary of the death of Canadian journalist Larry Henderson, who died at the age of 89. A pioneer broadcast journalist in both radio and television in the post-World War II years, Henderson came into the Church on December 8, 1967. A self-described liberal and agnostic at the time, he was searching for answers on why Canadian society, and the churches in particular, had a death wish, why so many intellectuals were becoming Communists. In conversations with Czech exiles in Ottawa, notably journalist Lubor Zink and University of Ottawa law professor Isaac Rosenberg, he was led to see that what was happening in Canada could not be blamed on Communists, but rather was…Continue Reading

Pope Affirms Continuity Of Church With Trent

December 2, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on Pope Affirms Continuity Of Church With Trent

By PAUL LIKOUDIS In a letter commemorating the 450th anniversary of the closing of the Council of Trent, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of the doctrines the council defined as the Protestant Reformation raged across the Europe. The Council of Trent, held in 25 sessions over three periods between December 13, 1545 and December 4, 1563, under the guidance of three Popes, Paul III, Julius III, and Pius IV, had two main purposes: to refute and condemn the principles of Protestantism, and to reform the discipline and administration of the Church. In a letter to Walter Cardinal Brandmüller, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Historical Sciences, dated November 19, Pope Francis said the event of the anniversary “behooves the…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101 . . . “What Is The World Abortion Situation?”

December 1, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on Culture Of Life 101 . . . “What Is The World Abortion Situation?”

By BRIAN CLOWES (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995. For an electronic copy of chapter 18 of The Facts of Life, “The Worldwide Abortion Situation,” e-mail him at +    +    + As we have seen in previous articles, population controllers expose their racist and eugenicist roots when they express their fear of rapid population increase in the developing countries of the Southern hemisphere. They believe that poor nations with large populations will eventually attain significant power and will offer economic competition to the United States, especially with regard to access to mineral resources. This fear was explicitly outlined in National Security Study Memo 200, the “Kissinger Report.” NSSM-200…Continue Reading

Mabel And The Antichrist

November 30, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on Mabel And The Antichrist

By JOHN YOUNG In 1908 Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson published his futuristic novel Lord of the World, set about a century ahead and depicting the coming of Antichrist and the end of the world. The book was highly praised by Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and it merits consideration today — when we are at approximately the time of the story. Benson made an attempt to predict technological advances, and in this regard his book is closer to the mark than some futurist novels. Air travel was well-established, with aircraft called volors. Apparently a volor had only one propeller, and the wings flapped up and down! Of course it is impossible to predict future changes with any degree of confidence. George Orwell…Continue Reading

Moratorium On Common Core Standards

November 29, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on Moratorium On Common Core Standards

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I don’t know if we should view the information coming out of New York City regarding Common Core as good news or bad; I await our readers’ reactions. It seems as if the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), New York City’s teachers union, is calling for a delay on any decisions about teacher performance based upon the implementation of the controversial federally mandated curriculum. On October 14, the web site Education News reported that the UFT, “citing a lack of curriculum materials in many schools in New York City,” is “calling for a moratorium on high-stakes consequences for Common Core Standards assessments as the city schools are just a few months into implementing new teacher evaluations.”…Continue Reading

Cracked Open… Exposing The Myths Of The IVF Industry

November 28, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on Cracked Open… Exposing The Myths Of The IVF Industry

By FR. JOHN FLYNN, LC (Editor’s Note: The following commentary on the IVF industry was published by ZENIT News Agency. Fr. Flynn is a regular contributor to ZENIT. All rights reserved.) +    +    + Postponed motherhood, with the help of IVF, is an increasingly common practice, but women may well be led to false assumptions regarding their chances of success. This is one of the main points raised in a recently published book, Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies, by Miriam Zoll (Interlink Books). The book’s foreword, by Michele Goodwin, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, and Judy Norsigian, executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves, noted that according to one survey one out…Continue Reading

The Hillary Movie: Hollywood’s Moment Of Truth

November 27, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on The Hillary Movie: Hollywood’s Moment Of Truth

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Brent Bozell informed us in a recent column that the plans for two movies about Hillary Clinton — one by CNN, the other by NBC — have been shelved. Bozell reports that Charles Ferguson, the left-leaning filmmaker assigned to make the film about Hillary by CNN Films, couldn’t deal with the control over his project demanded by the Clintons. “Hillary would not agree to an off-the-record conversation,” said Ferguson. He added that Clinton aides tried to stonewall his attempts to persuade people to talk on camera. “They knew this wasn’t a whitewash,” he said. “And my very strong impression was that anything other than a whitewash is something they don’t want to support.” Good news, but…Continue Reading

Don’t Count Your Turkeys Before They Hatch… But Despite Scandals, Obama Still Could Repent

November 26, 2013 Featured Today Comments Off on Don’t Count Your Turkeys Before They Hatch… But Despite Scandals, Obama Still Could Repent

By DEXTER DUGGAN Your Barack Obama Thanksgiving Feast has just been delivered to your house, and it looks like the president finally has made good on something. This is a really big box! You had an extra $20 withheld from your paycheck monthly beginning in January. By October, you’d painlessly accumulated $200 in your Federal Feast Account, just as Obama promised. And here’s the delivery on Thanksgiving Day, with your home full of relatives drooling in anticipation. Get that box open! Waaait a minute! Four pounds of broccoli, two gallons of water, and six exercise bicycles hooked up to generate Earth-friendly electricity? Plus our pre-planned Thanksgiving Day time schedule? We get five minutes to eat, one minute to drink, then…Continue Reading