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Fatima And The Year of Mercy

May 8, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY We are now living through the Year of Mercy inaugurated by Pope Francis, which began on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and will end on November 20, 2016, the feast of the Solemnity of Christ the King. So it could be said that liturgically the Year of Mercy leads us from our Lady to Christ, which is also what her apparitions at Fatima are meant to do, as is Marian devotion in general. And it is surely providential that the Pope decided that the Year of Mercy should immediately precede 2017, the centenary of the Fatima apparitions to the three young seers, Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia, between May and October 1917. Pope…Continue Reading

Luther 1517-2017… Five Hundred Years Of Heresy And Doctrinal Confusion

May 7, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By RAYMOND DE SOUZA, KM Part 8 (Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment in a series by Wanderer contributor Raymond de Souza on Henry VIII’s book defending the seven sacraments against Martin Luther. De Souza edited this updated version of Henry’s work, which is presented to readers in this series. (This series will appear on a regular basis, as space allows.) + + + On The Sacrament Of The Altar: Introduction By Henry VIII I HAVE ALREADY given my view on these two chapters, namely, on abrogating indulgences and taking all authority away from the Pope. Although they are wicked, these two chapters are but the first flourishing or essays of Luther, who now begins to murder and destroy…Continue Reading

A Book Review . . . A Look Beyond Radical Secularism

May 6, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By JUDE DOUGHERTY Manent, Pierre. Beyond Radical Secularism: How France and the Christian West Should Respond to the Islamic Challenge. Translated from the French by Ralph Hancock and Daniel J. Mahoney. South Bend, Ind.: St. Augustine’s Press, 2016. 115 pp. To say this is a timely book is almost an understatement. In its opening pages, Manent quotes Machiavelli to the effect that states may be slow to address important civic issues, but eventually some extrinsic accident such as war or revolution forces members of a nation to face a disruption to their common way of life. Manent is convinced that France has reached Machiavelli’s “deciding moment.” In fear or in hope, France, and we might say Europe, is now confronted…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101 . . . “How To Fight Dissent Continued”

May 5, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

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 the book Call to Action or Call to Apostasy, consisting of a detailed description of the current forms of dissent and how to fight them, e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org). + + + Take Advantage of the Experience of Others. After God makes His will known to you regarding what action He wants you to take against dissent, and after you find others who will assist you in this fight, you must get organized. Meet with your recruits as soon as possible and decide exactly what your mission is and how you intend to accomplish it.…Continue Reading

Dishonoring General Jackson

May 4, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN In Samuel Eliot Morison’s The Oxford History of the American People, there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman. “An illiterate field hand, [Tubman] not only escaped herself but returned repeatedly and guided more than 300 slaves to freedom.” Morison, however, devotes most of five chapters to the greatest soldier-statesman in American history, save Washington, that pivotal figure between the Founding Fathers and the Civil War — Andrew Jackson. Slashed by a British officer in the Revolution, and a POW at 14, the orphaned Jackson went west, rose to head up the Tennessee militia, crushed an Indian uprising at Horseshoe Bend, Ala., in the War of 1812, then was ordered to New Orleans to defend the…Continue Reading

Euthanasia In Canada… Liberty Without Freedom

May 3, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By DONALD DeMARCO On April 14, 2016, Canada’s Liberal government introduced Bill C-14 legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide. The long-awaited draft is intended to amend two Criminal Code sections that formerly prohibited euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Supreme Court of Canada, in a 9-0 decision on February of 2015, declared these sections to be unconstitutional. While there will be further discussion before the draft proposal becomes law, the Catholic Bishops of Canada have strongly denounced it, stating that “no matter how it will be amended” it remains a “danger to all vulnerable persons — particularly the aged, disabled, infirm and sick who so often find themselves isolated and marginalized.” Of special concern to the bishops is that the proposed federal…Continue Reading

And A Child Shall Lead Them

May 2, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK College students are not children, yet the line from Isaiah 11:6, about how “a little child shall lead them,” may fit the role they will play is correcting the disorder at our Catholic universities. Perhaps it is wishful thinking, but one cannot help but wonder if the day will come when the students who attend Catholic colleges and universities will voice their opposition to the drift away from Catholicism at their schools. Prominent universities led by Catholic religious orders still use their admissions brochures to proclaim one version or another of their identity as “a Jesuit, Catholic university”; an “academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross . .…Continue Reading

Restoring The Sacred . . . On Defending Doctrinal Truth Without Compromise

May 1, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By JAMES MONTI Several years ago I had the curious misfortune of having to listen to several homilies regarding St. John the Baptist in which this great Forerunner of the Christ was cast as somewhat of a villain. The homilist claimed that John was being too judgmental in condemning Herod for his adultery and incest, and thus senselessly brought about his own ruin at Herod’s hands. Moreover, according to this same homilist, the real reason that while in prison John sent several of his disciples to ask Christ whether or not He was the Messiah was that John, aflame with pharisaical, self-righteous indignation, was so scandalized by Christ welcoming sinners and violators of the law that he began to doubt…Continue Reading

Luther 1517-2017… Five Hundred Years Of Heresy And Doctrinal Confusion

April 30, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By RAYMOND DE SOUZA, KM Part 7 (Editor’s Note: This is the sixth installment in a series by Wanderer contributor Raymond de Souza on Henry VIII’s book defending the seven sacraments against Martin Luther. De Souza edited this updated version of Henry’s work, which is presented to readers in this series. (This series will appear on a regular basis, as space allows.) + + + Of The Pope’s Authority By Henry VIII Papatus est robusta Venatio Romani Pontificis (“The Papacy is the strong Game of the Roman Pontiff” — Luther) + + + INDEED IT IS no ridiculous desire of Luther that the things he wrote previously should be burned, because many of them deserved it. Yet much more should…Continue Reading

If God Is Dead…

April 29, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation. “The vast majority of leading conservative writers . . . have a secular outlook on life. . . . They are unaware of the disaster that godlessness in the West has led to.” These secular conservatives may think that “America can survive the death of God and religion,” writes Prager, but they are wrong. And, indeed, the last half-century seems to bear him out. A people’s religion, their faith, creates their culture, and their culture creates their civilization. And when faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, and the people begin to die. Is this not the recent history of the West? Today, no great…Continue Reading