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Make This The Biggest Ever March For Life

January 11, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By REY FLORES On January 22, 2014, hundreds of thousands of Americans will once again converge on our nation’s capital to protest against abortion and the overall culture of death, which has killed so many already. The date was chosen 40 years ago by the march’s founders to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade. To this day, it remains the largest annual gathering of Americans in Washington, D.C., but one would never know it by the deliberate omission of reports by the pro-abortion news propagandist media. God forbid that the average American might realize that so many Americans are opposed to the widespread systematic murder of the unborn! Last year, over 600,000 showed up, even though it was…Continue Reading

A Route To National Immorality

January 10, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By LAWRENCE P. GRAYSON For most of its history, the United States has had a legal system that promoted a Christian moral culture. As recently as the early 1960s, it was illegal in the United States to have or to provide an abortion, to engage in homosexual acts, and in many states even to disseminate information about contraceptives. Then, with a heightened “sensitivity” toward discrimination and an errant notion of equality, the courts discovered an unstated right to privacy and used it in a continually expanding fashion to invalidate laws prohibiting many immoral behaviors. In fewer than 50 years, actions that were illegal have become not only lawful, but personal rights. Privacy is a concept that was virtually unknown in…Continue Reading

Fr. Robert Nugent Dies… He Championed Homosexualism In U.S. Church

January 9, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By PAUL LIKOUDIS Fr. Robert Nugent, SDS, an influential priest who did more to bring about widespread acceptance of the homosexual agenda in the U.S. Church and broader society, as co-founder of New Ways Ministry in 1977, with Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SSND, died January 1 at a hospice in Milwaukee. He was 76. Fr. Nugent had been suffering from cancer. For more than 25 years, Nugent and Gramick campaigned across the country, in dioceses and numerous Catholic venues, including seminaries, convents, universities, colleges, chanceries and pastoral centers, conferences and congresses, in an effort to change the beliefs and attitudes of Catholics toward homosexual behavior and relationships. A key component of this agenda was language manipulation, and convincing Catholics that “homophobia”…Continue Reading

A Book Review . . . A Marvel To Behold

January 8, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By MITCHELL KALPAKGIAN A Sense of the Sacred: Roman Catholic Worship in the Middle Ages, by James Monti (Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 2013), 684 pp.; $34.95. Available through www.igna tius.com or call 1-800-651-1531. A monument of meticulous historical scholarship, a Herculean work of research in ancient liturgical texts, and a comprehensive account of medieval manuscripts, missals, and manuals, this book scrupulously documents the riches of the Catholic Church’s traditions that form the rubrics of the sacraments, the holy days of the liturgical year, and the other rites of the Church celebrated in events like the election of a Pope, the canonization of saints, and the consecration of virgins. The riches of symbolism, the beauty of language, the holiness of ceremonies,…Continue Reading

Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic… Heinrich Pesch And Solidarism: Time To Be Rediscovered?

January 7, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By STEPHEN M. KRASON (Editor’s Note: Stephen M. Krason is professor of political science and legal studies and associate director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is also cofounder and president of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. He is the author of several books, including The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic [Transaction Publishers, 2012], and most recently published an edited volume entitled Child Abuse, Family Rights, and the Child Protective System [Scarecrow Press, 2013]. This column originally appeared in Crisis magazine.com and the Krason column appears monthly in The Wanderer. All rights reserved.) +    +    + The passing of the eminent American Catholic economist, Dr. Rupert J. Ederer, at…Continue Reading

Are We All Equally Equal?

January 5, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By DONALD DeMARCO The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has awarded three Muslim workers nearly $100,000 because a certain restaurant “made the workplace intolerable for each of the applicants.” The tribunal found that the trio was mocked for conversing in Bengali, treated in a dehumanizing manner, and threatened to be replaced by “white” staff (The Toronto Star, December 18, 2013). Here is a case in which a Human Rights group is defending the notion that all human beings should be treated precisely as human beings. In so acting, it honors the principle that all human beings are equal insofar as they are human beings. This is surely a laudable principle and one hopes that the day will come when it…Continue Reading

40 Film Raises The Pro-Life Bar

January 4, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By REY FLORES “As wolves attack their helpless prey, So Herod holds his murderous way, And hopes, but oh! he hopes in vain, To mingle Jesus with the slain. “The cradles flow with infant blood, But God his fury hath withstood; The Lord alone he sought to slay, The Lord alone escapes away. “Ye mothers, let no tears be shed,— Yea, weep not, though your babes be dead, For now they stand around the Throne, And Jesus counts them as his own. “The Father’s name we loudly raise, The Son, the Virgin-born, we praise; The Holy Ghost we all adore, One God, both now and evermore.” +    +    + The above is an English translation from Latin of the old…Continue Reading

The Abortion Lobby Ploy

January 3, 2014 Featured Today 1 Comment

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK If you have not yet been confronted with the following ploy by a pro-abortion activist, you will be soon enough. The “pro-choice” folks think they have come up with a clever way to disarm those who disagree with them. What I have in mind is the way the concepts of “religious freedom” and “freedom of conscience” are manipulated to make it seem that a Catholic hospital is violating basic human rights, rights protected by American law, when it refuses to perform an abortion for a woman who wants to end her pregnancy. The line they use is one version or another of the following: “If a Catholic hospital refuses to perform an abortion for an American…Continue Reading

I Don’t Think So . . . Is Pope Francis Really So Down On Sacred Liturgy?

January 2, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By DAVID CLAYTON (Editor’s Note: David Clayton is a writer on sacred art for the New Liturgical Movement, from which this commentary is reprinted. All rights reserved.) +    +    + I have heard some express disappointment that there was not enough emphasis on the liturgy in the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium. It is true that there is little direct reference to the liturgy, and so it might appear at first sight that there is little interest from the Pope on this matter. I have no special access to the personal thoughts of the Holy Father beyond what is written, so like everyone else, I look at the words and ask myself what they mean. In doing this,…Continue Reading

Almost Orwellian

January 1, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO “Almost Orwellian” — that’s the description a federal judge gave in mid-December to the massive spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on virtually all 380 million cell phones in the United States. In the first meaningful and jurisdictionally grounded judicial review of the NSA cell-phone spying program, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, a George W. Bush appointee sitting in Washington, D.C., ruled that the scheme of asking a secret judge on a secret court for a general warrant to spy on all American cell-phone users without providing evidence of probable cause of criminal behavior against any of them is unconstitutional because it directly violates the Fourth Amendment. Readers of this page are familiar with…Continue Reading