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Benedict On The Loss Of Missionary Zeal

April 28, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off

By JUDE P. DOUGHERTY On March 17 of this year, Pope Benedict XVI was interviewed by Fr. Jacques Servais, SJ. The interview, originally published in German, is now available in the English language courtesy of CNA/EWTN. It is a remarkable document that can be read as Benedict defending the Catholic faith against certain theological trends. Early in the interview Benedict speaks of the nature of faith. “Faith is not the product of reflection nor is it an attempt to penetrate the depths of my own being….In order for me to believe, I need witnesses who have met God and who have made him accessible to me.” “The faith community,” he says, “does not create itself. It is not an assembly…Continue Reading

Amoris Laetitia . . . God Does Not Experiment With Souls — Neither Should We

April 27, 2016 Frontpage No Comments
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By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK (Editor’s Note: Fr. Kevin M. Cusick’s column appears here earlier this week because of its importance and timeliness. Fr. Cusick sets out the serious problems within Amoris Laetitia and also the apostolic exhortation’s dangerous implications.)(comment box is open) + + + The false compassion operative in experimentation with souls is a dangerous sport. We don’t explore new and uncharted moral ground with lives and souls through moral or social experiments because neither does God: For Him only the truth is good enough. God has appeared among us as Truth Incarnate in Jesus Christ. This means that now for our salvation we must never settle for anything less than the truth. Anything less than Jesus Christ and His…Continue Reading

Did The Atlantic Spill The Beans?

April 27, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I am wondering if The Atlantic magazine said more than it should have said from the point of view of its readers and ideological allies. It published an article in its online edition on March 25 by Jonathan Merritt describing the flip-flop that has taken place in the education establishment, away from the moral relativism it championed in the past to the strict codes of political correctness of today. I don’t think the left in this country wants us to become too aware of what happened in academia. It is hard to defend hypocrisy. The Atlantic and the establishment liberals who read the publication have long been champions of an open-minded and a diverse society, leaders…Continue Reading

The Show Goes On . . . Nurse Criticizes Dangers From USD’s Fifth Drag “Celebration”

April 26, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN A San Francisco native who provided nursing care to people suffering from their homosexual lifestyles there expressed regret that the University of San Diego (USD), a Catholic school, continues to promote sexual “confusion” with an annual spring drag show on campus. “I was really sad the administration gave students a forum to act out craziness,” Jeannie Stiles, RN, told The Wanderer in an April 15 telephone interview. “This was like new confusion” added to their lives when they’re “still trying to figure things out” as young people about their identity as “children of God.” Stiles spoke about suffering and death she saw in San Francisco that resulted from allowing gender confusion into people’s lives. The previous evening,…Continue Reading

Compromise Is A Two-Way Street

April 25, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Compromise is like the tango: It takes two to really make it work. It assumes goodwill on the part of the disputants, a willingness to bargain in search of a reasonable common ground. The Washington Post reported a few weeks back that the Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC), which, in the Post’s words, “oversees the health care insurance provided for individuals working for Catholic institutions in the state,” is willing to “play its part” on the issue of providing health care for homosexual employees. “The MCC announced in a letter in early March that it is modifying its coverage in a way that will make it possible for gay employees of the church to get health benefits…Continue Reading

Clarence Thomas’ Courage . . . Provides Lesson Today About How To Triumph Over Campaign Challenges

April 24, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Pointing out the liberal propaganda tilt of HBO’s TV movie Confirmation in mid-April, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders brought back a vivid memory to those of us around at the beginning of the 1990s. We recalled a photo. Known conservative Clarence Thomas was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by Republican President George H.W. Bush in 1991, and left-wing Democrats were grimly determined to stop Thomas however it had to be done — standard unethical procedure against conservatives. The black Thomas who rose from poverty couldn’t be routinely smeared as a right-wing racist or silver-spoon son of privilege. Oh, let’s claim he talks dirty about sex! It seemed a prim new standard for a left-wing machine…Continue Reading

The Wanderer . . . A Look Back . . . January 16, 1969

April 23, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off
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 As new Feature on our Online Daily we will highlight an article or column that was featured in The Wanderer in years past. Most of these articles provide insight or relevancy to the same issues of today. This article provides great advice to the Catholic laity when scandal arises within the Church. Please feel free to comment on these articles. The discussion box is open. Editors Note: This column appeared in The Wanderer on January 16, 1969. Bishop Adrian wrote a weekly column for The Wanderer at the time. Born: April 16, 1883: Died February 13, 1972. He was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee from 1936 to 1969.…Continue Reading

The Great Divide

April 23, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES What does a wolf do when it attacks a flock of sheep? He distracts the shepherd, then scatters and splits the flock up until he can devour as many as possible. This is exactly what Satan does to our Church at every chance he gets. Again, we all know how the story ends with Christ triumphant. But in the meantime, we are all actively participating in the great divide among Catholics here in America and abroad as some of us are taking hard-line stances against the immorality, sin, and depravity of the popular secular culture, while some “Catholics” decide to stand with those on the other side. Exhibit A: Michael Hichborn, president and founder of The Lepanto…Continue Reading

Death With Dignity Appears Deathless

April 22, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off

By DONALD DeMARCO Better than ten years ago (October 31, 2005), while introducing a bill in the House of Commons, Bloc Quebecois MP Francine Lalonde stated that “the Parliament of Canada and its members cannot dither any longer and expect the courts and government to make the necessary changes to the Criminal Code to recognize the right to die with dignity for the people of Quebec and Canada.” In response, Conservative MP Jason Kenney characterized Madame Lalonde’s statement as “an attack on the inalienable dignity of the human person, which is the foundational premise of any culture which merits to be considered a civilization.” Canadians, apparently, are no longer “dithering” and are moving straight ahead to ensure that everyone has…Continue Reading

Being A Catholic Online

April 21, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES I am a news junkie. I consume news all day long via the Internet and talk and news radio. I like to stay current with the geopolitical happenings as part of my research as a writer. Sometimes I get burned out by reading about the same political shenanigans, especially with the 2016 elections. But thanks to the Internet, we can seek out our news and information from all sorts of sources instead of merely relying on the government-approved propaganda, which is spoon-fed to Americans everyday via major television networks and newspaper websites. Blogs are a good way to read what some people are thinking about current events or about the overall human condition. Today we also have…Continue Reading