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Huge Crowds Gather For Canonization Mass

April 27, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

2014-04-27 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) Tens of thousands of people are continuing to descend on St Peter’s Square and surrounding vantage points for the Canonization Mass of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.The celebration is being presided over by Pope Francis and will begin at 10 am Rome time in St Peter’s Square. All through the night and into the early hours of this morning people from all around the world have been holding prayer vigils, playing music and soaking up the atmosphere of this unique event. A night of prayer was held in many Churches around the city while members of the Polish community held a vigil in the city’s Piazza Navona. Many people including parents with…Continue Reading

California Radio Commentator . . . Lauds St. John XXIII’s Loving Relationship With Jews

April 27, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Although newly declared St. John XXIII had only one miracle rather than the customary two attributed to him as the case for his canonization was compiled, there was a second miracle by this Pope who called for the Second Vatican Council to convene, a San Francisco author and radio personality contends. “That miracle was his decision to completely reframe the relationship between Catholics and Jews,” John Rothmann writes in the April issue of Robert Moynihan’s Inside the Vatican magazine (insidethevatican.com). The article is titled, “An Incomparable Pope – John XXIII and the Jews.” See insidethevatican.com/john-xxiii/incomparable-pope-john-xxiii-jews-long.

Another Molokai Saint? Diocese Of Honolulu Investigates Brother Dutton’s Life

April 26, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By PEGGY MOEN   “I wish to guard you against having too high an estimate of the work here. Work performed with a good intention to accomplish the Will of the Almighty God, for His glory, is the same in one place as another. One’s Molokai can be anywhere” — Brother Joseph Dutton. +    +    +   “He wore a blue-denim shirt, which fitted his well-knit, slim, lithe, muscular figure. He stood about five feet seven inches tall; had dark brown hair and grayish blue eyes; a low voice, placid features, and a pleasant smile. He was reserved and thoughtful, had nothing to say about the reason for seeking seclusion and work at Molokai, and turning his back on the…Continue Reading

The Left And The Right Flip

April 25, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK We do not want to promote an unhealthy cynicism among our children. But neither do we want them to be gullible. We have been given an example in recent weeks of how — often enough to matter — when people argue “on principle,” they are doing no such thing; that they want what they want and will choose the principle that helps them achieve that end. We take it for granted that some people argue a case that way: lawyers, for example. We expect their primary objective to be winning the case for their client. If that takes using a literal reading of the law to exclude some evidence as inadmissible we expect them to do…Continue Reading

Terrorism And Evangelization

April 24, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DONALD DeMARCO A great gap exists between “imposing” and “proposing.” The former operates through some form of physical or psychological pressure; the latter relies on enlightenment. Imposing does not take “no” for an answer; proposing accepts either “yes” or “no.” The Church, as Blessed John Paul II has reiterated, never “imposes,” but only “proposes.” The terrorist operates without patience or regard for the freedom of the other. The evangelist, by contrast, must be patient and careful not to interfere with the freedom of the other. The terrorist wants to conquer; the evangelist wants to convince.

What Would Reagan Do?

April 23, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN President Reagan was holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room on March 25, 1985, when Press Secretary Larry Speakes came over to me, as communications director, with a concern. The White House was about to issue a statement on the killing of Major Arthur Nicholson, a U.S. army officer serving in East Germany. Major Nicholson had been shot in cold blood by a Russian soldier. Speakes thought the president’s statement, “This violence was unjustified,” was weak. I agreed. We interrupted the president, who reread the statement, then said go ahead with it. What lay behind this Reagan decision not to express his own and his nation’s disgust and anger at this atrocity? Since taking office, Reagan…Continue Reading

While Pope Francis Warns Of Evil… California Catholic University Celebrates The Devil At Drag Show

April 22, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Pope Francis warned about the reality of the Devil and his evil during daily Mass in Rome on Friday, April 11, two days before Palm Sunday. As it happened, an image of the Devil cavorted on stage thousands of miles away, at a major religious university in southern California, on the evening of Thursday, April 10. However, evil was celebrated instead of being warned against at the prominent school that describes itself as Catholic, the University of San Diego (USD). Its web site says, “As a nationally ranked Catholic university, the University of San Diego is dedicated to preparing ethical and compassionate leaders inspired to create lasting social change in our global society.”

Obama’s Choice To Run HHS . . . Ran Gates Foundation’s Third World Population Control Efforts

April 21, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Speculation about the credentials of people Barack Obama chooses to help him run the federal government must start with the fact that he’s the most rawly partisan, rigid, lawless and corrupt president in the nation’s history. He demands only players who’ll help push forward his mindset. It’s immaterial to ask whether his choice to take over the Department of Health and Human Services from radical pro-abortionist and defiantly bad Catholic Kathleen Sebelius was born in West Virginia, likes Greek food, or visited Japan. Obama worships the Culture of Death and left-wing extremism. He doesn’t intend to put impediments to his agenda in positions of government leadership. He knows their resumes and dossiers and chooses accordingly.

Holy Week And The Gift Of Priesthood

April 20, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By MOST REV. CHARLES CHAPUT, OFM Cap. (Editor’s Note: This commentary, released April 11, first appeared as the weekly column of Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Cap., of Philadelphia. It is reprinted here with permission. All rights reserved.) +    +    + Holy Week is the most sacred time of the Christian year. And on every Holy Thursday, priests of the archdiocese gather at the annual Chrism Mass to renew their fraternal bonds and the meaning of their vocation. The readings of the Chrism Mass have a special beauty and power, and they deserve the attention of all the faithful, not just our priests: First Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9; Second Reading: Rev. 1:5-8; Gospel: Luke 4:16-21. The Bible has dozens of…Continue Reading

Guilty As Charged

April 19, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Perhaps the women in question should not be criticized. It strikes me that we no longer have publications on the right that explore in a thorough and serious manner the difference between the traditionalist and libertarian wings of the conservative movement. That said, the young ladies jumped into a fight that need not be fought. I am talking about the young women who appeared on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News program a few weeks back. They were calling attention to the liberal bias of the textbook Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare used in their college course at the University of South Carolina. “I was tempted to throw the book away,” said one of the women,…Continue Reading