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Not Right To Eat Babies?… Don’t Worry, Dems Are Eating Themselves Alive Instead

October 15, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Not Right To Eat Babies?… Don’t Worry, Dems Are Eating Themselves Alive Instead

By DEXTER DUGGAN

Democratic Cong. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the audience at her New York town hall didn’t react with outrage when a young woman stood up to say that the climate crisis is so severe, people need to start eating babies because there already are too many polluting people.
The unidentified woman at the early October event cited a Swedish professor saying people should eat the dead, but she said that wasn’t enough to deal with the crisis as she repeatedly urged infant cannibalism.
Ocasio-Cortez never responded to rebuke the stranger for suggesting cannibalism, but just said the crisis isn’t quite that severe.
Writer Miranda Devine commented at the New York Post on October 6 that “AOC’s initial response was instructive. She didn’t dismiss the idea of infant cannibalism as repellent, but humored the woman with a neutral answer. ‘Well, we have more than a few months,’ she said, as if it were simply timing that ruled against baby-eating.”
AOC obviously knew her radically pro-abortion Democratic Party even has leaders pushing for permissive abortion up to, and past, the time of birth. Her New York state legislative Democratic pals and governor, Andrew Cuomo, rejoiced last January in legalizing permissive abortion up through birth.
Hmmm, was this stranger a spokeslady for the next step in Democrat-sponsored slaughter, the infanticide lobby? AOC, who herself has pushed the Dems further left, didn’t seem to want to offend this aborning lobby, if that’s what it was.
Who knows, the next unidentified spokeslady may start suggesting recipes for how best to eat the babies, and AOC-style Dems sure wouldn’t want to lose such a potentially vital bloc at the ballot box. … Continue Reading

A Faustian Bargain Revisited

October 14, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on A Faustian Bargain Revisited

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD

It is gratifying to see that the legal system is still able to recognize the differences between right and wrong and will actually move to correct situations where those differences were blurred. The Michigan attorney general and the University of Iowa are cases in point.
Back in April, I wrote about the underhanded actions of Michigan’s anti-Catholic Attorney General Dana Nessel and how she manipulated the legal system to exclude a Catholic adoption agency from state contracts, which would force it to close.
The long and short of the matter is as follows: St. Vincent Catholic Charities partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to recruit and support foster and adoptive families. Under contract with the state, St. Vincent provided more adoptive families than ninety percent of what similar agencies in its service area provided.
St. Vincent, however, being a Catholic organization, would not place children with unmarried cohabitants or same-sex couples. When inquiries were made by these individuals, St. Vincent would politely decline and referred the inquirer to a facility that did make such placements. Well, the inevitable happened; the state was sued by a same-sex couple for partnering with St. Vincent and thus discriminating against LGBTQ individuals.
St. Vincent intervened in the suit since it had a stake in the outcome and the state defended its policy of contracting with Christian and Catholic adoption agencies by citing a state law that allowed it to do so. However, that ended when Democrat Dana Nessel, herself in a lesbian marriage, was elected attorney general. As the state’s new lawyer she switched sides and entered into a stipulated agreement with the ACLU, representing the same-sex couple, literally ignoring the rights of St. Vincent’s, which prohibited the state from further contracts with St. Vincent’s and other similar agencies.
St. Vincent didn’t take that sitting down. It went back to court to undo the “consent decree” Nessel negotiated. On September 26 St. Vincent not only won, but U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker — in street lingo — ripped Nessel a new one. … Continue Reading

The New York Times Rewrites History — As Usual

October 13, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The New York Times Rewrites History — As Usual

By CHRISTOPHER MANION

This past August 14, The New York Times launched its “1619 Project.” That was when the United States was really founded, trumpeted the Times — when the first African slaves arrived in Virginia.
The “Project” is designed both to perpetuate the left’s attack on our constitutional republic and to hijack the expansive narrative of American history and replace it with the tiresome flat-world Marxist myth of class warfare. A wave of the usual media suspects picked up the theme, breathing new life into racism as both a campaign issue and a fundamental template for future “reporting.”
It is curious that the launch occurred only one day after a tumultuous meeting of the editorial staff of the Times, a transcript of which was leaked and printed online two days later in Slate. The meeting focused on the advisability of the use of the term “racist.” It shouldn’t be used all the time, Executive Editor Dean Baquet explained.
Instead, he told the assembled staffers, “the best way to capture a remark, like the kinds of remarks the president makes, is to use them, to lay it out in perspective,” he said. “That is much more powerful than the use of a word.”
What remark of the president in particular did Baquet have in mind? “Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,” read the headline in a Times story of August 6. Well, the headline was true — and that’s what irked the sensibilities of an anonymous staffer, who, speaking for the majority of his colleagues, complained that the headline “amplifies without critique the desired narrative of the most powerful figure in the country.”
Translated, the staffer was outraged that The New York Times would print a balanced sentence. So were lots of Times readers, who had flooded the paper with similar complaints. “Why, we expect the ‘Newspaper of Record’ to lambaste Trump 24-7,” they implied. “What the blazes are you doing telling the truth?” … Continue Reading

In The Prayer Of The Church, Latin Matters

October 12, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on In The Prayer Of The Church, Latin Matters

By SHAUN KENNEY

Deep down, one really wants to tell folks not to worry about what is going on outside of your parish. After all, what does it really matter who sits in the Curia or who-runs-what at the Vatican Bank? Let the Amazon have its synod; let the Germans follow suit. Who cares so long as we still have the Eucharist, right?
Of course, there is tremendous comfort in the idea that the storm outside isn’t exactly lashing our parish boat too hard. After all, while the politics of the Vatican are “fun” to watch in one sense, the flip side of the argument is rather easily repeated: Focus on your parish, volunteer at the soup kitchen, make rosaries, faithfully attend Eucharistic Adoration, pray the rosary daily, go to Mass every Sunday, make your Confession once a month.
This is what we are called to do after all: to attend to the sacraments and practice the Beatitudes.
I do have a confession to make in this regard, though. Some years ago, my faith was rattled. Not by Pope Francis and the Velvet Mafia, mind you. Rather, it was in early 2011 when the initial changes to the English translation of the Nicene Creed came out that deeply affected me and rattled my ideas about the Magisterium.
You see, the Latin for creed is credo — not “we believe” but rather that I believe. When you make your Confirmation, you are assenting to this creed as articles of faith. This is the faith of our fathers that we are obligated to pass down.
Of course, the changes Pope Benedict made to the English translation of the Nicene Creed rendered the language more faithful to the original Latin. Words are important, and the more faithful the translation the more faithful the faithful; lex orandi lex credendi (the law of prayer is the law of belief). … Continue Reading

Lay Resistance Intensifies . . . Assaults On The Deposit Of Faith Increase

October 11, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Lay Resistance Intensifies . . . Assaults On The Deposit Of Faith Increase

By JOSEPH MATT

This past week at the opening of the Amazon Synod, LifeSiteNews cosponsored with Voice of the Family a panel of some of the leading Catholic media spokespeople to discuss the current crisis in the Church. It wasn’t as though there was anything new that was said — something that hasn’t been covered by the endless petitions, open letters, and public pleas to the Vatican for answers and clarification for the many concerns with which this pontificate has plagued the faithful.
The immediate benefit of this roundtable was the perception that yes, there are issues that divide us, but there is an issue larger that matters more than what divides us — one that threatens the core of all of our beliefs.
This roundtable is perhaps a good example of how these differences can be put aside and we can speak with a unified voice as Catholics under the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church and recognize that there is an assault against the Deposit of the Catholic Faith unlike anything in modern times and at a minimum the Pope is complicit in it.
No serious Catholic can argue with most of what was said during the three-hour presentation followed by questions from the audience. This is an example of the type of momentum we need for more and more lay Catholics speaking out in a show of unity against those who are attempting to destroy the very foundations of our Catholic faith.
What is critical at this point is for the laity to make enough noise to awaken and mobilize the silent clergy who stand quietly by as their fellows preach a Gospel that is more an echo of the Democratic Party than of the Gospel of Christ. … Continue Reading

How Did The Far Left Get Such Clout?. . . “We Let It Happen,” Gorka Tells Audience

October 10, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on How Did The Far Left Get Such Clout?. . . “We Let It Happen,” Gorka Tells Audience

By DEXTER DUGGAN

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Four conservative national commentators looked at how the U.S. has changed under pressure from extreme leftists, and what to expect for the 2020 presidential campaign, as they spoke at “The War for America’s Soul” forum sponsored by Phoenix talk-radio station KKNT (960 AM).
The Virginia T. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts was full as the four gave their perspectives that lasted just over two hours on the evening of September 26. The center’s website says the theater has a capacity of 853 people. They cheered and applauded comments by pundits Michelle Malkin, Sebastian Gorka, Larry Elder, and Mike Gallagher.
Gallagher acted as moderator, to pose questions to the others.
The four spoke the same day that frenzied Democrats in Washington ramped up their assaults to try to oust Republican Donald Trump from the presidency.
Gorka, who served briefly as a White House strategist for Trump, hosts the daily “America First” program on the Salem Radio Network. Salem’s biographical information says that “with parents who had lived as children under fascism and then escaped Communist Hungary, Sebastian was raised to love freedom.”
However, commenting on how the U.S. has changed, the 6-foot-4 Gorka told the Scottsdale audience about the time a young female student whose weight he estimated at 90 pounds walked up to verify his identity. When he affirmed who he was, Gorka said, the student replied, “F*** you, you Nazi.”
As someone whose immediate family in Europe had suffered under both Nazis and Communists, Gorka told the Scottsdale audience how wrong that insult was, but he asked them to ponder how it could even be possible to dare say it.
“Look in the mirror. We let it happen” when Americans let the left take over the schools, Gorka said, citing the example of Bill Ayers becoming a tenured professor.
Ayers had been a member of the violent leftist Weather Underground in the 1970s who went on to serve at the University of Illinois at Chicago and advise future leftist Democrat president Barack Obama. … Continue Reading

The True Saints Among Us

October 9, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The True Saints Among Us

By REY FLORES

As some of us reach middle age, we are now faced with a challenge of having to care for our elderly parents. While some of our parents are just getting older, some of us are dealing with aging and sick parents. With age comes the deterioration of health and our parents who once took care of us need us to take care of them.
Our elderly parents can become like children as they get older. Be it an official diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or diabetes, whatever: These are mental, physical, and physiological conditions which can bring a human person to an almost or entirely helpless infant-like capacity.
I cannot take any credit for taking care of my own mother. That credit goes to my two sisters and my brother-in-law who in my book will probably get to Heaven long before I do — and that’s if I ever do. Why do I say that? I say it because for many years my mother has been bed bound, unable to take care of herself in any way.
Who am I to pat myself on the back for “visiting the sick,” while others care for our loved ones 24/7? My sisters feed her, give her medication, and even change her diapers. Perhaps I just don’t have it in me, but I have a great deal of respect and honor for those people who sacrifice so much to take care of their parents.
My wife moved back to her hometown to help take care of her parents. God bless her — as if it wasn’t enough for her to take on the primary care of our own kids, she is also helping her parents. I’m out of words. Like my sisters and brother-in-law, and anyone else who has done the same, hats off to you.
As Catholics, we are called upon to perform both works of charity and works of mercy. Some of us have the capacity to do this, be it through our own fortitude and virtue, or by nothing other than God’s grace itself.
I cannot conceive in my own head all that my sisters have done to care for our mother. In their acts there exist the greatest of mercies and the greatest of love and compassion. In caring for our aging parents, there exists a beautiful selflessness that is beyond my comprehension. … Continue Reading

“Heartbroken” Pelosi Fast-Tracks Impeachment

October 8, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on “Heartbroken” Pelosi Fast-Tracks Impeachment

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN

“This is a very sad time for our country. There is no joy in this,” said Nancy Pelosi on Saturday,
September 28. “We must be somber. We must be prayerful. . . . I’m heartbroken about it.”
Thus did the speaker profess her anguish — just four days after announcing that her Democratic House would conduct an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
But is this how it really went down? Is this how Pelosi came to authorize an impeachment inquiry before she read the transcript of the conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky?
Another explanation, based on the actual events, suggests itself.
By late September, Pelosi was under constant fire from the House “resistance” that wanted Trump impeached and whose numbers were slowly growing. What was the speaker to do?
The Judiciary Committee is the body historically authorized by a vote of the full House to conduct impeachment inquiries. But to Pelosi this was looking like a loser, a dead end, a formula for failure followed by a backlash against House Democrats and her own removal as speaker in January 2021, if not before.
How so? Her Judiciary Committee chairman, Jerrold Nadler, in his investigation of Trump, had presided over a debacle of a hearing where Trump ally Corey Lewandowski mocked the members. House Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth called the hearing a “fiasco.”
Thus, when news broke of a July 25 conversation between Trump and the president of Ukraine, during which Trump allegedly urged Zelensky “eight times” to investigate Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden’s connections to corrupt oligarchs, Pelosi seized upon it to solve all her problems.
To satisfy the red-hots in her Democratic caucus, she announced an impeachment inquiry on her own. To spare her moderates the pain of having to vote for or against an inquiry, she skipped the floor vote. … Continue Reading

Do People Need An “Adulting” Class?

October 7, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Do People Need An “Adulting” Class?

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD

I have been intrigued lately by a television commercial that has been running in my area. Every time I see it, I wonder.
The ad is for a financial firm which makes new loans and refinances old ones. I don’t know much about the firm other than what is on the web, and I have nothing to indicate that it is not a reputable business. It’s one of its commercials that has me doing the head scratching. It is for student loan refinancing.
Now I know that student loans are challenging for graduates and especially challenging for non-graduate former students. It’s hard to begin a career facing a mountain of debt. That makes marriage, raising a family, purchasing a house, starting a business, among other things, economically difficult. I get that.
In the commercial, a number of people who — I assume — are recent college graduates make the point of how burdensome their student debt is. But toward the end several indicate that they are now debt-free. In fact, the last scene shows an attractive young woman claiming, “Not owing anyone anything is the best feeling in the world. I cannot stop smiling about it.”
The question I want to ask is: What don’t you understand about refinancing? Has higher education left you so obtuse that you think a refinance leaves you debt free? I would think that anyone who graduated from high school would understand the ramification of refinancing a loan, of new interest rates and repayment schedules.
I hope this isn’t the state of higher education in this country. But apparently it is and the University of California at Berkeley has just the right remedy. It now offers a course in adulting. That’s right, a credit course which teaches students how to adult. … Continue Reading

Pelosi On Pro-Abort Parade . . . Has Catholic Hierarchy Cower Behind Her Seamy Shadow

October 6, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Pelosi On Pro-Abort Parade . . . Has Catholic Hierarchy Cower Behind Her Seamy Shadow

By DEXTER DUGGAN

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) gets invited to speak at lots of places. As well as her changes of clothes for a woman much on camera, she has two tricky faces in her purse, to be put on and off as they suit her audience and ambition.
Here’s bad Catholic Pelosi on Capitol Hill behind a lectern labeled “Equal Access to Abortion, Everywhere.” Flanking her are members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and the Pro-Choice Caucus.
A May 23 news release from her office reported Pelosi’s remarks as she saluted pro-abortionists from groups with names like “Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity,” “All Above All,” and — now, here’s a familiar one — Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortionist. Represented by its new president, Dr. Leana Wen.
Oops, that didn’t work out so well. Less than two months later, PP dumped Wen in July for being insufficiently pro-abortion. Did Pelosi hang her head a little bit in shame for associating with such a renegade?
Well, always plenty of time for Pelosi to redeem herself. Or is there? At 79 years old, Pelosi carries almost half as many years on her back as the Golden State she represents in Congress, a state that entered the Union 169 years ago.
California may have a long future despite the earthly ills of earthquakes, floods, and fires, but human mortality is briefer — for everyone. It’s merely honesty and realism for any 79-year-old to calculate that she or he will be pushing up daisies 25 years hence, so a pressing order of business should be getting one’s earthly record in order for review Up Above.
How time can fly. Looking backward, 25 years ago was just 1994, during Bill Clinton’s first presidential term. … Continue Reading

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Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican security

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2019 / 04:39 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed the second-in-command of Vatican security to head the City State’s national police force, after the resignation of the former chief Oct. 14. The pope named Oct. 15,…Continue Reading

Ecological ritual performed in Vatican gardens for pope’s tree planting ceremony

Vatican City, Oct 4, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis witnessed an indigenous performance at a tree planting ceremony in the Vatican gardens Friday, during which people held hands and bowed before carved images of pregnant women, one of…Continue Reading

Young man stuns courtroom by forgiving brother’s murderer, urging her to seek Christ

DALLAS, Texas, October 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In an incredible display of human compassion, a young man whose brother was shot and killed forgave the cop who had been found guilty of his murder. Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger shot and…Continue Reading

Cardinal Ouellet defends priestly celibacy ahead of Amazon synod

Rome, Italy, Oct 2, 2019 / 11:35 am (CNA).- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presented a book Wednesday arguing that in the face of challenges, the Church should not grab at quick solutions, but seek to…Continue Reading

President Trump Defends Religious Freedom at UN, Announces Campaign to Protect Churches

President Donald Trump urged nations across the world to protect religious freedom Monday in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Trump, the first U.S. president to highlight religious freedom at the UN, said America will set aside $25…Continue Reading

Archbishop Harry Flynn dies at 86

Minneapolis, Minn., Sep 23, 2019 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Harry Flynn, a former leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has died. Flynn died Sunday in the St. Paul rectory where he had spent his final days…Continue Reading

Missouri AG refers 12 former Catholic priests for potential prosecution after abuse probe

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Friday that his office had referred 12 former Roman Catholic priests for possible criminal prosecution following a 13-month probe of how diocesan leaders handled allegations of child abuse. The investigation reviewed personnel records for every priest serving…Continue Reading

Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider call for prayer crusade, cite dangers of Amazon Synod

Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have issued an eight-page declaration warning against six “serious theological errors and heresies” they say are contained in the Amazonian Synod working document, and calling for prayer and fasting to prevent them being approved. Cardinal Burke, patron…Continue Reading

Leader of Jesuit order: Satan doesn’t exist as ‘personal’ reality, only ‘symbolic’

August 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The devil is a not a personal reality but a symbol for evil, the head of the Jesuit order said this week. Satan, the devil whom the Catholic Church says was behind the fall of…Continue Reading

American Catholics Must Stand with Hong Kong

The autonomous territory of Hong Kong is in a fight for its life. For over two months, the citizens of Hong Kong have persisted in protesting an attempt by the Hong Kong chief executive to impose an amendment to the…Continue Reading

German archbishop in Auschwitz: Stand up against hubris of the politically powerful

Krakow, Poland, Aug 14, 2019 / 02:31 pm (CNA).- On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, a German archbishop has called for a stand against hubris and arrogance of those in political power. Speaking…Continue Reading

Vatican ‘struggling to put out fire’ of public scandal over JPII Institute purge

ROME, August 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The “firefighters for the new direction” being taken at the John Paul II Institute in Rome are “struggling” to put out a blaze of public scandal, as controversy sparked by a recent purge of professors threatens to reach the door of the Pope’s…Continue Reading

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Interview With Cardinal Burke . . . Discriminating Mercy: Defending Christ And His Church With True Love

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  By DON FIER (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Founder of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis., graciously took time out of his busy schedule to grant The Wanderer a wide-ranging interview during a recent visit to the Shrine. Included among the topics…Continue Reading

Developing Lives Of Peace After The Heart Of Mary

By RAYMOND LEO CARDINAL BURKE (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke delivered the address below at the 32nd Annual Church Teaches Forum, “The Message of Fatima: Peace for the World,” Galt House, Louisville, Ky., July 22, 2017. The address is reprinted here with the kind permission of Cardinal Burke. All rights reserved. This is part one of the…Continue Reading

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What are you willing to die for, Chaput asks students

Washington D.C., Oct 14, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- It is important to consider what we are willing to die for, Archbishop Charles Chaput reminded students and faculty in a speech at the University of Notre Dame on Friday. “It’s a good thing, a vital thing, to consider what we’re willing to die for,” Chaput said in a lecture given to the Constitutional Studies Program at the university on Oct. 11. “To even ask that…Continue Reading

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Does Pope Francis profess the Nicene Creed?

Did Pope Francis really really say that Jesus is not God? Eugenio Scalfari, who made this sensational claim, cannot be treated as a reliable witness. He is an atheist, a Marxist, not a Christian. Although he has interviewed Pope Francis several times, he has not recorded the sessions or taken notes. He boasts of the ability to reconstruct conversations from memory: a technique that would be inappropriate for any responsible journalist, let alone one of Scalfari’s…Continue Reading

Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus

The Synod on the Amazon has begun. “But it will have consequences for the universal Church,” warns Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a lengthy interview with Matteo Matzuzzi for the newspaper “Il Foglio,” released on the very day of the opening of the work. “If one listens to the voices of some of the protagonists of this assembly, one understands easily that the agenda is entirely European.” European, and above all German. Also in Germany, in fact,…Continue Reading

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Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic… American Criminal Justice In Disarray

By STEPHEN M. KRASON (Editor’s Note: Stephen M. Krason’s Neither Left nor Right, but Catholic column appears monthly [sometimes bi-monthly]. He 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 co-founder and president of the Society…Continue Reading

Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg Make A Man Into A Woman?

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate, www.creators.com, distributes his column.) + + + Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday, October 8 must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court. “There are transgender…Continue Reading

This Bud’s For You

By DONALD DeMARCO The purpose of commercial advertising is to persuade consumers to purchase something that they do not need. This is not to say that advertising products are not useful, but to point out that they are inspired by sales and are not grounded in natural desires. By contrast, nature has equipped human beings…Continue Reading

Is Trump At Last Ending Our “Endless Wars”?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN The backstage struggle between the Bush interventionists and the America-firsters who first backed Donald Trump for president just exploded into open warfare, which could sunder the Republican Party. At issue is Trump’s decision to let the Turkish army enter Northern Syria, to create a corridor between Syrian Kurds and the Turkish…Continue Reading

A New And Orthodox Papal Document On Sacred Scripture

  By Fr. BRIAN W. HARRISON, OS Increasingly, over the six years of the Francis pontificate, a lot of us have been asking, wearily, “Can anything good come out of Domus Sanctae Marthae”? Well, something just did. Everyone watching Rome lately has been focusing on the Ominous Amazon — the synod starting this Sunday, October 6 [Editor’s…Continue Reading

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Our Motive Must Be Love

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Twenty-Ninth Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: Exodus 17:8-13 2 Tim. 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8 In the Gospel reading today, St. Luke describes a parable spoken by our Lord to teach us the importance of praying always without growing weary. In anything we do as human beings, we grow weary after a time. However, repeatedly doing…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World . . . True Compassion Is Sharing Fullness Of Faith

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK True love will always be found in the world through those who share the truth. This is at whatever cost to themselves in terms of the comforts of human respect or material gain. Selflessness of love speaks the word the other needs to hear in a disinterested way, regardless of the effect upon the one…Continue Reading

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Q. The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts recently issued a statement on climate change that repeats all of the propaganda from the global warming extremists. Could you look at this statement and tell me if you agree with me? — T.L.H., Massachusetts. A. Yes, we do agree and have written to the bishops stating our concerns about their statement. Here are…Continue Reading

The Phantom Of A German National Church Shows Itself

By WALTER CARDINAL BRANDMUELLER (Editor’s Note: Walter Cardinal Brandmueller’s October 1 statement appears below. Please see page 1A of this week’s issue for a news story about the statement. LifeSiteNews published both the story and the text. Maike Hickson translated Brandmueller’s text from the original German.) + + + “Without Judah, without Rome, we shall build Germany’s Dome [Cathedral]” —…Continue Reading

Faith Is The Foundation For Charity

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Twenty-Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: 2 Kings 5:14-17 2 Tim. 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19 Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun” at Fatima in 1917, we are reminded of the great love God has for us by bearing with us in our frailty and calling us back to Himself…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… St. Francis Borgia

By CAROLE BRESLIN The mere sight of the name Borgia brings to mind the family that was influential in both the Church and society — notorious for their political maneuvering and murder. But God can bring good out of evil and even from this family: Francis Borgia had great influence in the development of the Society of Jesus and served…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… The Martyrs Of Turon

  By CAROLE BRESLIN The complex roots of the Spanish Civil War (February 1936 to April 1939) sprouted many years before hostilities broke out. Little by little the Catholic Church had lost its influence and then it became a prime target for both the revolutionaries and the government. Of Church personnel, those executed during the Spanish Civil War included 12…Continue Reading

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