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The Facts… About The Controversial New Book By Both Cardinal Sarah And Benedict XVI

January 23, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on The Facts… About The Controversial New Book By Both Cardinal Sarah And Benedict XVI

  By FR. JOHN T. ZUHLSDORF (Editor’s Note: Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf posted the following on his January 15 blog at https://wdtprs.com/. It is reprinted here with permission. Please visit his blog for the links he mentions in his text.) + + + Edward Pentin has posted at the National Catholic Register [blog dated January 14] a summary of the facts surrounding the controversial new book from Cardinal Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. As you know, as soon as the book was announced, the attacks began to pour in from the liberal left. Insinuations were made that Benedict was being used, that Sarah lied, that Benedict is too weak to write anything, that they were attacking Francis, etc., etc. As…Continue Reading

An NFL Owner’s Final Victory

January 22, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on An NFL Owner’s Final Victory

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.) + + + Fr. Bill McGuire was sitting in the upper level of the press box at Kezar Stadium watching his hometown team play the Chicago Bears. Things were not going well. The 49ers fumbled the opening kickoff, and the Bears swiftly scored. Less than two minutes into the game, the Niners were down 7-0. Chicago then forced a punt and scored again. Now, it was 14-0. In the lower level of the press box, Tony Morabito, founder and principal owner of the 49ers, sat with his wife, Josephine, and his brother and partner, Vic. He could not have been…Continue Reading

Seth Meyers Likes Neo-Nazi Tactics

January 21, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on Seth Meyers Likes Neo-Nazi Tactics

By BILL DONOHUE (Editor’s Note: Catholic League President Bill Donohue commented on remarks made January 13 by Seth Meyers on his NBC show.) + + + Brooklyn has been hit with a wave of anti-Semitic attacks, and no one uses this as a pretext to make light of them. A Catholic church in Brooklyn was vandalized on January 12 — a man interrupted Mass and desecrated the altar with red juice — and Seth Meyers took the occasion to make fun of it. “A Brooklyn man was arrested at a Catholic church on Sunday for allegedly pouring juice on the altar and splashing it at the priest. Wow, that’s crazy, a crime in a Catholic church that led to an…Continue Reading

Bishop Sheen Comes To My Home Town

January 20, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on Bishop Sheen Comes To My Home Town

By DONALD DeMARCO The 1960s counterculture movement did much to undo many traditional social values, especially those regarding personal relationships and human community. It served as a kind of stage rehearsal for the 1970s, which Tom Wolfe aptly dubbed “The Me Decade.” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, launched the decade which gave us, in 1973, the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion. It was perhaps the best of times and the worst of times for Bishop Fulton J. Sheen to arrive in our fair town of Kitchener, Ontario, to remind us of higher values. In retrospect, Sheen’s appearance was a blessed event. This could not have been known at the time. Many viewed Sheen…Continue Reading

A Book Review . . . Learning The Little-Known Life Story Of Bishop Schneider

January 19, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review . . . Learning The Little-Known Life Story Of Bishop Schneider

By JAMES BARESEL Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age by Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Diane Montagna, Angelico Press, 2019. Available at amazon.com. It would be all too easy for a reviewer of Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age to limit himself to predictable reflections on some of the most high-profile, controversial, and pressing issues of the day. These are, after all, the topics with which much of Christus Vincit is concerned, often making points with which I could not agree more, now and then making ones which I would dispute. But while a 300-page volume can address such topics either with some originality or some comprehensiveness, a book review…Continue Reading

Some Gifts In Strange Packages From 2019

January 17, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on Some Gifts In Strange Packages From 2019

By MSGR. CHARLES POPE (Editor’s Note: Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. This commentary first appeared on his blog dated January 1, 2020. It is reprinted here with Msgr. Pope’s kind permission. All rights reserved.) + + + It is hard to describe 2019 in glowing terms for the Church, both in the United States and around the world. I will not recite every gory detail here but this year saw a further unfolding of the drama of sexual abuse, the coverup of sexual abuse, and the deposing of several bishops and other clergy for this reason, and with more likely to follow in the year to come. All…Continue Reading

The President Has The Authority To Repel Attacks, Not Start Wars

January 16, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on The President Has The Authority To Repel Attacks, Not Start Wars

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate, www.creators.com, distributed this column.) + + + House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s understanding of the constitutional authority of the president when it comes to using military force seems to depend on the party affiliation of the president in question. Pelosi supported former President Barack Obama — a Democrat — using military force against the Libyan regime of Moammar Qadhafi without prior congressional authorization. But she opposed President Donald Trump — a Republican — using military force in Iraq to kill the leaders of two State Department-designated terrorist organizations: Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, leader of Kata’ib Hezbollah. On…Continue Reading

Texas’ Concealed-Carry Law Prevented Mass Murder

January 15, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on Texas’ Concealed-Carry Law Prevented Mass Murder

By DAVID HARSANYI The same weekend that Orthodox Jews in Monsey, N.Y., were fighting off another knife-wielding anti-Semite thug with chairs and coffee tables — they were fortunate that the perpetrator hadn’t brought a firearm, like the killer who targeted a yeshiva in Jersey City only a few weeks earlier — Jack Wilson, a 71-year-old congregant and security volunteer at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, took mere seconds to stop a potential mass murderer. Earlier in the year, to the dismay of the usual suspects, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had signed a bill making it explicitly legal for Texans with concealed-carry licenses to bring their weapons into places of worship. These kinds of protections allowed Wilson…Continue Reading

Indiana Attorney General Pledges Decent Burials… Says The Thousands Of “Fetal Remains” Are Not Identifiable

January 14, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on Indiana Attorney General Pledges Decent Burials… Says The Thousands Of “Fetal Remains” Are Not Identifiable

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (CNA) — After an Indiana abortion doctor hoarded more than 2,400 sets of unborn babies’ remains dating back nearly 20 years, the state’s attorney general has pledged to secure them a decent burial. He said the case shows the need for strong laws regulating the bodies of aborted babies. “The troubling discovery of 2,411 fetal remains from Indiana abortion clinics was a shock to our state and our nation alike, and my office is proud to lead the investigation of this horrific situation to bring answers and closure to all those impacted,” Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said in the December 2019 preliminary report put out by his office. “My office continues to work diligently on the…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Time To Revisit Michael Rose’s Goodbye, Good Men

January 13, 2020 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review… Time To Revisit Michael Rose’s Goodbye, Good Men

By JEFF KOLOZE Rose, Michael S. Goodbye, Good Men: How Liberals Brought Corruption Into the Catholic Church. Regnery, 2002. Available at amazon.com. Why read a book that’s 18 years old? Because Pope Francis makes it relevant for 2020. Friends recommended that I read Michael S. Rose’s book years ago, but I never “got around to it.” Unfortunately, what Rose has to say about the aggressive gay and lesbian lobby’s activity within Catholic seminaries and the Church at large is still relevant, mainly because the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, often uses the word “rigid” when referring to his priests who are young and orthodox. If he fears these priests so much to disparage them by calling them rigid,…Continue Reading