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Pride Month Shows… Christians Must Opt Out Of Mainstream Culture In America

June 14, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Pride Month Shows… Christians Must Opt Out Of Mainstream Culture In America

By JONATHON VAN MAREN (LifeSiteNews) — Nothing highlights the extent to which the Overton Window has shifted away from Judeo-Christian values to those of the sexual revolution like children’s entertainment during “Pride Month.” Those of you who follow the culture updates posted in this space will be aware that the queering of children’s entertainment has been moving at a rapid clip for some time; but in June, things tend to speed up. There was the Blue’s Clues jingle for kids sung by the drag queen, and new kid’s content for Pride is being pumped out almost daily.There’s plenty of swag being advertised, too. Nickelodeon is pushing shoes for kids that sport Sponge Bob SquarePants with the Pride rainbow and the…Continue Reading

The End Of Ethics

June 13, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The End Of Ethics

By DONALD DeMARCO There are two solutions on the horizon to our present national crisis. The first is a purely political one, which seeks to impose a way of life on people in the form of a set of arbitrary rules. We see this today with the widespread imposition of political correctness. The second is not primarily political but Christian, specifically ethics based on the natural law. Insofar as the latter urges people to live by love of God and neighbor, its appeal is to the inner person.The purely political solution, as history teaches us, consistently fails to bring about what it promises. The Christian solution will succeed, but only when people decide to live in accordance with their inalienable…Continue Reading

What Is America’s Cause In The World?

June 12, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on What Is America’s Cause In The World?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “Take away this pudding; it has no theme,” is a comment attributed to Winston Churchill, when a disappointing dessert was put in front of him.Writers have used Churchill’s remark to describe a foreign policy that lacks coherence or centrality of purpose.For most of our lifetimes, this has not been true of the United States. The goal of our foreign policy has been understandable and defined.From 1949-1989, it was Cold War containment of the Soviet Empire and USSR.Ronald Reagan believed in a “rollback” of Communism, once telling an aide that his policy might be summed up as: “We win. They lose.”At the Cold War’s end, George H.W. Bush said America would now lead mankind in the creation…Continue Reading

Christianity, The Soul Of The World

June 11, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Christianity, The Soul Of The World

By FR. DENIS WILDE, OSA One of the most concise yet revealing statements identifying Christianity in the ancient pagan Roman world is from the Letter to Diognetus: “A Christian is to the world what the soul is to the body.” All of these four nouns themselves prompt a certain definition, to be sure, but the analogy is rather immediate. The entire letter spells this out with balance, clarity and sensible, metaphoric insight. But whether a Christian looks at that statement to remind oneself, or whether the outsider is just curious amidst a plethora of other competing notions, as did the Athenians, enticed but measuring St Paul’s challenging oration (Acts 17:16-34), the statement defines today as much as ever.Take workouts, or…Continue Reading

The Holy Eucharist, The Passion, And The Priesthood

June 10, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Holy Eucharist, The Passion, And The Priesthood

By JAMES MONTI On May 29 I had the privilege of attending in New York the Ordination of ten men to the priesthood at St. Patrick’s Cathedral — six men for the Archdiocese of New York and four for the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.Even with all the dire news of current evils besetting our country and the Church, an Ordination remains a powerful reason for hope. By the end of the morning there were ten more priests in our world, ten more priests to celebrate countless Masses over the decades to come, to heal the spiritually ill and raise the spiritually dead in the confessional, to witness and bless Catholic marriages, to baptize untold numbers of babies, and to…Continue Reading

Our Lady Of Fatima . . . The June 13 Apparition: “Don’t Lose Heart”

June 9, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Our Lady Of Fatima . . . The June 13 Apparition: “Don’t Lose Heart”

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY The June 13, 1917 saw the second apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to the young shepherds, Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia. The message given by the Blessed Virgin on that day is a very important one, indeed vital, but it has been somewhat overshadowed by what she said during the first apparition, on May 13, and by what happened during the third apparition, on July 13.During the May apparition, our Lady told the children that they would go to Heaven, and also asked them if they were willing to offer themselves to God and bear all the sufferings He willed to send them, as an act of reparation for the conversion of sinners.When Lucia replied in…Continue Reading

Biden Plans To Reduce The Deficit — In 2030

June 8, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Biden Plans To Reduce The Deficit — In 2030

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY Americans, President Joe Biden’s budget proposal suggests, should not worry that he plans to significantly increase federal deficits over the next eight years.Why? Because he intends to begin reducing them — but not eliminating them — nine years from now.Of course, even if the now 78-year-old Biden were to run for reelection in 2024 and win the presidency again, he would be out of office in nine years.Page 26 of Biden’s budget proposal carries a profoundly ironic subhead. It says: “Putting the Nation on a Fiscally Responsible Path.”“The Budget charts a fiscally responsible path for delivering a stronger, more prosperous economy,” it says.“In response to the Nation’s longer-term fiscal challenges, the Budget’s proposals would reduce the…Continue Reading

A Book Review . . . Step By Step Toward Sainthood

June 7, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review . . . Step By Step Toward Sainthood

By REY FLORES Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Making Big Spiritual Progress by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR. Visit https://ascensionpress.com/ or call 1-800-376-0520 for ordering information. “. . . And when the heat came down and I was left on the ground, the devil appeared like Jesus through the steam in the street, showing me his hand, I knew even the cops couldn’t beat. I felt his hot breath on my neck as I dove into the heat. It’s so hard to be a saint in the city, when you’re just a boy out on the street. And the sages of the subway sit just like the living dead, as the tracks clack out the rhythm, their eyes fixed straight…Continue Reading

The Religious Impulse And Christianity

June 6, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Religious Impulse And Christianity

By DONALD DeMARCO William James’ The Varieties of Religious Experience is a classic in its field. It was originally delivered as the Gifford Lectures in Edinburgh between the years 1900 and 1901. A great deal has transpired in the study of religion since that time. Nonetheless, The Varieties of Religious Experience is extremely helpful in today’s world in which religion is increasingly dismissed as some form of superstition while atheism appears to be a growing phenomenon.James is a fair-minded and meticulous thinker. Like his brother, Henry, the distinguished novelist, he also possesses a splendid gift for writing. Although he is not a Christian, he provides an important service not only for Christians but for all people who share in the…Continue Reading

Does Our Diversity Portend Disintegration?

June 5, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Does Our Diversity Portend Disintegration?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN After nine people were shot to death by a public transit worker, who then killed himself in San Jose, the latest mass murder in America, California Governor Gavin Newsom spoke for many on the eve of Memorial Day weekend.“What the hell is going on in the United States of America? What the hell is wrong with us?”Good question. Indeed, it seems that the country is coming apart.In May, Congress, to address a spate of criminal assaults on Asian Americans, enacted a new hate crimes law to protect them.May also witnessed a rash of assaults on Jewish Americans to show the attackers’ hatred of Israel and support for the Palestinians in the Gaza war.The terms “racist” and…Continue Reading